a2 Milk

The a2 Milk Company uses the term VIC to refer to its cows. That stands for Very Important Cows. All cows are tested to ensure they produce only A2 protein (as opposed to A1). They are also fed a plant-based diet. Their farms in the United States are Validus Certified.

While the price is higher than traditional organic milk, A2 tends to be easier to digest. So, if you’re having issues with traditional milk, it’s worth giving A2 a try. The current options are whole, 2%, half and half, as well as the Hershey’s co-branded chocolate. You can find A2 in more than 12,000 retailers in the United States. You can find A2 in more than 12,000 retailers in the United States. You can also purchase online via Amazon Fresh

BamNut Milk

If you haven’t yet heard of BamNut milk, you’re not alone. Short for Bambara Groundnut, these legumes are rich in protein and come from West Africa. They are also grown in Indonesia and Malaysia, where they are called kacang bogor and kacang poi. 

Compared the more popular almond milk, BamNut milk has 5 grams of protein per 8-ounce serving. The three one-liter BamNut milk options are currently selling for $5.49 each on the WhatIF foods website. You can save 15% by choosing subscribe and save.


Oatsome has five different oat beverages. Three are for drinking (original, barista, and chocolate), while the other two are coffee creamers. The brand is part of Better Body Foods. You’ve probably seen it at your local coffee shop or during your travels as it’s the g0-to oat milk for many baristas.

Six-packs are currently selling for $15.28 on Amazon, with the subscribe and save option. A one-time purchase will cost you $3 per one-liter container.

Three Trees

Three Trees has the best variety when it comes to traditional milk alternatives. If you’ve never tried pistachio or black sesame milk, you’re certainly not alone. The latter is sweet from organic dates with a hint of salt that comes from pink Himalayan salt.

Each 28-ounce container reiterates the simple yet delicious recipes on top. The original has two ingredients, while the others have four to five. These traditional milk alternatives tend to be rich. Each contains four grams of protein per eight-ounce serving.

While you can’t order directly from the Three Trees website, there is a convenient store locator. It’s easy to find in higher-end stores like Wegman’s, Whole Foods, or The Fresh Market.

Upright Instant Oatmilk

If you’re a traveler, it doesn’t get much more convenient than Upright instant oatmilk. You can fit a one-ounce sachet in your pocket. And as long as your hotel or other accommodation has hot water, you can make your own cup of high-protein oat milk. Settling is common, so be sure to mix it well. And like other milk, you can refrigerate Upright for the next day or even week. It goes well with coffee too.

Upright is currently offering free shipping on orders over $35. The variety three-pack is $45 and includes all three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and original (unsweetened).

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