When a curious banana milk package arrived at the Clean Eating offices during Clean Choice Awards season this year, the rarely-phased team that’s seen and tasted just about everything was slightly skeptical, yet intrigued. “Banana milk, huh?!” one staffer remarked. “How does that work exactly? I’ll try it!” another proclaimed, and others followed suit. Several days later, around the proverbial water cooler, the mysterious banana milk conversation resurfaced and it turned out these tough-to-sway foodies were seriously impressed with the smooth, rich flavor and squeaky clean ingredient list. With only 60 winning spots up for grabs on our exclusive Clean Choice Awards list, this fresh new dairy alternative was getting a lot of buzz among our judges, and for good reason.
It’s no secret that non-dairy milk alternatives are having a moment. From almond milk to oat milk, the amount of plant-based alternatives to dairy milk cropping up in grocery stores and markets is staggering. Sales for plant-based milks have increased 14% over the last two years and make up for about half of the plant-based food category in total. The newest kid on the alt milk block, Banana milk is particularly intriguing though. Not only does it check all those critical boxes for folks being organic, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free and carrageenan-free, but the industry’s very first Original Banana Milk by Mooala combines pureed bananas and roasted sunflower seeds with cinnamon, and the result is velvety-smooth with a subtle banana flavor without being too thick. Similar to the consistency of a 2% milk, it’s perfect for adding to coffee, tea, smoothies, cereal or simply enjoyed on its own alongside your favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Mooala makes plant-based nutrition wonderfully easy: each cup of banana milk packs a solid source of calcium and potassium – plus, it contains no added sugar. It’s made with a few simple ingredients; it tastes yummy straight from the bottle, and it can be used in a wide range of recipes. Give banana milk a try with one of these easy, delicious and better-for-you recipes. Better yet, try them all!
- Banana Coco Vegan Ice Cream
- Matcha Latte
- Pina Bananamilk Smoothie
- Super Mama-to-Be Smoothie
- Vitamin C Smoothie
Mooala’s full line includes Coconut Oat Milk, Original Almond Milk, Vanilla Bean Almond Milk, Chocolate Banana Milk, Strawberry Banana Milk and freshly-launched organic, plant-based Creamers. Whether you’re going dairy-free, taking steps to being more eco-friendly, watching your sugar intake, or catering to picky eaters at home, Mooala is the perfect choice for your entire family. Check out Mooala’s store locator to find Banana Milk near you!