“Ah, Milk!”

The very word brings to mind vibrant images of cows voraciously grazing on verdant pastures in full view of the midday sun and conjures up images of free-flowing creamy, white frothy liquid reminiscent of something out of a childhood dairy commercial. Milk has been a staple household commodity in Sri Lanka for centuries, prided on for its high calcium content, versatility and of course, default taste.

The road to healthy weight gain as with anything begins with seeking medical assistance. Not only can you get a rough idea on how to increase meal intake – but you will also receive the breakdown of what you should be consuming (including weight gain supplements). In most cases, you should probably hold off the fat burning exercises till you achieve an ideal weight.

1. SOY MILK
Homemade Soy Milk Recipe

A popular substitute for dairy milk, soy milk is made by blending soybeans and water. It is often sold either sweetened, unsweetened and/or flavoured.













Homemade Soy Milk Recipe
2. COCONUT MILK

Coconut Water vs. Coconut Milk: What's the Difference?
A close substitute to cow’s milk, coconut milk’s texture is reminiscent of that of whole dairy milk. It has a higher fat percentage compared to other plant-based milk options at around 5 grams of saturated fat per cup.

3. ALMOND MILK

Is Almond Milk Production Bad For The Environment? Almond milk is a blend of ground almonds, coconut water and a sweetener (either brown sugar, kithul treacle or honey). It is creamy, mildly sweet and possesses a stark resemblance to dairy milk.

4. RICE MILK

Rice Milk for Babies & Toddlers: Benefits, Risks & Alternatives Rice milk is prepared from boiled rice, brown rice syrup and brown rice starch. Creamy, sweet and easy to make, rice milk can easily replace dairy in baking sweet items.

5. OAT MILK

What's The Difference Between Oat Milk Nutrition and Real Dairy Milk? | Milk Life Oat milk is prepared with pre-soaked rolled oats. It has a subtle, slightly sweet taste and is an ideal substitute for low-fat or skim milk. Aside from its pleasant taste, it is also low in fat and rich in fibre.

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