Over the past week or so, Scotland has been enjoying the most fabulous weather. Rather than the watery sunshine we normally get, it’s been nothing but bright blue skies, and temperatures well into the teens. In short, it feels like summer, which of course means, like 99% of the population, I’m trying to eat a little healthier.
Luckily I’m not lactose-intolerant, so it’s not the biggest deal in the world if I grab a latte at Starbucks, which admittedly I do pretty much daily. But I do feel better when when I cut down on the stuff, so when I found out Innocent had released three different non-dairy milks, it felt a bit like fate.
All three milks are, as you would expect from a brand like Innocent, completely natural. In fact, the almond and oat milks only have three ingredients, whilst the Hazelnut milk has four. I love the fact there are no additives, stabilisers or anything other than what’s absolutely necessary. If you’re a superhuman who makes their own dairy free milks, this means you have one less job to do! Also, important to note in today’s plastic-averse society – the bottles (and caps) are all fully recyclable. So great taste and non-harmful to the environment? Win win!
The fact that all three are absolutely delicious is a real benefit, and depending on what I’m doing, I tend to pick a milk to suit. For my morning smoothie (I’m not a big breakfast person) I blend frozen strawberries, a banana and almond milk for a blast of Vitamin C first thing. If I’m making a coffee, I have been making my lattes with the hazelnut milk – it lends a subtle nuttiness which is delicious with espresso (and saves a pump of flavoured syrup). If I’m making porridge, I use the oat milk. All three are absolutely delicious, and can be enjoyed both hot and cold, and are great to use for drinks, for cooking and even for baking!
Innocent non-dairy milks are priced at £2 per bottle and they are available at Waitrose.