Keto diet

What makes Sproud a keto friendly alternative to milk?

Sproud Original Pea Milk contains a low amount of carbohydrates and sugar compared to cow’s milk. But if you are on the hunt for a keto friendly alternative to milk, Sproud Unsweetened is even better. With less than 1 grams of carbohydrates and 0 grams of sugar per cup, you can easily drink glasses of it without worrying about breaking your diet. 

And you will want to drink whole glasses of it, because our pea drink has great taste and texture. In fact, it is remarkably similar to regular semi-skimmed! 

On top of that, Sproud is environmentally friendly, packed with nutrients and works great in cooking and hot beverages. In this article we will walk you through all of this in detail. Keep reading to find out more.

What is the best substitute for milk to drink on a keto diet?

It comes as no surprise that we would argue that our very own Sproud is one of the best milk alternatives to drink on a keto diet. Considering factors like nutrition, environmental sustainability and taste. 

Sproud is obviously not the only option out there. While we genuinely believe our drink fits a lot of people, some might find other options more appealing. To each their own! 

It is all about what matters to you. Of course you are on a diet where fat, protein and carbohydrates matter. Most likely you want something that tastes good. Maybe you are keen to stay active. Perhaps you have certain dietary preferences or allergies. Or not! 

Have a look around and see what options might fit you best, but definitely consider giving Sproud Unsweetend a go. 

The short version: why choose our keto friendly milk substitute for your diet?

Sproud is great to drink on its own and to use as an ingredient. Whether you are looking for a plant-based alternative to milk, or just wanting to optimise your keto diet, we highly suggest giving Sproud Unsweetened a go. 

Made from yellow split peas, the drink has great nutritional content and is a highly sustainable choice. Lactose or gluten intolerant? No problem. Want to fuel an active lifestyle? We have got you covered. 

The switch to Sproud will give you so many benefits – and there will be no compromise on taste.

The benefits of Sproud as your ketogenic milk alternative

  • Impressive flavour and texture
  • Delicious as it is, in cooking and hot beverages
  • Sproud is packed with nutrients
  • Combining keto with plant-based
  • Gluten and lactose free milk alternative for keto
  • A great fit for active people on the keto diet
  • One of the best eco-conscious milk substitutes for the keto diet

Maybe the best tasting milk alternative for keto

At Sproud, we can confidently say that we have created an option that is not just plant based and lactose free. Our keto friendly milk substitute tastes great. 

With creamy texture, clean colour and neutral flavour, our keto friendly drink comes very close to regular semi-skimmed. 

On top of that, we are happy to say that in a taste test, 9 out of 10 consumers chose Sproud Unsweetened over market-leading unsweetened oat and soy-based milk options. So maybe we are the best tasting keto friendly milk alternative? Pick up a pack and see what you think.

Maybe the best keto substitute for milk in cooking and hot drinks

Sproud Unsweetened, just like Sproud Original, is delicious over cereal or to drink chilled as is. It is also a great substitute for milk in recipes for hot and cold foods. Use Sproud in your latte, tea or any other hot beverage. Or add it to curries, stews and other creamy dishes. 

Sproud is an easy swap for cooking if you are used to using semi-skimmed milk. The texture, colour and flavour will not disappoint. And thanks to the low in carb and sugar content, you can use it to your heart’s content while sticking to your diet.

Keto friendly milk substitute packed with vitamins and minerals

So we have already covered that Sproud Unsweetened is very low in carbohydrates, but what about protein, fats and other nutrients? 

Per cup, Sproud Unsweetened contains 60 kcal, 4 grams of protein and 4,7 grams of fat (0,4 grams of saturated fat – no cholesterol). 

That is along with the aforementioned below 1 grams of carbohydrates and 0 grams of sugar. 

To sum up: the sugar free drink is relatively high in protein, low in carbs and rich in fat. A great keto alternative nutritionally speaking. 

As far as minerals and vitamins go, Sproud Unsweetened contains the same amounts as skimmed cow’s milk. Our drink will provide you with vitamin D, riboflavin, vitamin B12, calcium and more.

Sproud can help balance your ketogenic diet

One perk of low-carb diets like keto is that they sort foods into clear categories. This makes it easy to determine what to eat and not, especially for those with little knowledge of nutrition. But this advantage is also a potential downside. 

It is easy to end up eating a lot of meat, butter and cream on keto. In other words, potentially consuming an unhealthy amount of saturated fats. 

A good idea might be to swap some of the saturated fat for foods with unsaturated fat. For example oily fish, rapeseed oil and olive oil. Plant-based foods like legumes, root vegetables and whole grain can also contribute to a well-balanced keto diet.

Sproud Unsweetened is made with ingredients like peas and rapeseed oil. It contains very little saturated fat. While it will not balance your keto diet on its own, choosing Sproud Unsweetened is one step in the right direction.

Gluten and lactose free keto diet substitute for milk

Some are lactose intolerant, some try to avoid it to lower their sugar intake while on the keto diet. If you are trying to cut your lactose intake down or eliminate it completely, it is good to know that there is none of it in our milk-free products. Neither the sweetened drink, nor the ketogenic diet milk alternative Sproud Unsweetened.

And of course, we want gluten-intolerant people to be able to enjoy our drinks as well. So our ketogenic diet option for milk, along with all other Sproud products, is gluten free.

The milk substitute for the ketogenic diet and an active lifestyle

Sproud Unsweetened is not just delicious, a good fit for keto and allergen free – it also works great in an active lifestyle. Relatively high protein content makes it a great milk option for everyone who likes to move around. 

It will fuel your workouts along with everything else you want to get done in a day. No matter if that means lifting at the gym, enjoying a dance class, a quiet walk in the woods or taking your little ones out for a fun excursion.

Swap milk for keto friendly Sproud products – with a clean eco-conscience

Sproud is made through a process that uses around 10 times less water than what is needed to make similar beverages from almonds, oats and soy. This is one reason that we call our keto friendly alternative a sustainable and climate smart choice. 

The peas used to make Sproud for the European market are grown in France, while peas for the North American market are grown in Canada. 

When our peas are grown, they put nitrogen back into the soil. This means that the peas actually rebuild the soil’s organic matter and restore its biodiversity. 

So by choosing Sproud as your alternative to milk while on a ketogenic diet, you do your bit in actually improving the land our peas are grown on. Thank you for your contribution to a more eco-friendly future!
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