Ask me anything   I'm Emma O. I spend my days drawing, coding, eating, running and moaning. I've lost about 70lb and ran my first half marathon last year and will be training for my first marathon this year so I talk about running and weight loss quite a lot! I have epilepsy and tend to rant a lot about that. Oh and I like porridge/oatmeal a little too much...

Soya milk.

I’ve been wanting to try it for a while but last night I finally decided to buy some soya milk and give it a try! I don’t want to cut out cow’s milk, I just want to drink less of it.

When I got home, I poured myself a small glass and reluctantly took a sip only to find out it was delicious. I was really surprised! It was very creamy tasting and didn’t taste weird as I’d expected it to. I bought the original stuff which is sweetened but there was an unsweetened version which I think would be a better but just maybe not as tasty.

I used it in my blueberry porridge this morning and it was really good. I put honey on top of it but it really didn’t need it, the soya milk and the blueberries made it sweet enough.

On the way to work I got my weekly treat of a cinnamon latte from Costa. Was on a bit of a roll with the soya thing so I decided to ask for it with soya milk. It tasted pretty much exactly the same as the whole milk one, I only really noticed it when it got to the bottom of the cup and the coffee had cooled down a lot. The best thing about it is that it saves about 60 calories! I didn’t feel as bloated as I usually do after drinking one as well which is always a plus.

I’m interested to know if the chocolate version would be good after a workout as well. Chocolate milk is still my favourite post run snack.

The true test is going to be when I try it in a cup of tea though, I haven’t heard good things about using it in tea. I may have to stick to cow’s milk at weekends if it isn’t good, I don’t think me and the boy could last without a decent brew!

Overall I think it’s a winner. Unless I suddenly discover I have some sort of intolerance to it. The only thing that does concern me is it costs quite a bit more than cow’s milk.

This reminds me, I still need to post about the almond milk I made. I’ll try and do that tonight :)

— 1 year ago
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