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I'm trying to lower my cholesterol and overall my diet in general... Could anyone tell me the nicest tasting plant milk for my teas and coffees? Have tried a few different ones but the plant milk doesn't mix well at all. Not sure what I am doing wrong? Use plant milk for my porridge but would also like to use for hot drinks too. Thanks for any replies

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You need oatly barista

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Red18 in reply to Brightfeather

Hellooooo Brightfeather. Can I use the unsweetened version of oatly barista or do I need to use the sweetened version? Thankyou

I prefer unsweetened

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Red18 in reply to Brightfeather

Thanks. Can I purchase oatly barista easily?

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Rob6868 in reply to Red18

I was using alpro oat milk but after reading the ingredients I've actually gone back to organic dairy milk.

It just seems purer.

Ironically I started using oat milk thinking it would be better and maybe the one your using is?Buy I've gone back to normal milk until I find better for my heart

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Red18 in reply to Rob6868

I find all info about heart health so confusing.. We get told so many conflicting reports about saturated fats being the blame then sugar and carbohydrates. Difficult when you are trying to do the right thing after being diagnosed with heart disease. Thanks for replying

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Pacific Organic Oat Milk 🌾🥛 might be of interest, Red18: luckyvitamin.com/p-609064-p... (£2.81 — 32 fl. oz.)

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Ingredients: Filtered Water, Oats*, Oat Bran*, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sea Salt, Gellan Gum, Riboflavin (B2), Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2

*Organic

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It contains no oil, which is of interest to folks following a Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn-type ( google.com/search?as_q=Dr%2... ) plant-based, oil-free diet with particular focus on heart ♥️ health ( happyhealthylonglife.com/ha... , mobile.twitter.com/dressels... ). 👍👍

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Very best wishes in your search for a tasty 😋 plant-milk, Red18. 😌 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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Oh . . . if you’ve time/ interest, there’s "How To" videos 📹 on making your own oat milk ( google.com/search?as_q=How+... ) as well as other plant milks ( google.com/search?as_q=How+... ). 👍👍

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Rob6868 in reply to Kai--

I just looked at it

Looks good but has 19g of sugar per serving.

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Kai-- in reply to Rob6868

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Agreed, Rob6868. 👍👍 . . . 19g of sugar is a lot 😯 especially if we’re following a ‘low to no’ SOS 🆘 (Salt/Sodium 🧂, Oil/Fats 🛢, & Sugar/Sweeteners 🍯 ) foods for heart ♥️ health.

. . . • If we use a splash 💦 of oat milk [less than a 1/4 cup (60mL)?], which is less than (<) 4.75 g of sugar, then we’d needn’t add any sugars/ sweetners 🍯 to our tea ☕️ , coffee ☕️ , oatmeal 🥣 , etc.? 🤔

. . . • If we use a cup (240 mL) of oat milk in our tea, coffee, oatmeal, etc, then the full 19g of sugar it is 😯 — along with the other nutrients noted:

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Pacific Foods - Organic Oat Milk Original - 32 fl. oz. (946 mL) [ luckyvitamin.com/p-609064-p... ]

Serving Size: 1 cup (240 mL)

Servings Per Container: 4

Amount Per Serving; %DV

. . . Calories: 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Calories From Fat: 20

. . . Total Fat: 2.5g; 4% . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturated Fat: 0g; 0%

. . . Trans Fat: 0g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cholesterol: 0mg; 0%

. . . Sodium: 115mg; 5% . . . . . . . . . . .Potassium: 120mg; 3%

. . . Total Carbohydrate: 24g; 8% . . . Dietary Fiber: 2g; 9%

. . . Soluble Fiber: 1g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insoluble Fiber: 1g

. . . Sugars: 19g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Protein: 4g

. . . Vitamin A: 10% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vitamin C: 0%

. . . Calcium: 35% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Iron: 10%

. . . Vitamin D: 25% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riboflavin: 30%

*Daily Value Not Established.

†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Wonder what the nutrient breakdown is for HOMEMADE oat milks 🌾🥛 and nut milks? . . . 🤔

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Cooper27Administrator

Most people find soya milk is the best for hot drinks, if you're alright with soya.

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Red18 in reply to Cooper27

Yes ok with soya. Thankyou

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Agoodenough in reply to Red18

I agree I think maybe soya. I’m vegan and buy KoKo from sainsburys but I drink black tea and coffee so not sure which to recommend for you at home. When I’m out I have a cappuccino with soya which I enjoy. (it would be good to hear which one you would recommend when you find it as it would be helpful on vegan food for life 🌱)

Ali 🙂🌱

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Red18 in reply to Agoodenough

Morning Ali. I have really any plant milk for my porridge but struggle with my tea and coffee. The barista oat milk I have had before but high in sugar. Will let you know which one I can recommend. Thanks for replying

I've heard even though there plant base there are still things added for flavor

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Rob6868 in reply to Want2BHappy3

exactly

I have soya in coffee, but changed to drinking green tea and have become very accustomed to it now after nearly 6 years and really enjoy it.

I also changed to decaf both coffee and green tea ( can be difficult to find but I like the Tetley decaf green tea).

I do treat myself to non decaf coffee but only in early or mid mornings, rest of day all decaf.

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Rob6868 in reply to bobaxford

I'm doing the same as you

Hi Red18. I use Oat milk for porridge and coffee and tea drinks. I use soya milk for other things like cooking and even cereals but the pay milk makes the scrummiest porridge ever.😸

That's oat not pay milk. Damned predictive tex!!!

I use Alpro unsweetened almond milk. It tastes good to me, and fits with my very low carb/sugar approach. Hope you find something tasty that works for you!

Hi Red18

I also hope you find something that works for you. I think you've had some really great responses.

Zest :-)

I use use coconut, cashew or almond for coffee and almond or cashew for tea.

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Red18 in reply to

Thankyou for reply. Most helpful

in reply to Red18

You are welcome. Very best of luck 😀

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