Like many people I really struggle with dairy at times. I am convinced it is part of the reason I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and I do feel so sluggish if I have too much milk or cheese in my diet. I have tried to cut it down without eliminating it completely from my diet but I also like the thicker consistency that it adds to my protein shakes of a morning. Herein lies my dilemma. Luckily I have found something that adds a little something, a little oomph to those shakes but also keeps them thick and frothy. Say hello to Oatly.
Made using Swedish oats, which grows beautifully in Sweden thanks to the dry then rainy climate, the drink is made straight from oats rather than the dairy version where cows are fed the oats before being milked. 100% vegan and free from GMOs, Oatly are trying to promote their honest and clean approach to the food industry with tasty products that are still useable.
They’re keen not to be compared to milk and rightly so, it isn’t milk and never sets out to be like milk in any way. This is an oat drink, and fitness peeps have been adding oats to their drinks for years.
Ideal for baristas Oatly Oat drink’s barista edition froths like milk would in a good coffee and has the most unique yet smooth taste I have experienced from a dairy free drink. You can taste the oats in there and their creamy texture adds a little something to the drink that you would normally miss for its 60 calorie a serving. It whizzes up with my protein and fruit of a morning so well and I don’t need to add anything else. It is full of fibre, enriched with calcium and includes vitamins D and B12, it is also much kinder on my tummy and I have had no issues with IBS symptoms when drinking it. I can’t wait to use it in some healthy bakes to see how it holds up!
I have seen the range available in Waitrose and Tesco so far retailing around £1.80 for a carton of the barista edition.
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