With one in six Australians now following a dairy-free diet and sales for plant-based milks continue to skyrocket, Califia Farms is launching three new plant milks – Original Oat Milk, Vanilla Oat Milk and Unsweetened Almond Barista Blend.
Rebecca Gawthorne, a Sydney dietitian and nutritionist, welcomes more dairy free options that don’t compromise on nutrition or taste.
“A lot of people worry that replacing dairy milk with plant-based alternatives will mean they’re not getting key nutrients, but it’s not the case if you choose wisely,” she said.
“Califia’s new plant milks are not only delicious, but all have no sugar added and are fortified with an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D. Plus, oat milk is a source of dietary fibre which is important for gut health.”
Currently over half the Australian population consume inadequate calcium, with 73 per cent of women not meeting their calcium needs, while 23 per cent of Australians have a vitamin D deficiency.
“Our new almond and oat milks are a really simple way that people can increase their calcium and Vitamin D intake,” Califia Farms general manager of Sales Australia Henry Catts said.
“For example, per serve our Original Oat Milk has over 30 per cent of your daily calcium needs and 18 per cent of your recommended vitamin D.”
Also, with home coffee consumption increasing by 37 per cent since COVID-19, more Australians are looking for quality choices when it comes to their daily brew.
“Califia’s Unsweetened Almond Barista Blend has a whopping 58 per cent of your daily calcium needs and has an extremely low amount of natural sugar for a barista almond milk,” Catts said.
“It’s easy to steam and froth, so is perfect for the at-home barista as a partner to our super popular Oat Barista Blend which is served in over 6,000 cafés nationally.”
Not to mention, plant-based milks have a range of benefits.
“Plant milks also have the bonus of being cholesterol free, low fat, and are more sustainable than dairy,” Gawthorne said. “I love using Califia’s plant milks in coffee, smoothies, on muesli, baking and anywhere else you’d normally use cow’s milk.
“Their new Unsweetened Almond Barista Blend is especially great for coeliacs while the oat milks have a creamy mouthfeel similar to dairy. The Vanilla Oat is also delicious for something a little different that the whole family will love!”
Califia Farms’ new Original Oat Milk, Vanilla Oat Milk and Almond Barista Blend will be available exclusively at Woolworths nationally in the long-life milk aisle.
For more information on Califia Farms, visit califiafarms.com.au.