There’s already plenty of dairy alternatives available but here’s a new one to add to the list (and your daily flat white): Pea milk.
While it sounds vaguely dirty, it’s said to have some major benefits.
According to research from major producer, Ripple, it’s better for the environment. With each bottle (which is made from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled material) representing a savings of 1.5 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions and 3500 litres, versus dairy milk.
Also, it packs more protein and calcium than other options. The Bolthouse Farms’ milk offers 10 grams of protein per serving, compared to the one gram that many almond milks offer.
Plus it’s vegan, nut free, soy free, lactose free, gluten free and guaranteed to make you look like a hipster.
And no it won’t be turning your muesli a radioactive shade of green, nor will it taste like a pie topping. The “milk” is made by milling yellow peas into flour, the pea protein is then separated from the fibre and starch. This protein is purified and blended with water, sunflower oil, sea salt and it’s fortified with vitamins like B12.
Unfortunately, it's only available in America right now but according to SBS Food Ripple aims to expand into other markets in the near future.