The Best Dairy Free Milk Alternative – Dream Blends

Dairy free, lactose free, gluten free, vegan (…yes I think we get the point that this weeks product is not coming from a cow!)..

and with that introduction, I bring to you, Dream Blends.

Dream Blends Dairy Free Innovative Healthy Products

Dream Blends Dairy Free Innovative Healthy Products

Dream Blends are an awesome new innovative healthy product that I came across in WholeFoods whilst travelling in the USA this year, and that I have been happily informed can be found in Australia too!

I loved that they point out on their website that the product is lactose free when they already tell us it is dairy free…stating the obvious, right? …and the gluten free claim..I don’t think most plain milks contain gluten, but then again, I guess this is part of the marketing spin!

All jokes aside, these products (at the moment), are one of a kind. The Dream Blends unsweetened varieties get a huge thumbs up from travelling dietitian over here; Especially the mixes:

  • Coconut, Almond, and Chia
  • Almond, Hazelnut and Cashew

They actually also have a new product called Sunflower Dream, which as one would expect, has been created from sunflower seeds!

sunflower dream unsweetened dairy free drink

sunflower dream unsweetened dairy free drink

Looking at the ingredients list, I would make a calculated assessment that these are all low glycemic index for slow and steady energy release, are low in calories, and provide a range of healthy fats coming from the key ingredients that make up the products.

They are enriched with vitamins and minerals to ensure that calcium and Vitamin D are reflective of what you would typically find in cows milk products (that usually have added Vitamin D too), as well as put in some extras such as Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12 and a couple other extras for good measure.

Dream Blends Dairy Free Innovative Healthy Products

Dream Blends Dairy Free Innovative Healthy Products

There are some slight variances between the products, but overall they still all sit very nicely as a suitable dairy replacement for those wanting to consume more vegan and vegetarian based foods, or cut down on their dairy intake.

Overall, I am a fan (I love seeing healthy innovations in the food supply!).. I am aware that we could just stick to basics and be fine too..but sometimes a little added variety in flavour combinations that are healthy and don’t require preparation time are also a welcomed part of the food mix (at least that is how I feel at this stage in my life!).

Have you tried these products yet?

If you want more information on the products, here is the link to the Dream Blends webpage.

For anyone new to #TDapproved, please check out my introduction post so that you are on top of it and can join in!

Or check out the last couple of weeks of #TDapproved products to see if there is something of interest to you there too!

Until next Tuesday…

Travelling Dietitian x

About The Author

Kara Landau aka "Travelling Dietitian" is an Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitian based in New York City. She is a world explorer, healthy foodie, social butterfly, and barre class lover. When she isn't trying new cuisines, researching new product innovations in the health food space, or speaking to the media on behalf of her food industry clients, she can be found quietly conjuring up her next idea in how to make this world a healthier and better place.

8 Responses

  1. Galit Dresden

    Hi, these look great but I am wondering what your opinion on carrageenan is. One of the varieties seem to contain it as does Almond Breeze and I have read some bad stuff on it but I am sure (as always), there’s conflicting information so I am a bit confused! Where can you but these? 🙂

    • Travelling Dietitian

      Hi Galit, thanks for your comments, I feel that if you were not living solely on products containing carrageenan, but rather including 1/2 – 1 cup of a product like this a few times a week, and were otherwise healthy and consuming a nutritious diet that is not rich in other inflammatory causing foods, then it appears it should be alright (I just wouldn’t be suggesting drinking a litre a day if someone had an inflammatory condition in their digestive tract to be on the conservative side). I know they can be ordered online from getprice.com.au, but I have been told from others they are at major supermarkets..you will have to check your local one to check 🙂

      • Galit Dresden

        Thanks Kara- was just concerned as I am keen to make smoothies for my little one and can’t seem to find almond milk with any “extras”. Not quite ready to make my own milk yet :).

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