We just love this product. Actually we love all of our products but this one is special because it looks and acts like milk, but it isn’t milk. It’s made fresh on 100% Swedish oats and enriched with extra calcium, fiber for your heart* and stomach, a realistic amount of good protein and is naturally low in saturated fat**. Here’s the bomb. Wherever and whenever you would find yourself drinking milk or using it in a recipe “back in the day”, you can use Oat Drink today. It’s a one for one swap.
The glutabacons, sorry make that betaglucans. Why is that word so difficult? Anyway the difficult word is so amazing for your heart* and the fact that you get a very balanced nutritional serving each time you pour a glass is also pretty cool. By balanced we mean the amount of protein, fat (the good kind)**, carbs (again the good kind) in relation to the energy in the product. Then we don’t add sugar but do add some vitamins like D, riboflavin and B12 and extra calcium to keep things modern and cool.
What might be less amazing
The liquid oats in this particular product are produced in Landskrona, Sweden and then sent to the north of Germany for packaging. The reason for this is that we are a very small company that doesn’t have the possibility to own all of our own packaging facilities. When we look for partners that can handle our packaging needs, the most important factor is that we can guarantee a safe product. Since our products contain no milk or soy, we haven’t been able to find a local packaging facility in Sweden that is able to match our high standards due to the difficulty involved with handling the packaging of products completely void of milk and soy. Our partner in Germany on the other hand does so brilliantly. Also, it might be interesting to know that we have chosen to stick with vitamin D2 in this product because it is plant based and nothing that we have seen in the studies we have read give reason for us to change.
* Betaglucans are good for the heart. As a part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, they contribute to maintaining normal cholesterol levels in your blood. One 250 ml glass of Oatly provides a third (1 g) of the daily requirement of betaglucan.
** Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in your daily diet contributes to maintaining a recommended cholesterol level.
Oat base (water, oats 10%), rapeseed oil, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphates, iodised salt, vitamins (D2, riboflavin and B12).
Free from lactose, milk protein and soya.
Nutrition information per 100 ml:
Energy 190 kJ/50 kcal
Fat 1.5 g
of which saturated 0.2 g
Carbohydrates 6.6 g
of which sugars 4.1 g*
Fiber 0.8 g
Protein 1.0 g
Salt 0.11 g
Vitamin D 1.5 µg (30%**)
Riboflavin 0.21 mg (15%**)
Vitamin B12 0.38 µg (15%**)
Calcium 120 mg (15%**)
Betaglucan 0.4 g
* Natural sugars from oats.
** Of the Daily Reference Intake.
No milk, no soy, no way. Totally cool for both vegans and non-vegans. This product is fresh, so keep it that way, in the fridge.
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