Question: Help! When I go to the grocery store, which plant-based beverages should I choose while following the Portfolio Diet?
Answer: Do not worry! It is normal to feel this way when starting a plant-based diet. For the Portfolio Diet, it is recommended to choose plant-based beverages with at least 7 g of plant-based protein per cup.
Firstly, let’s review where to find them! Most plant-based beverages come in 1.75L cartons in the refrigerated section of the grocery store where you find other dairy products. There are also smaller shelf-stable versions of these plant-based beverages, which you can find in the cereal aisle of the grocery store. The shelf-stable versions of plant-based beverages are useful for traveling or buying in bulk.
Now let’s review some examples of plant-based beverages you can try.
One brand of plant-based beverage that is easy to find in most grocery stores is Silk Unsweetened Original Soy or Silk Sweetened Soy beverages which have cholesterol-lowering benefits and 8 g of plant-based protein per 1 cup! There is also shelf-stable versions available. Click on the images below to learn more:
Another great plant-based beverage is Silk Unsweetened Original Almond & Cashew beverage or the vanilla-flavoured variety, which also has 8 g of plant-based protein per 1 cup and is found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Click on the image below to learn more:
Edensoy Unsweetened Soy and Edensoy Original Soy beverages are additional high protein plant-based beverages that have 11 g and 12 g of plant-based protein per 1 cup, respectively, and are shelf stable!
Another great high protein, shelf-stable plant-based beverage is Natura Unsweetened Soy beverage that has 8 g of plant-based protein per 1 cup! Click on the images below to learn more:
You can swap these high protein plant-based beverages for a cup of milk in almost any recipe or drink! Enjoy!