By hand mixer you mean stick blender? I think you mentioned it before... The next one I buy I want to be a really good one that will *last...*That is interesting and I agree with most of it. But soy milk is a very convenient source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. I drink at least one glass a day. PB/Banana smoothies or with my oatmeal, or sometimes just plain with some cookies. I've grown to rely on it to help meet my requirements for protein, calcium, B12, and D.
BTW, my sister bought me a little rocket blender. It's not as useful as a full-size blender but it can just sit on the counter. I actually gave away my full-size blender cause I was hardly using it. I came to regret that. Then my other sister bought me a really nice hand mixer. So everything is good.
Have you ever tried banana milk? it is certainly the simplest milk to make, about 20 seconds, and can be used on cereal or oatmeal or even in a recipe. Just put a banana and water in a bullet or blender and you will have instant milk. I almost always have bananas around so always have milk if/when wanted.