WINNER: Califia Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, £2.40/ 750ml, Sainsbury’s, Ocado
Taste: A richly flavoured, not-too-sweet ‘milk’ with a smooth texture and nice hint of vanilla.
Nutrition: This soya-free, lactose-free milk alternative is made with whole blanched almonds. It’s low in saturated fats and has only 17kcal per 100ml – that’s half the calories of skimmed milk. It may be lower in protein (0.5g/100ml) than whole dairy milk (3.5g/100ml), but it offers 24% of your recommended daily calcium intake (compared with 15% in whole dairy milk).
Try it: Enjoy it as a drink with a banana or to top cereals, or use it in puddings, such as rice puddings or healthy versions of pannacotta and crème caramel.
Per 100ml serving: 17kcal, 1.3g fat, 0.1g saturates, 0.1g sugars, 0.2g salt