Dairy-free milk may have started as a lactose-free alternative for vegans or non-dairy eaters. Now, plant-based milks also called alt milks, are becoming so popular that even dairy fans are happily glugging them down
And these days the choice is massive. You’ll find soy milk, almond milk, banana milk, pistachio milk, cashew milk and more on most supermarket shelves.
So where are you at?
Are you thinking about switching from cow’s milk, but are a bit worried about the nutritional value of plant-based, dairy-free alternatives?
Perhaps you’re vegan or vegetarian and are already drinking other dairy alt milks, but you’re thinking about giving our oat + plant protein m.lks a go? Maybe you simply want to do your bit for the environment or have an intolerance to dairy.
Here at MIGHTY, we believe you shouldn't have to deprive yourself when switching to dairy-free. That's why we created our range of oat-based plant m.lks. They’ve been specially designed by our clever team to give you maximum nutrition, great flavour and a teeny, tiny environmental footprint. So you can do your bit for the planet without losing out on taste and natural goodness.
Like the sound of it? Here are all the MIGHTY benefits to help you decide.
THE POWER OF THE PEA
MIGHTY Whole, Semi and Protein Oat M.lks are smooth and creamy plant-based, dairy-free milk replacements made from oats and yellow split peas. If you’re looking for a nutritious oat milk, these are awesome alternatives packed with more protein and calcium than your average oat milk.
Both of these two key ingredients are packed with natural health benefits. Yellow split peas are an excellent source of protein which we all need.
Oats contain beta-glucans which may help reduce cholesterol. They also have manganese, phosphorus, vitamin B1, folates, zinc, iron, selenium and copper, as well as fibre which is good for healthy digestion and keeping you regular.
And what’s also clever is that our MIGHTY m.lks have a delightful natural sweetness which comes from the oats. This means we don’t have to add any artificial sweeteners or sugar - making them ideal for pouring on your cereals, in porridge or smoothies, or using in baking as you would use milk.
MIGHTY Oats & Plant Protein M.LK vs Cow’s Milk
MIGHTY Oat & Plant Protein M.LKs are slightly lower in protein than dairy milks but still have 2x the protein of an average oat milk (See chart below).
MIGHTY Whole, Semi & Protein Oat are fortified with the same or higher levels of calcium than dairy milks.
MIGHTY Oats & Plant Protein M.LK vs Other Milk Alternatives
MIGHTY Oat with added plant protein M.LKs have double the amount of protein per serving than the average oat milk. And, far greater levels than Almond and Coconut.
MIGHTY M.LKs have similar saturated fat levels to average oat and almond milks but far less than coconut.
What’s best for the planet?
When it comes to the environment, dairy milk has a significant negative impact on the environment.
That’s because it depends on raising cows – and lots of them. This takes more water, and more land to grow animal feed to make the cows grow. The loss of land also leads to more a bigger impact on biodiversity.
In addition, the big old windy cows themselves emit humungous amounts of methane thanks to their constant burping, trumping and poops. This has a global warming potential 28 to 34 times greater than that of CO2.
In fact, a study by Oxford University in 2018 found that one glass of cow’s milk has a carbon footprint three times bigger than plant-based milk or alt milk. It uses up 120 litres of water and needs large amounts of land. To produce one glass of dairy milk every single day for one year would use up 7,000 square feet of land - that’s two tennis courts.
But, switching to dairy alternatives can help you do a small bit to protecting our environment. Our MIGHTY oat & pea protein m.lks emit over 71% fewer grams of CO2 per litre (also called greenhouse gases or GHG) than cow’s milk – check out the chart using data gathered by MONDRA, an organisation committed to creating a sustainable food system for our planet.
What’s more, they also use up much less water in production that cow’s milk – up to a staggering 94% less water in fact.
And, use significantly less water than almond m.lk because did you know that it takes 4.16 litres of water to grow just one almond?
This is why our MIGHTY milk alternatives have been certified by both MONDRA and Foundation Earth, who are both committed to reducing food’s environmental impact on the planet. We’re dead chuffed to tell you that both organisations awarded our MIGHTY oat & pea m.lk range an A rating. Look out for this smart label on our cartons.