This is the fourth installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!
D is for Dairy-Free Milk
There are several reasons not to drink cow’s milk, and fortunately several alkaline alternatives exist. Almond, coconut, soy, and rice milks are the most popular dairy-free milks lining the store shelves, but you can also make your own cashew milk or other nut milk.
Because rice milks tend to have the highest sugar content and there are many issues associated with soy, we primarily recommend unsweetened almond and coconut milks.
Dairy-free milks promote health in many ways:
- Helps aid in weight loss
- Strengthens the immune system
- Contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, including potassium, chloride, iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, and vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6
- Aids in digestion
- Relaxes muscles and nerves
- Promotes skin, heart and eye health
- Helps balance blood sugar levels
It’s easy to make your own fresh nut milks–just soak the nuts for 24 hours, blend a handful or two of nuts with a pitcher of Chanson ionized alkaline water, and strain through a fine sieve.
Dairy-free milk recipes to try:
- Dairy-Free Sugar-Free Horchata
- Dairy-Free Iced Tea Latte
- Iced Coffee
- Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Virgin Pina Colada Smoothie
- Vegan Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Other alkaline foods that start with D:
For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for next week’s installment of our alkaline foods series: E is for Eggplant.