Oat Milk Deserves Some Big Love — and a Place in Your Diet
Plant-based milk alternatives are heaven-sent for those who want to lighten up their cup of tea or fill a bowl of cereal but are lactose-intolerant or vegan. Oat milk in particular has become a top non-dairy favorite, with an established presence on supermarket shelves, cafe menus, and online shopping platforms. And why not? It’s a creamy liquid that tastes good on its own or blended with other ingredients, and it’s packed with vitamins and minerals.
As the name suggests, the base of oat milk is simply oats soaked in water, blended, and strained. Added enzymes can help break down the oat starch, and insoluble fibers can be removed. Because there’s no initial chemical process, many of the nutrients from the oats remain. It’s a simple, nutritious way to achieve a satisfyingly smooth milk-like drink.
Here are three of the most important benefits of oat milk:
Rich in Nutrients, Vitamins, & Minerals
With twice the dietary fiber as cow’s milk, oat milk is doubly powerful for digestive health. It’s also high in beta-glucan, a soluble fiber that benefits heart health and the immune system.
And oat milk is high in B vitamins thiamine and folate — which boost energy — and in potassium, magnesium, and zinc — which strengthen bones and help address polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). These vitamins and minerals contribute to overall health and well-being.
Capitalize on these benefits — alongside the anti-inflammatory, Ayurvedic, and adaptogenic qualities of ingredients like turmeric, cinnamon, and ashwagandha — with Kola Goodies’ creamy, zesty Turmeric Latte.
Cholesterol-Free & Saturated Fat-Free
Several studies have shown that oat milk consumption can result in lower serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. While whole cow’s milk contains around 160 calories, five grams of saturated fat, and 35 milligrams of cholesterol per serving, a cup of oat milk only has about 80 calories and no saturated fats or cholesterol.
Regular oat milk consumption can reduce daily cholesterol intake by at least 24 milligrams, making our vegan Sri Lankan Mylk Tea Latte — featuring the uplifting yet calming benefits of L theanine in Ceylon black tea, as well as oat milk powder — an ideal way to start the day.
Dairy-free oat milk is a perfect companion for people with certain dietary restrictions and gluten-related disorders. Because it’s basically just oats and water, oat milk is free of anything that may cause allergic reactions or inflammation, like nuts and soy.
With lactose intolerance affecting 25–40% of adults globally, the rise of non-dairy alternatives like oat milk and coconut milk allows everyone to enjoy milk without worrying about aftereffects.
Kola Goodies’ Super Green Latte uses both oat milk powder and coconut milk powder to add creaminess to its blend of moringa, gotu kola, and Ceylon cinnamon. The final product is a rich, herbaceous, invigorating latte that’s naturally sweet, vegan, and lactose-free, making it an excellent addition to your morning ritual.