Soy, Rice or Oat? ~ the little lioness

Soy, Rice or Oat?

I recently went off dairy. It started with chocolate, as I made an immediate connection between it going in my mouth and about 20-30mins not having a happy stomach at all. Then all other things yummy and creamy were slowly dropped until I think I can have a small amount of dairy in something (like the small amount of condensed milk in the creamed rice Rish made last night, and I had for breakfast today!) but really don’t want to push it.

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So, a couple of weeks ago, Vitasoy longlifes were on special, so I thought, okay, I’ll get one each of the lite soy, their oat milk and the rice milk… and see how they go on my Weetbix!

Week 1 (it take me about a week to get through a litre of milk. Sue me :p) we the soy. I know this was bearable, and I think I like the lite a lot more than the regular… haven’t done a direct comparison between it and So Good though…

Week 2 I did the rice milk…. ew! I should have just used water! The taps would have given it more taste. It soaked into my weetbix strangely… I’m exactly sure how to describe it… I think it was just like water though…

Week 3 oat milk… this was nice and creamy… too a lot though to make my Weetbix soggy enough but not too soggy!

So, yeah, sticking with the Lite Vitasoy for now… good thing too, because Rish seems happy enough with its taste in his cooking (sago one night, and the creamed rice another)… not that this is necessarily good for my waist line :p

Can you stand the taste of soy milk?



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  1. August 13, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I actually enjoy Silk Vanilla Soy. It’s pretty okay. Almond Milk is wonderful too!

  2. August 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I had to go off dairy for about three years when I was younger due to skin allergies. It’s taken me until now to start appreciating soy milk again (and only in small doses and in certain situations).

    Good luck with finding a suitable alternative! It’s a toughie!

  3. August 13, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Angel – I’m not sure if we have that brand here… and I saw Almond milk the other day… I think it was bout 4 times the cost of the others!

    Yeah, I used to hate the taste as a kid.. I’m sure it’s gotten bette…

  4. August 13, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I am lactose intolerant and vegetarian, so i drink any other kinds of milk, but i do prefer soy milk. In the Vitasoy range i love the vanilla flavoured soy the plain tastes too nutty but is fine in smoothies and things but on cereal definately the vanilla.

  5. August 14, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Hey Amanda – I haven’t tried flavoured soy since I was a kid I don’t think, and then it would have been chocolate so good! :)

  6. Shelley
    August 15, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Have you tried lactose free milk to see if that’s the culprit? You’re about the right age for lactose intolerance to kick in, the gene often stops being expressed mid-twenties or so. My younger sister is lactose intolerant and finds that drinking the lactose free milk builds up enough residual lactase activity that she can have small amount of yoghurt or cheese (both relatively low in lactose anyway). Particularly handy when she was pregnant and breast feeding.

    Of course if it’s a casein or whey allergy then there’s nothing you can do, anything even slightly dairy will set it off.

  7. August 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I’ve only had the lactose free milk once, that was in coffee at work some time ago, when we were out of other milk. I nearly bought lactose free cream today, but apparently it doesn’t whip, so decided against it.

    I’lltry it next time :)

    But I’m also starting to get MORE confused, because lollies are making me feel meh (gassy etc) which according to google may be more general things, like irritable bowel (I know, google is not a medical professional)….

    But I’m not sure, and welcome ANY suggestions like that one :)

  8. Shelley
    August 16, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Milk can be a trigger for IBS, although in my case it’s the fat that does it (so skim milk is fine). Lollies can have artificial sweetners and thickeners and stuff that cause gas just on their own plus they’re rarely an actual IBS trigger, so I wouldn’t worry too much about them personally. Oh and if you do have a milk allergy instead of lactose intolerance then milk solids are sneaked in all kinds of places you wouldn’t expect and it doesn’t take much to make you react, so it can be helpful to work out the distinctions there.

    It sounds like you need to keep a food+symptoms diary for a while then go see your doctor if you can’t figure it out. Of course many of them still don’t know much about IBS or food intolerances or other such stuff, doctors don’t always keep current with their gastroenterology in my experience. It always amuses me when I know more than my doctor about what’s wrong with me but when it got so I have to take my own copy of the Pharmac schedule and show them what to prescribe and how much, well that was a bit over the top.

  9. August 16, 2009 at 9:13 am

    That doesn’t exactly instill confidence :p

    But yeah, I know what you mean…

    I know I should be keeping a symptom diary, but I’ve been slack (I’ve always been bad at food diaries of any sort! Always start then trail off…)… But I’m slowly figuring myself out I think… I just have to stick to the things that I’ve figured out, instead of last night “oh that cheese and pear paste looks so nice, one or two bikkies with it won’t hurt”… erm. *slaps self* :p

  10. Kelkel
    August 28, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Shelly’s idea for the win (food-symptom diary).

    I drink So Good light, because it’s one of the cheaper ones, rarely has chunky residue in the bottom, is available in all supermarkets and I’ve gotten used to the taste. I’ve been on soy since 2004-ish, and after FIVE years of it, I can finally have a glass without chocolate flavouring added.

    I don’t mind the taste of Vitasoy, but some of their beverages are pretty heavily fortified with vitamin A, which is one of those things that you’re not meant to have heaps of and I’m already on an A supplement. Probably not so much of a problem for everyone else. However, Vitasoy chocolate milk from the fridge, yummo! Sugary goodness…

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