Slowly entering the Indian market, plant-based milks are here to replace cow and buffalo milk and end the atrocities that follow dairy farming farming. Plant-based milk is known to be extremely nutritious, cruelty-free and good for the environment. Plant-based milks are fortified with calcium, and they have less sugar and fat contents and are easily digestible, apart from being free from hormones and contaminants present in dairy products. 

If you are trying a plant-based diet and are seeking to try plant-based milks but don’t have the time to make it yourself, here are some available brands for you to explore. 

  1. Soy milk

The classic vegan milk created from soybeans, soy milk has the same protein content as cow milk and is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D. It is not only easily available but also easy on your wallet and stomach. Some popular brands of soy milk that are readily available in India are Staeta, Sofit and Soy Milky. These are available in sweetened, flavoured and unsweetened varieties.

  1. Almond milk 

The ideal plant-based milk for those who have soy allergies, almond milk is a great source of protein, fibre, vitamin E, antioxidants and calcium. It is versatile and can be used in cooking as well as for making beverages.  Available in various sweetened and unsweetened flavours, Rawpressery and 137 Degrees Almond Milk are few of the many almond milk brands in the country.

  1. Coconut milk

Readily available and creamily delicious, fortified coconut milk is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Coconut milk is ideal for cooking and baking, while being a great substitute for milk in beverages. Available in the liquid form, Dabur Hommade and Cocomama are great brands for coconut milk. However, Satopradhan  and Urban Platter offer coconut milk in the powdered form.

  1. Oat milk 

Loaded with fibre and healthy fats, oat milk is a nutritious alternative to dairy. Its natural properties help maintain digestion and decrease cholesterol levels. Urban Platter offers oat milk in classic, vanilla and rich cocoa flavours. Combining the creaminess of cashews with the mild sweetness of oats, cashew and oat Goodmylk offers a unique plant-based milk alternative.

  1. Rice milk 

Easy to digest due to its high fibre content, rice milk is a convenient option if one has food allergies. It is suitable for cooking and is thinner than other plant-based milks. Some readily available options are Dream Rice Milk and Urban Platter’s rice milk powder.

  1. Walnut Milk

Packing the goodness of walnuts, this vegan milk is ideal for health-conscious and lactose intolerant people who wish to increase their protein intake. Rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid and magnesium, walnut milk is a tasty health booster. Brands such as Borges Natura and 137 Degrees are popular for walnut milk.

  1. Flax milk

An emulsion of cold-pressed flax oil and water mixed together to form a smooth liquid, flax milk is the best source of unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. Suitable for beverages and sweet and savoury dishes, Good Karma Flax Milk is a readily available vegan delight. 

Where to find vegan milk

All the mentioned plant-based milk brands are readily available on online shopping portals such as VVegano, Vegan Dukan, Vegan Mall and Nature’s Basket. Furthermore, several brands such as Urban Platter provide delivery options and Life Health Foods help you locate a store nearby. Apart from these, Amazon offers a variety of vegan milk options. 

We hope that you explore these options and consider switching to plant-based milk for its taste and nutritional properties, along with the fact that it is safe as well as animal and environment friendly.