People’s diets are changing more than ever right now. People are focusing on where their food comes from, how it’s made and how good the product actually is for their body. Due to changing tastes and demands more alternatives to dairy products have come to the market over recent years. At a time when you didn’t think anything else could be made into a milk, here is pea milk.
First of all, what is Pea Milk? Pea Milk is ground yellow peas combined with water, sunflower oil, salt and vitamins. The end result isn’t green or yellow and doesn’t taste like peas either. The end result is a creamy dairy-free milk which is much more filling than other dairy-free alternatives.
Pea Milk has been created to fill the gaps of the non-dairy milk market. Even though there are a lot of non-dairy alternatives some do not suit all diets and some lack good nutritional factors. Nut allergies are very common which eliminates half of the non-dairy options on the market. Allergies to gluten will then eliminate rice milk and a some may be worried about their soy intakes. If individuals have a strict diet whether it be down to health or values choices start to diminish.
Taste is also a factor and a very important one. Depending on what you are drinking coconut milk could be too strong in flavour whereas some other milks may water down your beverage. Even though you do not want to drink dairy you can still want your drink to have a nice creamy texture.
Pea Milk aims to solves a lot of these issues. Pea milk is Soy Free, Nut Free, 100% Vegan, Gluten Free and Lactose Free. Those manufacturing Pea Milk want to make something that almost everyone can drink. Pea Milk also contains 8 times as much protein as almond milk which makes it a great option to have after workouts. Pea Milk includes vitamins as well, such as B12 which can contribute to a healthy diet.
Pea milk is slowly coming into the UK market and I managed to get my hands on the Ripple Chocolate variety, sadly the vanilla option wasn’t available at the time of ordering.
The milk was very chocolatey and much creamier than you would expect from a non-dairy product. If you scrutinise it you can tell it’s not dairy but the difference is so subtle. The taste is pleasant and this could easily be an alternative to children’s chocolate milk.
Ripple are currently the main brand for producing Pea Milk however more brands have already started to see the benefits for pea protein and pea milk so I don’t think it will be a long wait until we see this dairy alternative in our stores.
For more information on Ripple Pea Milk check out their website here.