Veganuary 2022 With Gut Instinct

Want to learn more about plant-based milk options? Discover everything you need to know about Gut Instinct. As we look forward to 2022, we are shining the spotlight on one of our key suppliers, Gut Instinct alongside their new launch.

Gut Instinct, founded by Chris Joll, was introduced to the plant-based milk market with a desire to help consumers achieve strong physical and mental health through a nutritionally healthy lifestyle. Consumers are turning to plant-based diets to improve their gut health through scientific analysis. Plant-based alternatives are becoming more prominent in everyone’s everyday lives.

Gut Instinct wants to ensure that consumers know what they are putting in their bodies and why. Gut Instinct fortifies their Barista Edition Gluten-Free Oat Drink with calcium, vitamin D, B12, B2 and folic acid. They wanted to bring a credible product to the market that was full of nutritional benefits, and that is why they spend more money on increasing the nutritional value of their oat milk. 

The Gut Instinct Barista Edition Oat Drink has more nutrition per portion than in any other milk alternative on the market today.

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How Drinking  Oat Milk Positively Effects The Environmental

One of the popular plant-based ‘milk’ options is oat milk, possibly due to its lower environmental impact. In comparison to cow’s milk, the production of oat milk leads to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions and uses 60% less energy. Making oat milk also uses about ten times less water than cow’s milk.

In terms of water, a litre of oat milk requires 48 litres of water to produce. This is significantly lower compared to the water used to produce dairy. Oat milk also has a relatively low greenhouse footprint, with carbon dioxide emissions at 0.18 kilograms for a 200 millilitre glass.

The dairy industry is also now being held up for it’s environmental impact. The methane produced by the industry is thought to be up to 23% more responsible for global warming than carbon dioxide emissions. Then there is the water used for animal feed. Its thought that to keep a single cow can use up to 5000 gallons of water a day. There is also the soil degradation from keeping livestock on land causes, and the harmful fertilizers used to grow cattle feed that are polluting the waterways from runoff.

Exploring The Flavours Of Oat Milk

Oat milk is made from steel-cut oats (or whole oats) blended with water, then strained to create a smooth, creamy liquid. As oats absorb water so well, oat milk is typically pretty dense with the nutrients oats already have, including fibre, protein, and iron. Surprisingly, a lot like cow’s milk, but with a slightly, well, oat-y aftertaste.

Oat milk is thicker and naturally sweeter than many non-dairy milks (think somewhere between 2% and whole milk), but still light. It works well in everything from your morning coffee and cereal to most recipes, including soups, curries, mashed potatoes, and baked goods.

Oat milk has the most neutral flavour out of all of the alternatives, making it the best option if you don’t want to overpower the flavours of your everyday coffee.

That way you can still enjoy all of our origin coffees without masking the taste with other plant-based milk alternatives. Therefore, the coffee remains the focus of the drink, which is how I believe it should be.

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Gut Instinct New Launch | Veganuary 2022

“There are many drivers behind the trend towards plant-based diets. The key ones are animal welfare, health and environmental impact. Our contribution thus far has been with our Barista Edition Oat Drink and we love hearing from customers who tell us how much they love it and we are excited about what is next in our journey and cannot wait to share new product launches with our loyal following.” – Gut Instinct

Gut Instinct has been developing Barista versions of Soya, Coconut and Almond for release this year.

Make sure you follow Gut Instinct and Bristol Twenty on Instagram for updates on new product lines coming soon.

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