Cow's milk contains lactose, which, according to various estimates, is not tolerated by 35 to 85 percent of people. In addition, it contains casein, which is difficult to digest and causes disruption in the work of many organs. It can be difficult to refuse the use of milk, but you can simply replace it with healthier foods.
1. Almond milk
It is produced from kernels of almonds and even at home it is not difficult to cook it. You just need to soak almonds for a few hours, peel, grind and strain.
The resulting product is very similar to conventional milk and can be used for making milk porridge, smoothies and coffee drinks. The only disadvantage of almond milk is that it is impossible to make yogurt from it.
2. Goat milk
For those whose body does not tolerate lactose, goat's milk will be a good way out. It has a somewhat specific flavor, but it's just a matter of habit.
Goat's milk is much easier to digest and even improves the work of the stomach. But we must remember that it must be boiled: using raw goat's milk, you can catch tick-borne encephalitis.
Soymilk has a soft creamy taste, contains a useful plant protein, amino acids and calcium. It is easily absorbed by the body and can be used in any recipes.
4. Rice milk
This product is derived from certain varieties of brown rice. It is rich in calcium and vitamins, and the fat content is almost zero. Rice milk has the ability to bind and remove "bad" cholesterol from the body, normalize blood sugar levels and improve digestion, so it is especially useful for the elderly.
Just like almond, rice milk is easy to make by hand. All you need to do is pour the brown rice with clean water for a few hours, then grind it in a blender and pass the resulting mass through a sieve.
5. Potato broth
Of course, potato broth can not be poured into coffee or cooked with semolina porridge, but for baking it is an ideal replacement for milk. Yeast dough turns out especially tasty and magnificent, if instead of the usual cow's milk add a potato broth in a proportion 1: 1.Just cook 3-4 potatoes in 1 liter of water and use the resulting "broth", as indicated in the recipe.
6. Pure water
In many recipes, milk can be safely replaced with ordinary clean water without much detriment to taste.