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Product Review: Plant Based Milks

Plant based milks

Lots of people are choosing to consume plant-based milk as part of a healthy and balanced diet. Plant-based milks can be appropriate for:

  • Lactose intolerance
  • Cow’s milk allergy or intolerance
  • Vegan diets
  • Crohn’s, Colitis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ethical concerns

Plant-based milk characteristics:

Choosing a plant-based milk can be overwhelming. There is a wide variety of products available, including products which are high in sugar, fat, or calorie content. We have put together a list of plant-based milk products with moderate to high protein levels, and low calorie content. These products are available at your local supermarket, and can be a great addition to your diet, or as a cow’s milk replacement.

If you are planning to remove dairy from your diet, ensure you are still meeting adequate daily calcium requirements.

Nutritional profile of plant-based milks per 250mL serve:

ProductCaloriesProteinFatAdditional Information
Vitasoy Almond Protein+ Unsweetened Almond Milk 90 calories10g5.3g– Available at Woolworths
– Enriched with pea protein
– Unsweetened
– A serve contains 38% of calcium Recommended Dietary Intake
Inside Out Unsweetened Almond Milk 90 calories3.8g7.8g– Available at Woolworths
– Highest percentage of almond content compared to other almond milk products
– Refrigerated, not long-life milk
– Unsweetened
Vitasoy Soy Protein+ Milk 125 calories10g7.5g– Available at Woolworths – Unsweetened
– A serve contains 50% of daily calcium requirements
– Fortified with Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B2
Vitasoy Calci-Plus Soy Milk 160 calories8g7.5g– Available at Coles and Woolworths
– Contains 50% of recommended Vitamin D daily intake – Contains 50% of recommended Vitamin B12 daily intake
– Contains 50% of recommended calcium daily intake – Sweetened
PureHarvest Unsweetened Oat Milk 140 calories4.5g4.6g– Available at Coles and Woolworths
– This product has the highest protein content per serve compared to other oat milks available on the market
Coles Organic Unsweetened Oat Milk 138 calories3.8g4g– Available at Coles
– Unsweetened