On August 22, we celebrate World Plant Milk Day because whether you know it or not, plant milk is a good, sustainable, alternative to dairy milk. Plant milk safely provides your body key nutrients and minerals, giving you the strength and endurance to live your life to the fullest.
World Plant Milk Day also reminds us that drinking plant milk has other benefits. You help to eliminate animal cruelty and reduce globalwarming — just by drinking a glass of milk! So, do your body and the world some good by raising a cold, frothy glass of delicious plant milk in a toast to your own health and the health of our world.
WORLD PLANT MILK DAY TIMELINE
Almond Milk sues
The Almond Milk brand filed a class action lawsuit against two American competitors, Blue Diamond Growers and White Wave Foods, for false advertising on the product label about the small amount of almonds — the case was thrown out.
Almond milk becomes number one
Almond milk surpassed soy milk as the most popular plant-based milk in the U.S.
Almond milk explodes
Almond milk sales increased by 79% in 2011 alone.
The FDA says soy lowers cholesterol
The FDA ruled that 25 grams of soy protein a day could reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.
Coconut milk’s horticultural benefits discovered
Horticulturalists discover that coconut milk contains properties that can help other plants grow.
WORLD PLANT MILK DAY ACTIVITIES
Head to the market
With the increasing availability of dairy-free products, it’s easier than ever to integrate plant milk into your diet. Try buying multiple flavors and see which ones you prefer!
Apply the “plant milk theory” to other dairy
Incorporate the “plant milk theme” of personal and global health into other dairy products, such as cheese. With countless recipes and cookbooks available, you can even whip up vegan cheese at home. Most recipes require only a few ingredients. Try your hand at making everything from soft, spreadable cheeses to harder, aged varieties.
Go for a walk
Take time to appreciate your own health and the beauty of the world during a simple walk or stroll around town or in your neighborhood. To give you that energy boost, on World Plant Milk Day, gulp down a big, heaping glass of plant milk or make a smoothie. Then, go outside, take a deep breath of fresh air and remember to embrace the world we all want to save!
4 FACTS THAT PROVE ALMOND MILK IS KING
Almond milk is religious
In the Middle Ages, almond milk was known in both the Islamic world and Christendom as a nut, considered suitable for consumption during Lent.
Almond milk is protected by the government
Within the Italian regions of Sicily, Apulia, Calabria, and Campania, almond milk is a protected traditional agricultural product.
Almond milk is not for infants
Despite its many health advantages, almond milk does not have as high a protein content as breast milk, cow’s milk, or hydrolyzed formulas, and therefore is not a suitable replacement for children under two years of age.
Almond milk likes the Golden State
The majority of American almonds are grown in the state of California.
WHY WE LOVE WORLD PLANT MILK DAY
Less dairy means a better world
Cow milk is near-ubiquitous, but animal agriculture also leads to major pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. This drives climate change. By occasionally replacing cow milk with plant milk, we’re helping the planet.
It’s healthy — plain and simple
Plant milk provides a long list of health benefits, including calcium, and a low sugar and calorie count. In addition, plant milk does not contain IFG-1 (a growth hormone given to cows) which has been linked to the growth of cancer cells.
Plant milk comes in multiple options ranging from soy, almond, cashew, and rice, to oat, hemp, flax, and coconut. With an abundance of different tastes, you’re sure to find one you’ll love!