Is Ultra Pasteurized Milk Healthy
Ultra pasteurized milk – is it healthy or not?
That’s an argument I’ve read more about than I care to admit. At the end of the day, people must do what they feel is best for them.
In THIS POST, I talk about the controversy regarding Fairlife milk and why some people won’t use it while others feel it is a great addition to their regular diet. Ultimately, I don’t care that Coca-Cola makes it. I do use Fairlife milk, and I love the flexibility it gives me to hit my diet goals each day. Beyond that, since lactose is something I struggle with, having a lactose free milk option is fantastic and one that is high in protein is an added bonus.
Trying to hit specific macro goals can be a challenge, and I’m always looking for ways to eat healthy and save a bit of money. Now, Fairlife milk isn’t cheap, but I use it enough in my day to day cooking that I’ve found it to be a bit more economical than at first glance.
Using Fairlife Milk
I love Fairlife milk and tell everyone about when I can. Here are my top 5 uses of Fairlife Milk:
- I use it in place of water in Kodiak cakes for extra protein and no extra fat. I’m ALWAYS looking for ways to get more protein that doesn’t include eating more eggs or more meat. Kodiak cakes by themselves are a great alternative, but adding in the higher protein milk makes these an even better option.
- You can drink it, but I’m not a big fan of milk, so that’s not something I ever do, drink a glass of milk. But, I will use it in cereal, and Fairlife milk is milder, and the taste doesn’t bother me, so it’s a win win situation.
- Ice cream. Although I work hard to eat healthy, I do love my sweets. So, using our ice cream machine, I use Fairlife milk in place of regular milk. I do use their whole milk option because without the extra fat, the texture will not be as creamy.
- In place of regular milk in soups. I’ve started experimenting with Fairlife milk in various cream based soups. I’ve had mixed results, but I’ll keep trying. I do find that my soup base breaks even when tempering in some cases. Not all, but some. I don’t think it alters the flavor, and again, the extra protein and lower fat and lack of lactose, makes the benefits outweigh the negative. The only negative is that my soup breaks. So, I’ll keep using it while I keep trying to fix this issue.
- Yogurt – I have an Instant Pot. Making yogurt with Fairlife milk is simple. Using a cold start method with an ultra-pasteurized milk is the easiest way to make yogurt and is ridiculously inexpensive!
How Do You Use It?
Many people who are lactose intolerant already have systems in place so that they don’t have to miss out on food options, whether it be yogurt, ice cream, or having a bowl of cereal.
For someone like me, where I have more of a lactose sensitivity, I haven’t always been fully aware of how to use a lactose free milk. I have just avoided things that bother me until I discover something else that works.
For people looking into highly pasteurized milk products, seeing what else you can do with a high protein milk can be a great way to brainstorm how you can incorporate a new product into your diet.
What are you favorite ways to use ultra-pasteurized milk? Have you tried yogurt in your pressure cooker?