Five lactose-free, low-calorie alternatives that add protein, vitamins, and great flavor to your morning smoothie.
Rice milk (70 calories; 1g protein)
Hypoallergenic: Rice milk is unobtrusive and versatile – well suited for cereal, smoothies, and coffee, as well as soups and curries – and free of potential allergens like soy and nuts.
Glycemic offender: Low in protein and rich in carbs, rice milk scores high on the glycemic index, so it will spike your blood sugar quickly.
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A preworkout drink: Rice milk's carb content (the sweetened version has up to 26 grams) makes it the best to drink before a race.