Looking for almond, oat or soy milk? These plant-based alternatives are the best in Singapore.
Is full cream dairy milk too much for your lactose-intolerant stomach? Or maybe you’re switching to a plant-based, vegan lifestyle and cutting out animal byproducts. No matter the reason, Singapore has welcomed a great range of options for you to select from. Whether it’s oat, almond, soy or even Bambara groundnut (we’ll get to this later), plant-based milk alternatives are packed with all the nutrients and vitamins you need – without sacrificing on flavour, of course! Drink up with these dairy-free milk options.
Plant based milk alternatives in Singapore
1. WhatIF Foods: BamNut Milk
Ever heard of Bambara groundnut or BamNut? It’s an underrated legume native to West Africa. The nutty and creamy plant-based milk is high in dietary fibre (5g per 250ml) and is packed with vitamins B12 and D2, minerals, calcium and iron. It comes in three delicious iterations: BamNut Milk Airy (to replace skim milk), BamNut Milk Everyday (a reduced fat cow’s milk alternative) and BamNut Milk Barista (for full cream milk fans).
The brand behind this is WhatIF Foods, which makes a positive impact on the planet by using a different kind of three Rs. The plant-based food company aims to replenish our bodies with nutritious food, restore crops by adopting regenerative agriculture, and reconnect with farming communities. Its BamNut Milk is a product of these conscious practices.
In a nutshell, if three billion servings of BamNut Milk is consumed (compared to cow’s milk), it’ll save CO2 emissions that equate to 1,000 Boeing 737 flights around the world every year and save the same amount of water as the annual drinking water needs of North Americans. That’s a big impact for simply changing the type of milk you drink!
Perk alert: Win a screening of “Kiss the Ground” at The Projector Riverside and a dinner made with regenerative ingredients. Simply spend $15 at participating Cold Storage stores for a chance to win. (The contest runs from 15 March to 15 April 2022, terms and conditions apply).
WhatIF BamNut Milk, from $5.90, available online and at multiple locations including selected Cold Storage and Marketplace outlets
2. Oatside: Oat milk
So you want to do your part to save the planet but hate the taste of watered down (yup, we said it) plant-based milk alternatives? Fret not, as this Singapore startup is serious about flavour. Made from 100% Australian oats, natural mountain spring water and Rainforest Alliance-certified cacao beans and hazelnuts, Oatside’s milk is spilling with flavour.
The milk comes in three variants: a perfectly balanced and creamy barista blend that lets your favourite coffee beans shine, chocolate with double the amount of cacao and less sugar, and chocolate hazelnut, which needs no introduction. As Asia’s first ‘full-stack’ oat milk brand, the company has full control over the production process in Bandung Indonesia.
Oatside, from $6, available online via Redmart, Shopee, and PPPCoffee.com
3. Nutty Milk: Almond, cashew, oat milk
Adopting a plant-based lifestyle doesn’t always have to burn a hole in our pockets. And Nutty Milk Factory is here to prove it. At about $9 per litre, it’s one of the more competitive price points around. The dairy-free milk also ticks all the marks for calcium, vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients. Don’t throw away the glass bottles as Nutty Milk Factory uses a sustainable bottle recycling model. For starters, try the almond, cashew and walnut oat blend in mini 330ml sizes.
Nutty Milk, from $9, available online
4. The Mlk Co: Almond milk
This almond milk is as fresh as they come. The 100% raw, vegan, gluten- and pesticides-free brand skips the pasteurisation process so live enzymes and nutrients are retained in the creamy formula. How creamy, you ask? The Mlk Co uses at least 25% more raw activated almonds compared to other brands, plus Himalayan rock salt and ionised water. The plant-based milk comes in unsweetened, macadamia, matcha, cacao, hojicha, cashew, golden almond and dark cacao mint flavours encased in toxic-free and recyclable glass bottles.
The Mlk Co, from $13.90, available online
5. Rude Health: Almond oat, brown rice milk
This London-based innovative brand is a play on the saying ‘rude health’, which means to be strong and healthy. It has a pantry’s worth of healthy alternatives such as granola, muesli, porridge, cereal, snack bars and crackers, including a large variety of dairy free drinks. Interesting ingredients are used to pile on the flavour so there’s no need for thickeners, syrups and added sugars.
Its almond drink is blended with crushed almonds, rice, pure mountain spring water and cold-pressed sunflower oil. A touch of sea salt and sunflower oil is added to organic oats and spring water for bold flavours. Keen to try more? Select your picks from brown rice, pea and oat, roasted almond and oat, turmeric latte and cashew milks.
Rude Health, from $7.90, available at Redmart, NTUC Fairprice, Shopee and Lazada
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