Taste testing flax milk – totally freefrom plant milk

This week I’ve been testing 3-Omega-6 Flax milk which I really love. This dairy free flax drink is not only dairy free but also soya free, cholesterol free, GMO Free, lactose free and gluten free

3-Omega-6 Dairy-free Flax drink is also packed with calcium, vitamins K and D2 which are important to maintain healthy bones and teeth, as well as 1,200 mg of omega 3 essential fatty acid which is so vital for people with eczema and allergies.

I’ve had it with my coffee and in porridge and I think it’s perfect. It has quite a thick viscous consistency but I love the taste. In a hot drink it’s great; it looks just like you’ve added normal milk, doesn’t split into little bits like rice and soya milk can and although it has quite a distinctive taste it goes well, with coffee anyway. I haven’t tried it with tea yet.

Flax milk in coffee - delicious, doesn't split and makes a nice colour

Flax milk in coffee – delicious, doesn’t split and makes a nice colour

I also made porridge using Nairns gluten free muesli and it is equally perfect in this too. The blueberries and ground seeds from Linwoods are model’s own.

3omega6 Flax milk on blueberry porridge

3omega6 Flax milk in blueberry porridge with ground seeds

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The only problem is they are not easy to find in stores. I found mine somewhere and have now forgotten where. No use here am I. I know you can get it in bulk from Amazon but they are not my favourite retailer. They do have a map of stockists on their website, though it didn’t appear to have any near me, despite the fact I have found them somewhere. I got the first carton at the Allergy Show last year and it’s well worth adding to your larder. I think we should all alternate between the different plant milks so I switch between oat milk, rice milk, coconut milk, hemp milk and this lovely flax milk. If you can tolerate it you could also incorporate almond milk and soya milk or even try making your own. This is one of my aims for this year. How hard can it be? Blog pending…

How boring to have to drink just the same old milk every day huh? I’m loving the variety. Has anyone else tried this? What did you think? It is an acquired taste so might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

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Ruth works freelance as a copywriter and writes the What Allergy blog to share information with people who have allergies, eczema, asthma and food intolerances. http://www.whatallergy.com was voted in the top 5 allergy blogs and Ruth also judges regularly for the FreeFrom Food Awards and FreeFrom Skincare Awards. She also won the Foods You Can People's choice Best FreeFrom blogger award 2014.

Comments

  1. Hi Ruth, thanks for your blogs – I am in need of your advice, last October after having scrambled eggs I was sick a few times (as far as I know I don’t have any other food intolerances or allergies and have eaten loads of eggs in the past with no ill-effects) but now every time I do eat anything be it a honey and mustard salad dressing or Quorn fillet I have wind and feel nausea, is this a sign of an intolerance or allergy? I also suffer with Myalgic Encelphalomyelitis and I really want to reintroduce eggs back into my diet for my protein levels? Would I be safe trying pieces of hard boiled egg? As I really do miss eating these.

    • Hi Destiny, this is a bit worrying. If you’re being sick I would suspect your reaction is more than an intolerance. The thing with eggs is that they are so different at different stages of cooking or processing. Many people can tolerate eggs in cake and well cooked egg but not runny egg. I have been through this process myself but I was very allergic as a child, however now I find that as long as I don’t over do it I can eat even runny eggs, although by choice I do cook mine for a little longer at home. The problem with allergies is that they can appear with no warning at any time and for no real apparent reason. You mention the salad and the quorn – did these contain egg also or is that a different issue? Can you eat cakes made with egg? And finally, have you been allergy tested for egg allergy? I would worry about advising you to just try some boiled egg just in case you are developing a more severe allergy problem. I wrote about reintroducing eggs to the diet here: http://whatallergy.com/2009-11/eggintolerance but if it’s making you feel nauseous I wouldn’t risk it. It might also be useful to ask for a referral to a nutritionist or dietician who could advise you on other protein sources you could try like beans, pulses etc. Hope that helps!

  2. Have not tried any cakes containing eggs so I have no idea if this would cause the same feelings and so far I have not been tested.

    • I would definitely go to your doctor as Alison advises below. The thing with allergies is reactions are not always the same. If you are stressed, menstruating, drinking alcohol etc. and you tried something with egg you could have a worse reaction. My nut allergy began with my just being sick, not I get anaphylaxis. I don’t want to worry you but better to be safe than sorry. Being sick is not just a food intolerance of IBS, it’s more serious. Hope you find some answers and do keep in touch and let us know how you get on.

  3. Hi Destiny,

    I would advise you as Ruth has,to get a referral. I would definitely discuss it with your Gp and they will no doubt advise you on hearing your symptom history, as to whether you need an allergy referral,or dietician / nutritionist referral. To be sick is quite a strong reaction, and not one that should be overlooked,especially if it’s happened more than once.
    Be aware that not all Gp’s are at educated as others within the field of allergy and intolerance, so if you are not happy, try another Gp.

    Good article again Ruth!

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