I’ve never been a huge fan of soy milk, but this morning, I tried using some of the Whole Foods 365 Organic Vanilla Soy Milk in my oatmeal instead of water. It actually came out all right. The consistency was a bit gluey for my taste, but overall, it added a nice mellow flavor and a natural sweetness.
I don’t know if I’d use it in oatmeal again, but the soy milk definitely has a lot of important vitamins and minerals. For example, one cup provides half the daily value of Vitamin B12, something that’s hard to get if you don’t eat much meat. The soy milk has also been fortified with Vitamins A, D, and E, among other things. It also has a lot of calcium. I’d much rather get that stuff from real food instead of supplements (albeit fortified real food).
I’ll have to play around with it, see what it tastes good in to me. I’m planning to buy a blender soon so I can start making smoothies. I know I’ve been saying that for weeks now, but because of the warm weather lately, I’ve been craving this frozen blueberry/strawberry/banana/yogurt smoothie I used to make when I had a blender—or access to my mom’s!