A new pea-based milk is both dairy and gluten free
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This plant protein milk contains 50 percent more calcium than dairy milk and 10 grams of protein per serving versus just 1 gram in almond milk. Also, this pea based protein milks is vegan, non-GMO, and doesn’t contain dairy, lactose, nuts, soy, or gluten. And because it comes from a plant vs an animal, it has a smaller impact on the land.
The plant based milk comes in four flavors — Unsweetened, Original, Vanilla and Chocolate. You can find it in the refrigerated dairy section (could also be in the organic foods section as well). The milk comes in one size – 48 oz. bottle and retails for $4.99.
Check out this milk comparison chart below:
What does the plant based milk taste like?
I don’t have any food allergies. In the mornings, I put regular cream in my coffee and drink whole milk in my cereal when I have it. In the past, I’ve tried both soy milk and almond milk, hearing they were better for you. However, I just didn’t care for the taste – it was not creamy, and didn’t have full flavor like cow’s milk or cream. It was great to try this new option, because I try to eat healthy as much as possible and love that it has more calcium and protein than other alternatives, and also has a creamier texture.
While I don’t usually drink any type of milk by the glass, I would use Plant Protein Milk in several ways. I tried the unsweetened flavor in cereal and enjoyed it. I could see swapping from dairy milk to plant milk for my cereal as this plant milk has more calcium and less sugar per serving.
I added the vanilla to my coffee (see image below), it added a dash of vanilla flavor, but while it didn’t give it quite as much creaminess as I get from dairy creamer, it is a good alternative. Plant Protein milk was also in the smoothie I sampled (see picture below) and it was pretty tasty. The following week I used the milk in a smoothie with bananas and enjoyed the flavor. It’s good to know you can sub this plant based milk for regular milk in most recipes too especially for those with an allergies to dairy milk or nuts.
During our breakfast, we were privy to the expert opinion of Registered Dietitian, Rachel Brandeis. An advocate of plant protein milk, she pointed out that so many fall for the myth that almond milk is good for you and it truly isn’t as it lacks the protein that’s found in other milk like this plant based milk which as 10g vs. almond milk which only has 1 g.
In Atlanta, you can find Bolthouse Farms plant protein milk in both Kroger and Publix.
What do you think? Would you give the plant protein milk a try?