Getting Calcium can be a pain if you’re lactose intolerant, and even more so if you’re totally dairy free. Luckily there are a few options out there to get calcium into your diet. According to http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-QuickFacts/ this is how much calcium you need per day. I’m not going to list how much calcium is in each food because, well really? Just eat the food in your diet where you can and you’ll be fine. If you’re taking calcium supplements cycle off them every month or so and don’t take them for a few weeks. It builds up in your system and can cause kidney stones.
So we had someone ask what type of Soy milk does Starbucks use?
I’ve asked around on this one, and it seems to be that in America they have their own proprietary blend of Soy milk made up just for Starbucks made by Silk.
In the UK it just seems to be Alpro Soya. We have a comment on this blog too saying that they are going to be trialing Coconut milk in some places too. I’d also love to see a Lactose free option too. What would you like to see from Starbucks when it comes to Lactose Free alternatives and which types of milk you see being used in your country.
By Gareth Goddard
Blueberry and Pecan Loaf made with lactose free ingredients
The warm weather is here, and with it brings the strong desire for ice cream, and the slight hate and jealousy of everyone running up to ice cream shops and into stores to grab any ice cream they please. What can lactose intolerant people eat for ice cream?
Luckily there are a few options for what you can eat this summer! And this year there seem to be more and more brands popping up which are lactose or dairy free! Thanks to people like Booja Booja and Bessant and Drury’s. You’ll also find a lot more store brand products like sorbets.
By Gareth Goddard
Simple coconut macaroons
5 stars based on
Serving size: 8
Just under 1/4 Cup Honey
2 1/2 – 3 Cups
These are Paleo, dairy free, lactose free and simple and quick to make!
Press into little balls. You should get around 8 out of this mixture. I just did this by hand, squeeze them tight so they hold together long enough to cook. You’ll probably squeeze some of the liquid out between your fingers – thats fine!
Cook for between 7-12minutes at 170. They go brown very quickly so keep an eye on them
Leave to cool for about an hour if you can wait that long. But it will help them keep their shape
Lactose Free or Dairy free buttermilk couldn’t be easier!
First of all you will need.
Dairy Free Milk or Lactosefree milk.
Next, add in 1tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar to each cup of your milk. Stir it up and leave this for around 10 minutes. Boom – dairy free buttermilk, create for any recipe that calls for it. I’ve used this in cakes before and they taste great.
Sorry this wasn’t a long post – a simple trick that will get you into many recipes.