In my search for a non-dairy beverage, I have experimented with non-dairy drinks made from soy, oats, hemp, rice, rice & soy, and almonds. I use mostly almond or hemp for baking, when I eat steel cut oats for breakfast or anywhere that milk is called for, except baking. (It’s too pricey for that.) But a couple of years ago I fell in love with chai tea, and recently purchased Bolthouse’s Vanilla Chai Tea, which has no added sugar, is gluten free, has no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors, and no genetically modified ingredients, including no genetically modified soy.
Mostly, I use my vanilla chai tea drink to flavor my Dandy Beverage (dandelion coffee substitute) or my hot cereal. The taste is delicious, and although there are 25 grams of carbohydrates in 8 ounces, I generally use only one or two ounces at a time for a little zing to my cereal or beverage. (There are also 10 grams of protein per cup.)
I first saw Bolthouse products in the refrigerated section in Whole Foods, but now I see it in supermarkets like Acme, as well. If you are not allergic to soy, you might want to try this non-dairy milk substitute soon. It comes in a small size and a large size, pictured below. It has become one of my favorite beverages, after water.
P.S. I am including a Peak to Pique note in this posting so you receive only one notice. My next recipe will feature a bean dish and how to incorporate beans into your menus (without digestive discomfort), especially if your food budget needs tightening.