I am not a huge milk drinker by any stretch of the imagination. I rarely eat cereal anymore, so my milk consumption is usually in conjunction with my Shakeology. That being said, I haven't had cow's milk for at least a year now and love a few things about it.
1. It is one small thing I can do for dairy cows. They are treated terribly.
2. I don't have to worry about hormones.
3. They last way longer than regular milk in the fridge. If we go out of town I don't have to stress about leaving milk behind.
4. I can make almond milk with my vitamix, water, and raw almonds.
5. No cholesterol.
Today I read this article about the Nutritional Comparison of Soy Milk vs. Cow's Milk. I don't typically drink soy milk, instead sticking to almond or coconut milk, but I was amazed at the difference. Especially in the sugar content. My son rarely drinks plant-based milk, but my daughter has it on her cereal so I love the lower amount.
The coconut milk is fantastic with Shakeology and makes it really creamy. I like the So Delicious brand because they also make coconut milk based ice cream and other products that are all dairy free.