FlaxMilk: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy and Nut Free Milk Beverage – Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW)
Please note: This is NOT a paid review of FlaxMilk or Flax USA. I personally purchased FlaxMilk at Wal-Mart and tried it today myself. This is my honest, unpaid for, opinion.
If you have food allergies or follow a vegan lifestyle, you know there are many different milk alternatives out there. Soy milk is the most popular, but rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk, and oat milk are also alternatives that are consumed by many who avoid dairy products.
I’ve tried almost all of these, except the oat milk, and there was a problem with all of them, in my opinion.
- Soy Milk – Soy milk gives my kids extremely loose stools when consumed in large quantities. I used to purchase Silk Soymilk Low Calorie Chocolate soy milk, but once they started processing the milk on the same equipment with almonds, I had to stop buying it because of my almond allergy.
- Rice Milk – There isn’t anything we are allergic to in rice milk, but I don’t really like the taste. While you can get fortified rice milk that has Calcium and Vitamin D, there isn’t much about rice that is nutritionally valuable to anyone. I don’t really like using rice milk, though we have when we needed a dairy free milk for our milk allergic son.
- Hemp Milk – I wanted to try Hemp Milk because hemp is so incredibly nourishing and good for you. It has those Omega 3′s that everyone raves about. However, I tried it, twice, and it was disgusting. Absolutely horrible. Blech. I hated it. I couldn’t even stand it on my cereal. Seriously.
- Almond Milk – For obvious reasons, I can’t have almond milk. I’m allergic to almonds. No dice!
When I found out that a flaxmilk was coming out, I was really excited, but I was also worried that it would taste weird or lousy. But I decided to try it just to see. It’s fortified with Calcium, Vitamin D2 and B-12, all really great things the body needs. In addition, flax seeds are a good source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. In fact, I take a flax seed oil supplement every day for mood and to help with weight loss. I also mix milled flax seeds in with my yogurt and applesauce, and I use it as an egg substitute when baking pies.
So I decided I had to try the FlaxMilk, by Flax USA. It’s sold at Wal-Mart, an easily accessible store to me. I bought two cartons – the Original and the Vanilla.
Today, I finally broke down and tried the Vanilla Flax Milk on my morning cereal. It was really sweet and tasty! Each serving has 1100 mg per serving of Omega 3 fatty acids, which is about what you’d get from taking a flax seed oil supplement. AWESOME!
I haven’t tried the original yet, but I will and I’ll update this post when I do.
I highly recommend flaxmilk to anyone with food allergies or to people who are dairy free or vegan.
FlaxMilk contains none of the following:
- Fish / Shellfish (duh, but still…)
Basically, flaxmilk doesn’t have any of the top food allergens! And it tastes DELICIOUS! We have a winner in our house!! Way to go, Flax USA!
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- Milk Wars: Cow, Soy, Rice, Almond, Hemp, Oat, Oh My! (fitsugar.com)