It should come as no surprise that as a society we need to reduce our environmental footprint. One way you can do this is by incorporating sustainable foods into your diet. A wave of information shows that cow’s milk is very resource depleting and produces a lot of greenhouse gases. Swapping dairy for more sustainable products means consumers are now facing the challenging decision of choosing between all of the alternative milk options. Fortunately, research is pointing to a new, tasty and sustainable alternative to milk… oat milk!
One of the most impressive ways that oat milk is sustainable is in its water usage. Only 48 liters of water are needed to produce 1 litre of oat milk, compared to almond milk which needs 371 litres of water to produce 1 litre of milk. That’s 6x less water to produce the same amount of milk! This difference is extremely significant and emphasizes the sustainability of oats and oat milk products. In addition, because Canada is the number one producer of oats in the world, oats can often be sourced locally, reducing the greenhouse gas emissions required by transportation.
Another interesting fact about oats that contributes to its sustainability is that the by-products of production can be used as a source of energy! Oat husks left over after production can replace coal to generate electricity and steam, and the oat husks are also used in animal feed and animal bedding. As an environmentally conscious consumer, it is reassuring to know that the products you buy use sustainable production practices that limit energy consumption and reduce waste.
The Beyond Moo Oat Milk Cold Brew beverages were designed with athletes in mind. Coffee contains caffeine which is a stimulant known to be an ergogenic aid, meaning it is a performance enhancing drug.
A variety of studies have shown that athletes who have ingested caffeine prior to physical activity see massive improvements in performance compared to completing the same activity with no caffeine, or a placebo. The evidence points to caffeine having even more beneficial effects on performance for athletes who specialize in a sport. Caffeine has also been shown to delay the feeling of fatigue for athletes involved in endurance sports.
Don’t forget about the obvious, and important benefits of staying hydrated by drinking Beyond Moo Oat Milk beverages before or after exercising. Instead of drinking a sports drink that’s loaded with extra calories and sugar, the Beyond Moo Oat Milk Cold Brew beverage is a low sugar, refreshing drink that provides necessary nutrients like protein, salt and water to keep you hydrated and recharged for your workout and whatever the day may bring you.
Drinking the Beyond Moo Oat Milk Cold Brew beverage before exercising will help you perform better, getting you the results, you want as an athlete.
Beyond Moo Oat Milk beverages are non- GMO products, made with gluten free oats and no additives. This makes them a healthy and safe choice for everyone. Additives and GMO’s currently have unknown effects on your health. Some studies have shown that consuming food additives as a child may increase your risk of health issues as an adult. Similar results are found in the research about consuming GMO’s. Drinking Beyond Moo oat beverage products is a tasty way to refresh yourself without a worry!
No need to worry about gluten in your diet either because Beyond Moo Oat Milk beverages are gluten free. Typically, if you are celiac or have a gluten intolerance, it is advised that you stay away from oats simply because many oats are processed in factories that also process gluten-containing products, causing a high risk of contamination on the oats. Beyond Moo ensures that all oats are sourced from gluten free factories, eliminating the risk of contamination and ensuring that everyone can enjoy the great taste of Beyond Moo Oat beverages!
With so many reasons to drink Beyond Moo, I can’t forget to point out that it also tastes great! Some individuals feel that oat milk is the most similar tasting to dairy of all the milk alternatives. Baristas actually prefer to use oat milk when they are making lattes because it foams and froths better than dairy milk, making their delicious coffee beverages even more delicious.
Oat milk has many great qualities, it is heart healthy, tasty and great for coffee. The next time you are at the grocery store, why not try Beyond Moo Oat Milk beverages? You and your health will not be disappointed!
Easy morning pancakes with our cultured oatmilk cream cheese and oat kefir.
Mix in a large bowl:
1 container of Beyond Moo Oatmilk Creamy spread
1/2 cup of Beyond Moo kefir - plain or vanilla * see a note bellow
1 egg or an egg replacement
1 tablespoon of oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Optional- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
Mix in a medium bowl:
2/3 cup of all purpose of gluten free flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
dash of table salt
Add flour mixture to you cheese/ kefir mixture. Mix to incorporate dry and wet ingredients but do not overmix.
Fry on a medium heat like regular pancakes.
*Note- if you do not have kefir, you can use 1/2 cup of milk/ plant based milk or for fluffiest version mix 1/4 cup of our OATgurt with 1/4 cup of water milk.