I always get unsweetened Almond Milk (Vanilla for cereal, original for baking, and chocolate because… Omnomnom)
I just prefer Almond Milk to Soy milk. I like that it is a bit thicker, and in general I keep my intake of soy to a minimum. I have scrambled tofu maybe once or twice a week, and that is generally all the soy I consume.
But even before I went vegan, I preferred Almond milk to Cow’s milk.
It all comes down to what you like though! You really just need to figure out what you prefer. And don’t limit yourself to soy milk and almond milk – there is a whole world of cow’s milk replacements! Coconut milk, rice milk, hemp milk – give ‘em all a try.
Almond milk has a sweeter taste to it, and soy is more mild. I always go for vanilla with either. If I drink too much almond milk, my stomach get a little weird because of the sweetness. For everyday, I recommend soy milk, if you’re in the mood for something sweet or if you want what you’re baking to have that extra sweetness, go for almond. It’s best to just go try it out for yourself. Silk brand is very nice. They even have coconut milk, I just don’t like coconut milk too much. :/
I personally don’t like the nutty flavor almond milk leaves behind when I drink it or use it in cereal, although I don’t find it that bothersome when I use it in some recipes. Mainly I go for soy milk when eating cereal or for drinking. I also use coconut milk for making smoothies and occasionally cereal. The best thing to do would be to try out the different types and decide for yourself. Best wishes.
It depends on your preference. I get soymilk because it’s higher in protein. That being said, some people have sensitivities to soy or an allergy. You can use them pretty much anywhere you use milk. I use silk vanilla with cereal and in smoothies.