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Looking for drink options for my child

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:47 pm
by iaps63
Any suggestions please ?

No soy, No milk. I used to make Almond milk on my own and now dont have time to do it. coconut milk is another option, but most of the store products have guar gum and all the additives.

Re: Looking for drink options for my child

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:08 pm
by noelm
We get Trader Joe's Almond milk, so far so good (Contains Xanthan gum). DW recently got Silk Almond Milk, for holiday travels. I am not very happy (not stored in refrigerator, so must contain some kind of preservative).

I doubt, you will find any gum-less commercial milk.

Otherwise, if your child does not have restrictions in terms of veggies, we juice them, twice a week (or you can do it daily too, if you like, on smaller quantities).
We juice
Carrots
Beetroots
Pineapple
Celery
Broccoli
(and really whatever else is juice-able and is in the fridge)
We try to use proportion such that the end result is little sweeter side, helps sending it down the throat. We have named it 'red juice'.

We have Omega J2005 masticating juicer. Whatever is left behind, we put it in the freezer, comes out once a week to make vegetable stock, that is eventually used for the soups.

Re: Looking for drink options for my child

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:20 pm
by Ibuellie
Not sure where you are but here in Australia you can but the following milks in most supermarkets...
Rice
Almond unsweetened or sweetened
Macadamia
Chocolate flavoured almond
Almond and hint of honey
Some other combinations of the above
you can sometimes buy actual green coconuts in the veggie section
If your child likes salty then maybe you can make a broth of lamb of chicken with some veg then just pour the juice and drink chilled.

If you live in a farming area them you could look into the following which may be tolerated better than cow or goat.... (my son in a diagnosed milk allergic child but can drink camels milk with no noticable problems, but I've read somewhere that some children have bad reactions)

Camel milk
Alpaca or llama milk
Water buffalo

Re: Looking for drink options for my child

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:43 am
by ElisaNorris
You can try giving chocolate drink to him and mix protein powder in that. It helps, I have personally tried this and it worked. :)

Re: Looking for drink options for my child

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:27 am
by Lakesandra
Noelm, sorry to ask, but what is "We juice"? :D