Almond Soya and Rice Milk Supplements for Dysphagia

Almond Soya and Rice Milk Supplements for Dysphagia

30 April 2019

As many people are now moving from whole milk to alternatives, we decided to test our supplements – Slõ Milkshakes+ – with the most popular; almond, soya and rice milk. Lactose free was excluded because our supplements include milk powder.

After testing, soya and rice milk proved to mix well – but would not reach the necessary IDDSI 2 and 3 flow rates. However, almond milk worked perfectly.

We used a sweetened version from a supermarket and can confirm it can be made to a safe IDDSI 2 or 3 flow rate, is totally smooth and to us, tasted fine. It also maintained  the same safe flow rate for 12 hours when kept in the fridge.

Slõ Milkshakes+ do contain milk powder. This is how we increase the calories. However, it cannot be tasted over the almond milk. That got us thinking…there are now flavoured almond milks.

For a little variety you can change the taste of a Slõ Milkshake+. Use a coffee flavoured or caramel flavoured almond milk with a Slõ Chocolate Flavoured Milkshake+; a vanilla or chocolate flavoured almond milk with a Slõ Strawberry Milkshake+. 

It’s important to remember, the protein and calorie count will be different to Slõ Milkshakes+ made with whole milk. This may affect how many required to maintain a specific nutritional intake. However, this discovery makes almond milk an option for those with dysphagia needing supplements. To find out more please click here.