World Plant Milk Day

World Plant Milk Day is a holiday that proudly declares that the future of milk is dairy-free! While we’re not sure if that will actually be the case and that plant milk will eventually completely replace cow and goat milk, we’re going to go ahead and lean into the premise for the purpose of this holiday.

Although plant-based milk hasn’t yet supplanted animal-based milk, they are beginning to rise in popularity. It’s for this reason that some people might want to try out some plant-based milk on this day and see if it’s right for them.

The History Of World Plant Milk Day

World Plant Milk Day was invented in 2017 by Robbie Lockie, the co-founder of Plant-Based News. Plant Based News and ProVeg introduced a campaign the following year that encouraged millions of people around the world to switch from dairy milk to plant-based alternatives.

Plant-based milk is low in fat and is rich in nutrients. But what makes them especially appealing is that they’re lactose-free. So, they’re not only good for people who are cutting down or cutting out animal-based foods in their diet but are also good for people who are lactose-intolerant.

Some Quick Facts About Plant-Based Milk

Below are some facts about plant-based milk that we think everyone will be able to appreciate. We gathered the following list of facts as we did the research for World Plant Milk Day. Let’s take a look at them below.

  • Humans don’t need to drink cow’s milk to have a healthy diet.
  • Drinking plant milk can help the environment.
  • Different plant-based milks are better for some dishes than others.
  • Almond milk is best for baking, and oat milk is better for coffee.
  • Oat milk contains beta-glucan. This ingredient can lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
  • Coconut milk contains medium-chain triglycerides. These can improve blood cholesterol levels and help reduce a person’s appetite.

Observing World Plant Milk Day

There are a ton of different plant-based milks out there, so all a person has to do is find one that best suits them. There’s almond milk, oat milk, rice milk, cashew milk, flax milk, hemp milk, and other plant-based milks.

And new ones are always hitting the market, so if one of these plant-based milks doesn’t suit your tastes, then perhaps one will be released that does. People can also take the time to spread their love of plant-based milk using the hashtag #WorldPlantMilkDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 22 Thursday
Next year (2025)
August 22 Friday
Last year (2023)
August 22 Tuesday
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