Today we will answer the age old question:
“Which is better, Almond Milk or Soy Milk?”
I will break it down into 3 categories – Nutrition, Taste and Price
If you are a calorie counter or your goal is weight loss the first question often is how many calories does it have? But, it is a lot more complicated than that. While Almond Milk has less calories – it also has less protein, so you cannot consider it adding protein to your bowl of cereal or smoothies.
I love using Almond Milk for Green Monsters and in cereal, but I am a morning runner and I need protein after a run. So, I need to make sure I get another form of protein in breakfast if I use Almond Milk. I wouldn’t have this problem with soy.
Taste: I don’t usually drink Soy milk or Almond milk straight up. Most often I use them in smoothies, cereal or recipes so, it is hard for me to say which one I like better by itself.
They are both sweeter than cows milk and thinner in consistency. Depending on whether you purchase Plain/Original/Vanilla/Unsweetened the taste will change slightly, but overall they are sweet and light.
I like them both 🙂
Price: This is the reason I decided to compare these two drinks. I have been buying Almond milk for over a year, but recent changes in our food budget have me examining the cost of my favorite foods.
Soymilk costs very similar to Almond milk in the grocery store BUT I can get Soymilk at Costco for a little over $1.00 each – $12.29 for 12 – 1 quart containers.
I slightly prefer Almond Milk in smoothies and cereal to keep the calorie count down. But, I am a pescetarian that is training for a Marathon and I need to be mindful of my protein intake (and I rarely even cook fish at home).
When I realized that Soymilk is half the price of Almond milk and has the added bonus of protein I decided to go with Soymilk. I also love that this soymilk is Organic! I will probably continue to purchase Almond Milk on occasion, but I just got a huge case of soy, so not for a while…