A Month of Thanks 2013: Day 3 – Dairy Alternatives

I didn’t give up dairy because I’m a vegan. I gave it up because dairy killlllls my stomach. I am of the belief that it is kind of weird that we consume something that was never intended for our bodies and even still, I will never deny the awesomeness that is cheese. Or ice cream. I don’t eat either and I’m still surviving thanks to almond, coconut, hemp and cashew milk.

Coconut milk

I am so so thankful for these suitable alternatives that give me the chance to enjoy my favorite foods without being doubled over in pain.

But er uh…for the record, I’ve tried so many brands and there really isn’t a good substitute for cheese. Like, no. Just…no.

  • I really recommend rice milk!
    And I also am waiting for a good cheese substitute. :)

    • Brittany

      I’ve tried rice milk but it tastes a bit watery to me. Do you know of a good brand?

  • If you find a good cheese replacement you need to do a post on it ASAP. I can’t give up pizza no matter how sick it makes me :(

    • Brittany

      Girl, I’ve been working SO hard trying to find something. Don’t even talk about pizza. I miss pizza sooooooo much.

  • Hold on…hold on…COCONUT MILK from SILK!?!?!?? I need! Also, cheese is one of my favorite food groups. I’ve never found a tasty substitute either!

    • Brittany

      Yesss!! Girlfriend, where have you been? I LOVE that stuff.

  • I’m a huge almond milk fan myself. LOVE it to bits! The unsweetened almond milk or the dark chocolate almond milk are amazing. I don’t like cow’s milk to drink. And I agree, I haven’t found a great vegan cheese yet. But I keep trying. I did find a decent vegan whipped cream ‘cheese’ spread.

    • Brittany

      Oh my! I need to try this vegan cream cheese you keep telling me about. And I have yet to try chocolate almond milk!!

  • I’ve tried a bunch of different “milks” and prefer almond, coconut, and flavored soy. I agree, there really is no good alternative to cheese, blech! Do you know of any good ice creams? I’m allergic to milk so I can’t even splurge on the occasional ice cream : /

    • Brittany

      Almond Dream makes a fantastic ice cream! So does the brand So Delicious. I looooove their coconut milk ice cream.