100% Natural Plant Mylk with no additives, or preservatives.

 

Ever since I started drinking soya mylk in 2003 I've been on a search for the tastiest non-dairy mylks on the market and I've tried a LOT of mylks!!

 

I don't think there is a vegan mylk I haven't tried. I'm constantly on a quest for the very best of the best plant mylk to drink in my coffee, smoothies, cereal and sometimes in a glass with some cookies.

 

The more mylk I drank over the years (and especially during lockdown), the more I began to question where all the Tetra Pack was ending up. Although these are 70-90% paperboard, which is recyclable, they also contain aluminium and a plyethelene cap.

 

Recycling is a great first step but my goal is to re-use more than recylce. Leading a plant-based lifestyle for me goes beyond kindness to all living beings. It means being kinder to the planet and aiming to reduce my carbon footprint!!

 

Seeing the cartons in our waste week after week got me thinking about doing a waste audit to look at where most of the waste was coming from. I realised a lot of our waste was coming from plant mylk cartons (we were going through about 8-10 per week) and I began experimenting with my own non-dairy mylk.

 

I started to question the ingredients in the mylks I was buying, the additives being added to extend the shelf life and also where the primary ingredients were coming from. I read the labels more and noticed that most almond mylks only contained 1-2% almonds and most oat mylks have different oils added.

 

There's been a lot of media attention around Californian Almonds, some of which you can read here . This was one of the reasons I never drank it much and the fact I didn't enjoy the taste, which is no wonder with 2% almond content.

 

Less has been said about the ethics of other nuts but lockdown got me into research mode and I learned about the working conditions of many women who shell cashew nuts (an ingredient I use a lot). You can read more about that here if it's of interest. 

 

I haven't solved any of these problems but I have been speaking with people in the Fairtrade nut industry to find out more and understand whether Fairtrade nuts could be an option for my mylks as my business grows.

 

For now I'm committed to only using almonds from Europe (Spain or Italy) and I'm committed to using organic ingredients wherever I can, no oils, preservatives or fillers and making nut mylks with a higher percentage of nuts, so they taste creamy and delicious.

 

My oats come from an Aberdeenshire farm that grows organic, gluten free oats. 

 

I feel so passionate about my 'mylk' and spreading the word of planetary kindness that I've decided to offer a weekly refill service.

 

My mylk can be ordered for a weekly collection on Thursday or Friday. I offer mylk in glass bottles to ensure there is no waste associated with my service and to be part of a circular economy.

 

With your first purchase you will be able to rent a reusable glass bottle. This will cost £1 for as long as you want it. Thereafter you will only pay for the refill mylk (providing you bring your bottle back for the refill). My pricing is higher than the oat and almond mylk you can buy in the shops. This is due to the organic ingredients I am committed to using and the fact my mylk is freshly handmade in small batches the day before, or the day you receive it.

 

I do not use any thickeners (no carrageenan or gums) or preservatives, oils or sweeteners in any of my mylks. All the ingredients are real whole foods.

 

I use organic, gluten free rolled oats (9 % oats) in my oat mylk as well as organic desiccated coconut (3%), a pinch of salt and a few organic dates.

  

My almond mylk includes 10% organic whole almonds from Spain or Italy, organic cashew nuts (3%), water and a pinch of salt.

 

The final mylk I developed was an experiment for World Plant Milk Day and it's none other than..... peanut mylk!!

 

I wanted a flavourful mylk, that would be creamy and delicious in coffee, and have a nice flavour, minus the sugar you get in shop bought syrups.

 

Peanut mylk ingredients; organic peanuts (9%) and cashews (3%), a pinch of salt, a few dates and water.

 

MY PRICES

1 litre Oat mylk £3.50

1 litre Peanut & Cashew mylk £4

1 litre Almond & Cashew mylk £4

 

Please contact me to discuss any allergies and to order. jo@joshealthycupboard.co.uk. My mylks contain NUTS and I can't guarantee that anything I make is 100% free from traces of nut.

 

Your mylk will last for 4 days in the fridge.