Friday, December 9, 2011

What If I'm Lactose and Soy Intolerant?

I recently had a friend ask me a question regarding being lactose and soy intolerant. Her concern was that she is unable to digest lactose or soy products, so what was she to do for recovery meals after her workouts. She feared she might not be able to get the same results if she didn’t use anything. I assured her she can still get the results she wants and told her to stay focused and not get discouraged.

After I did a little research of my own, I found that she could take a brown rice-based protein powder (I suggested Source Naturals Brown Rice Protein Powder) and mix that with Unsweetened Almond Breeze milk, which is both soy- and lactose-free!

If you find that you are sensitive to soy and lactose, be sure to always read the ingredients of each label.

Hope this helps others!


  1. I'm not sure how much protein you're looking to get per serving, but I've had good luck with hemp protein powder mixed with hemp milk. It can be a little pricey, but if you're looking to steer clear of soy or lactose, it will do the trick.

    Nutiva is a personal favorite.

  2. This is great information, Hoke! Thanks so much for weighing in, and for reading my blog. I appreciate it!