Almond milk is the most common nut milk and is great for those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to soy. It contains heart healthy fats and is low in saturated fat. However, the main ingredient in almond milk is water and it does have lower protein content than dairy and soy options3.
Other nut milks you can find are cashew and peanut milks that contain similar heart healthy fats.
Coconut milk (coconuts are technically drupes!) is generally higher in calories and saturated fat than other milks, but it's great for cooking with4. If you’re opting for nut milk, check the ingredients list as the overall nut content can vary between brands as well as calcium levels. Some brands will also have extra additives in their milk such as sweeteners, flavourings, or salt.