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The cheapest, while the most nutritive, soy milk. (and zero waste)

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Aug 6, 2013
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The cheapest, while the most nutritive, soy milk. (and zero waste)

I've been trying to reduce my milk consumption for environment reason. Soy milk turns out to be a great alternative as it environmental impact is half of cow milk, and protein amount is around the same. But very fast, I found soy milk to be expensive, especially for something that is way more straight forward to produce than cow milk. So trying to find an alternative, and after much research, found out that Bulk Barn sells a Soy Milk Powder. You put 100 g of powder in 1 litre of water, blend it and chill it, and you get a milk loaded with 53 g of proteins per litre (twice the cow milk)!

I went yesterday night to my local Bulk Barn, and realize 100 g of this powder is only 38 cents, minus the 33% off coupon I had. Regarding the taste, it is a more flourish as there is much less fat in it. I ended up putting some sugar in it, and next time I will try some vanilla, and maybe a bit less powder. But so far, this feels very promising : WAY cheaper, twice the nutriment, zero trash (no tetra-pack), easy carry to carry.
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Interesting. I prefer almond and coconut milk. I wonder if the powder form at bulk barn can work just as well. I guess the only downside is less protein.
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speedyforme wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 10:34 am
Interesting. I prefer almond and coconut milk. I wonder if the powder form at bulk barn can work just as well. I guess the only downside is less protein.
I just searched, and look like they do have it for coconut :
https://www.bulkbarn.ca/en/Products/All ... owder-2949

But indeed, almond and coconut milk is way less interesting for nutritions, having less proteins and more fat. And I didn't check the price of it. For comparison :
https://www.bulkbarn.ca/en/Products/All ... owder-1229
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It is no fortified as most in a carton is. So if you are vegan, get your b12 elsewhere
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I did some testing lately, and I found out it taste better if you put a bit less than 100g per liter. Also, because its very low in sugar and fat, it does taste quite more like flour. To get around, I tried adding stevia, vanilla and even some coffeemate. It did the trick and now taste better.

I also went to find some fancy glass jar, so it does look more appealing then if its just in the blender jar. http://lapinte.ca/wp-content/themes/ber ... -3pack.png

Zoro69 has a good point about b12 for those who are vegan, but it is totally possible to buy some B12 powder and add it to the blend.

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