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.
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 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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This was a very interesting post! I’ve heard of A2 milk, but not any of the others. I may have to try these out for curiosity sake! Thank you for sharing this!
The co-branding with Hershey made me really curious to try A2 milk.
I actually was just wondering about A2 milk. I keep seeing it in store but had no idea if it was real milk or plant based or what… Thanks for breaking down the different milk options!
Hi Sienna. It’s the only option on my list that is not plant-based.
Love the assortment of flavors they have! I would totally try this out.
Thanks Luna. Hope you get to try.
Oh my, all these milk alternatives look so tasty. I want to try them all.
Thanks. Hope you get the chance.
This is not my first time hearing about BamNut milk but I did not pay attention to it well before. Now I want to try those flavors.
I’ve been using it in my morning smoothies.
I love milk, but also love nuts. I adore cashews milk and really like to try pistachio one. I hope it is not very expensive.
Hi Olga. Black sesame was my personal favorite.
My oldest granddaughter used to only like almond milk. Her parents said she’ll take oat milk every now and then now too.
I had been drinking almond milk for years before I tried oat milk.
My oldest granddaughter used to only drink almond milk. Her parents said she’ll take a little oatmilk every now and again now too.
Hi Rosey. That’s interesting. How old is she?
I love using Almond Milk for my smoothies and coffee, and my favorite brand currently is Almond breeze.
Yes, I’ve used that one as well. Definitely use in most of my smoothies.
It is nice to have some non-dairy alternatives. I hadn’t heard of this brand and will have to keep an eye out.
Hi Marysa. You should be able to find at least a couple of them in most stores.
This looks promising and I would love to try their Pistachio Nutmilk. Happy to know these alternatives are readily available in the market. Will check them out. Thank you for sharing the link.
You’re welcome, Clarice. Try the black sesame as well.
Sounds Amazing! I can’t wait to try this out. I will pin this for later.
Good idea. Thanks Sonia!
These are interesting alternatives and some of them that I haven’t tried before. I would love to try them, so saving this list. Thank you for sharing!
Good luck Fransic. Let me know which ones you try first.