Nature One Dairy® welcomes its newest addition to the family – GoKids Oat Milk. A wholesome and nutritious dairy alternative made with Australian Grown Oats. It is high in calcium and a source of fibre for your child’s diet.
Whether it is for school or a weekend trip, this nutritionally rich snack is perfect for your little ones on the go! Its convenient lunchbox size and 100% dairy-free makes it the perfect choice for outdoors.
Have you noticed more dairy alternatives on the supermarket shelves recently? Oat milk, almond milk, soy milk…why are they slowly becoming the chosen “milk” for daily consumption?
The popularity of dairy alternatives has extended to food items such as ice cream, cakes, and coffee as they have similar consistency and texture to cow’s milk, making it one of the best alternatives for those who are vegan or lactose-intolerant.
When it comes to dairy-free alternatives, three options come to mind – soy, almond, and oat. Each of these has something different to offer, but oat milk is fast becoming a kitchen staple as it is free from allergens including lactose, dairy, soy, and nuts, and remains an accessible option to those with dietary restrictions or food sensitivities.
Oat milk has a creamy mouthfeel that is more milk-like as compared to soy or almond milk and the reason for this is due to the water retention during its processing. Oats tend to retain more water than nuts or soy which results in a creamier texture. those who prefer a thinner milk texture should opt for almond milk instead.
In terms of flavour, oat milk has a mildly sweet and oat-like taste while almond milk has a slightly nutty flavour. Soy milk has a distinctive bean-like flavour that may be too strong for some but it ultimately depends on your own preference.
The Rise of Oat Milk
Considering its flavour profile and similarities with regular milk, oat milk is fast becoming a preferential dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk. It is also very versatile and can be added to breakfast cereals, paired with beverages, or even enjoyed as a drink on its own.