Milk alternatives are abundant in grocery and health food stores, but not all of them are created equally. Flavor and quality ingredients are important considerations when selecting a product; however, what really matters to me…how does it taste in my coffee!
We were sent samples of Better Than Milk organic, dairy free, and gluten free alternative milk drinks.
- Better Than Milk Organic Almond Drink
- Better Than Milk Organic Oat Drink
- Better Than Milk Organic Rice Drink, Hazelnut
- Better Than Milk Organic Rice Drink + Calcium
Every one of these products has a delicious flavor on its own. I especially like the touch of hazelnut in the rice milk.
Quality, sustainable ingredients make Better Than Milk products standout from the rest. For example, they are made from spring water that flows from Lessini Mountains in Northern Italy. So as you drink your Better Than Milk in your morning cappuccino, you can imagine the source flowing from beautiful majestic mountains 450 meters above sea level. Bellissimo!
How It’s Made:
Water is really important in producing a great tasting alt-milk drink. The spring water matters and so too do the raw materials, which is why all are selected according to the highest quality and traceability standards, partnering with Italian farmers. All of these good ingredients are combined, blended, and made into our alt-milk drinks under the roof of a state of the art, environmentally conscious facility.
Commitment to the Environment
We care….a LOT! Our aseptic cartons are FSC certified, ensuring the materials that we use come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. After you guzzle a carton of our alt-milk, you can (and SHOULD) recycle it. And wait, there’s more, because our Tetra Pak plastic caps are bio-based and made from sugarcane, not petroleum! Seriously, how cool is that? They are made from renewable sources.
Simple ingredients and no carrageenan make Better Than Milk a great choice for your cereal, smoothies, and baking needs. Attention to sustainability details, like the sugarcane-based plastic caps, shows the companies commitment to not only delivering a healthy milk alternative but to the planet as well. Their blog has a lot of wonderful recipes to try, including the Better Than Milk® Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl pictured below.
Better Than Milk® Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl
| makes roughly 1 bowl |
- 1 cup kale leaves
- 1 cup Better Than Milk® Unsweetened Almond drink
- 1 banana, sliced
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup ice
- 1 Tbsp. agave syrup, plus additional for serving
- ½ cup raspberries
- 1 kiwi, sliced
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- Blend the kale, almond milk, ½ of the banana, avocado, ice, and 1 tablespoon of the agave until smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl and top with the raspberries, kiwi, chia seeds, remaining ½ banana, and a drizzle of agave.
I like that Better Than Milk products do not need to be refrigerated until opening. This makes it much easier to stock up and save space in the refrigerator. It also means it’s great to take on camping trips and other summer adventures!
Many milk alternative drinks are too sweet. Better Than Milk does not add any sweeteners to their drinks, so it is perfect for all uses and diets.
Better Than Milk is exactly what the product name states! Whether it’s almond, oat, or rice, these healthy alternatives are perfect for families like mine! My children are celiac and vegan, and I’m allergic to dairy products. We used to make our own almond milk, but it’s cheaper and easier to purchase premade. I’m grateful for companies like Better Than Milk paying attention to details, like using spring water and sugarcane caps, while making a delish product!