One of the things I miss the most on my low-iodine diet is my milk. I use milk for my cereal, baking, etc. Furthermore, I can't have the essentials, like chocolate and ice-cream because of the milk in them.
So I set off on a quest to find some kind of substitute. At first, I thought maybe goat's milk would work. However, after asking the dairy guy at the store, I learned that goat's milk is considered dairy and has iodine in it, as well.
I can't have soy, so that eliminated that alternative.
Almond milk? It has sea salt in it (what??!!).
Oh!! I know! Oat's Milk! That will work! Until I read the label. It has soy in it, too. Why?
I was beginning to get quite discouraged and was on the verge of giving up.
And then, I saw it in the distance.
It was standing so tall and erect like a beacon in the night. I heard music playing softly in my head as I bridged the gap between us in slow motion, the wind gently blowing my hair in wisps across my face.
Coconut milk. I have found you at last. How have I ever lived before this moment. And the things you can do with ice-cream simply amaze me. Ours will be a long and beautiful relationship.
Yes, it will.