I had never heard of Flax milk, but I was interested to try it - especially because each 1 cup serving has 1200 mg of Omega-3s. I don't know about you, but I'm not always so great about remembering to take all my vitamins. Having Flax Milk in my cereal seems like a really great, easy, and tasty way to have more Omega 3's in my diet.
The Flax Milk comes in 3 different varieties: Original, Unsweetened, and Vanilla. The ingredients list is more or less straightforward. For example, here are the ingredients for the Unsweetened:
|All natural flaxmilk (filtered water, cold pressed flax oil), Tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, canola lecithin, natural flavors, sea salt, guar gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan, vitamin A palmitate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12|
Compared to other non-dairy milks I've tried, I would say that Flax Milk was closest to rice milk. It's sort of thin like rice milk is, and is quite neutral in flavor. I like the thick creaminess of soy milk, and I like the nutty flavor of almond milk... but I also really like the huge blast of Omega-3's in this Flax Milk. I mostly used it in my cereal or in my coffee/hot beverages, because that's mostly how I use milk - and Flax Milk totally passed the test for both of those uses. On it's own, I did feel a little like you could feel all the various tapioca starch / xanthan gum / guar gum thickening going on... but I've really never been a straight up milk drinker anyway.
All in all, I really liked this flax milk - I am always a fan of unsweetened milks, and that was true this time too, though I also enjoyed the Original in my cereal and coffee. I used the Vanilla mostly for baking, where the vanilla would be a nice addition. I try to drink a lot of different types of milks, so that I'm not all-soy or all-almond, all the time... and I'll definitely add Flax Milk to the mix. Check it out!
And thanks so much to the nice folks at Good Karma for giving me a chance to try it out and tell you about it. :)