Vegan milk vs Dairy milk: The ultimate milk guide

Vegan milk vs Dairy milk: The ultimate milk guide

When you hear the word "milk," what comes to mind? Probably a cow or buffalo grazing in a field, right? But plants? Not so much. Well, it’s time to change that perception! Vegan milk, a healthier, cruelty-free, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional dairy, is taking the world by storm. It's the perfect switch for you or your loved ones. But with so many options out there, how do you choose the best vegan milk in India?

The Rise of Vegan Milk

Research from scientific communities worldwide has shown that animal-based milk offers little to no benefits and is linked to rising chronic illnesses in developing countries. As more people wake up to these harsh realities, the demand for dairy alternatives is growing.

What is Veganism?

Veganism isn’t new, but it's gaining popularity. So, what exactly is it? Veganism is a lifestyle that avoids using animals in any form. This means no meat, no dairy, and no products made from animal skin like leather. Vegans choose plant-based products to avoid exploiting animals and harming any living creatures.

What is Vegan Milk?

Vegan milk is plant-based and dairy-free. It can be made from oats, soy, rice, almonds, hemp, or coconut, to name a few. Unlike cow's or buffalo's milk, vegan milk is cholesterol-free, lower in fat, and lactose-free, making it a great choice for those who are lactose intolerant.

The Delicious Variety of Vegan Milk

Vegan milk comes in various flavors and is made from grains, millets, nuts, and more. You can choose according to your taste and nutritional needs, ensuring a balanced diet rich in fibers, minerals, and vitamins.

Concerns with Dairy Milk and Benefits of Vegan Milk

Lactose Intolerance: Did you know that around 60-65% of Indians are lactose intolerant? Lactose is a natural sugar in dairy milk that many people can't digest, leading to diarrhea, gas, and bloating. Women with PCOS also often develop lactose intolerance due to hormonal imbalances. Vegan milk, which is lactose-free, offers a tasty and healthy alternative.

Nutrition and Health: Animal-based milk contains hormones like estrogen and progesterone, which have been linked to cancer and early puberty in girls. Men consuming large amounts of dairy products are at higher risk of prostate cancer. Additionally, cows and buffaloes are often injected with hormones to increase milk production, leading to diseases that can be transmitted through their milk. Vegan milk, free from such risks, is a safer choice.

Environmental Impact: Dairy farming requires vast amounts of land, water, and resources. It contributes significantly to deforestation, water scarcity, and greenhouse gas emissions. Vegan milk production, on the other hand, uses fewer resources and is more sustainable, helping to reduce your carbon footprint.

Cruelty-Free: Dairy cows and buffaloes often end up in slaughterhouses once they can't produce milk anymore. Male calves are frequently killed for their meat. By choosing vegan milk, you stand against this cruelty and support the ethical treatment of animals.

Spiritual and Ethical Considerations: Following a vegan lifestyle aligns with the principles of non-violence and respect for all living beings, as advocated by spiritual leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and the Jain community.

Fun and Delicious Vegan Recipes

Vegan Kadhi-Rice:
- ⅔ cup Oatish Milk
- 2 tbsp Bengal gram flour (besan)
- 3 cups water
- ½ tsp cumin seeds
- 2 green chilies, slit
- 2" piece ginger, ground to a paste
- Curry leaves
- Unrefined salt to taste
- ½ tsp turmeric powder (optional)
- Lemon or tamarind paste

1. Mix besan with 2 cups of water and Oatish Milk.
2. Dry roast cumin seeds. Add green chilies, ginger paste, and curry leaves.
3. Add the besan mix, salt, and turmeric powder to the seasoning.
4. Heat until it boils, then simmer with OAT-ish Barista Milk for a minute.
5. Add lemon juice or tamarind paste to taste. Serve with rice or roti.

Vegan Masala Chai:
Craving chai? Just replace dairy milk with vegan milk and enjoy your favorite flavors without worry.

Indian Gravy:
Substitute vegan milk in your favorite Indian gravies for a rich, lactose-free alternative.

Make a Difference with Oatish

When you choose Oatish, you’re not just getting a delicious product; you’re supporting a fearless, ethically-driven vegan company in India. Your purchase helps us:
1. Prevent abuse of animals
2. Plant trees in collaboration with Grow-Trees Foundation
3. Rescue Cows in collaborating with Animal Almighty Trust, a vegan sanctuary based in Tamil Nadu.


Ready to make the switch? Our vegan milk products are crafted to make your life healthier, more nutritious, and kinder to the planet. Join us in creating a better world for all living beings, one glass of vegan milk at a time.
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