Why we’re better.
Almondmilk is a great alternative to cow’s milk. But did you know that most unsweetened almond milks contain only about 1 gram of protein per serving? That’s why we created Strive Almondmilk. Each 8-ounce serving of Strive Almondmilk contains 10 grams of Perfect Day animal free whey protein – it’s identical to the whey protein found in cow’s milk but made using fermentation instead of animals. And it’s a complete protein packed with all 9 essential amino acids – the protein-building blocks that the body needs to maintain weight, build muscle and promote recovery after a work-out. Strive Almondmilk is lactose free, hormone free, cholesterol free, antibiotic free. And because our protein is made without animals, it’s a whole lot better for the planet.
Almond Base (Filtered Water,
Almonds), Animal-Free Whey
Protein, Natural Flavors, Calcium
Potassium Phosphate Citrate,
Disodium Phosphate. Sunflower
Lecithin, Guar Gum, Gellan Gum,
Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin D2,
No offense cows. They really like us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Almond milk is a great alternative to cow’s milk, offering many different benefits. In particular, this milk has all the necessary vitamins and nutrients for a healthy diet, including high levels of calcium, vitamin E, vitamin D, and certain antioxidants, just like regular dairy milk has. Below, you can take a closer look at how our almond milk compares to cow’s milk and its health benefits, as well as other brands of almond milk.
Our almond milk has many benefits, and it all starts with our protein. Here, you can learn more about making the perfect almond milk.
Why should I switch from my favorite almond milk to Strive Almond?
Other almond milks contain only small amounts of protein, as little as one gram per 8-ounce serving, and the protein in almonds, oats, peas, or cashews provides lower levels of the crucial amino acids your body needs. Each 8-ounce serving of Strive Almond+Protein is enriched with 10 grams of Perfect Day animal-free whey protein, which is a natural whey protein that is identical to the whey protein from cow’s milk. However, it’s a higher-quality protein that delivers all nine essential amino acids, and it’s a big reason why Strive has the creamier, silkier taste and texture of cow’s milk that plant-based alternatives can’t match.
What is animal-free whey protein?
Animal-free whey protein is identical to the whey protein found in regular cow’s milk, but it’s made using a precision fermentation process instead of animals. Our partners at Perfect Day use tiny microscopic organisms called microflora, which are given a copy of the DNA responsible for whey protein production in cows, empowering them to ferment plant sugars into pure dairy protein. The result is a protein with the nutritional and functional characteristics of dairy whey protein without the downsides of regular cow’s milk, such as lactose, hormones, cholesterol, and antibiotics, or the harmful environmental impacts of large-scale animal agriculture. It’s a complete protein with all nine essential amino acids normally found in regular cow’s milk. Perfect Day is an expert in animal-free protein and precision fermentation. It’s been generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is both vegan-friendly and kosher-certified.
How does the protein in Strive Almond compare to the protein in cow's milk?
Strive Almond is enriched with Perfect Day animal-free whey protein, identical to the whey protein in cow’s milk. Perfect Day animal-free whey protein is a complete protein with all nine essential amino acids that help support protein synthesis. Strive Almond milk contains 10 grams of whey protein per 8-ounce serving versus 1 gram of protein in a comparable serving of the leading brand of almond milk.
How is Perfect Day animal-free whey protein made?
Our partners at Perfect Day use microflora, a tiny organism that can ferment simple plant-based ingredients to produce the same dairy proteins found in cow’s milk without using a single animal. The microflora is given a copy of the DNA responsible for whey protein production in cows, empowering it to ferment plant sugars into pure dairy protein. Fermentation is a tried-and-true, safe, and natural process used to produce countless foods, probiotics, vitamins, natural flavors, and enzymes that humans consume daily. In addition, it is cleaner and more resource-efficient than traditional animal farming. Perfect Day is a new and revolutionary approach to dairy.
Is Strive Almond sustainable?
Sustainability is the cornerstone of Strive. We started our business out of concern about climate change and its devastating effects. We’ve built a partnership with Perfect Day Foods because they provide a more sustainable alternative to conventional dairy protein. In fact, Perfect Day’s animal-free whey protein process creates up to 97 percent less greenhouse gas emissions and uses up to 99 percent less water and up to 60 percent less nonrenewable energy. We are packaging Strive FREEMILK initially in Tetra Pak containers. Tetra Pak is made from 67 percent renewable materials and only 33 percent fossil-based plastic, and it’s 100 percent recyclable.
Our company uses natural ingredients to create better milk alternatives. With our almond milk, you can get the most out of your beverage with all the vitamins and nutrients essential for a healthy diet. Below, you can find out how we use only natural ingredients for our almond milk.
Is Strive Almond all natural?
Yes! Every ingredient in Strive Almond milk is 100 percent natural. There are no artificial flavors or sweeteners.
Does Strive Almond contain GMOs?
Strive Almond with Perfect Day’s animal-free protein does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The microflora that Perfect Day works with is good at naturally producing different kinds of protein, and it is given instructions for producing exactly the type of protein wanted—in this case, whey. The flora is then filtered out, leaving only pure protein. In other words, genetic engineering is part of our process, but genetically modified organisms or any detectable genetic material is not present in our protein.
Why do you use guar gum in Strive Almond Milk?
Guar gum is a natural food ingredient derived from a legume called the guar bean. It has eight times the power of cornstarch as a thickener, providing thickening characteristics at relatively much lower usage levels than most other ingredients.
Why do you use gellan gum in Strive Almond Milk?
Gellan gum is a natural thickener, binder, and stabilizer commonly used in food applications. It mainly stabilizes the water-based gels, such as desserts and drinking jellies. In addition, gellan is often used to replace gelatin in some dairy products, such as yogurt and sour cream in vegan items.
Does Strive Almond contain artificial flavors or sweeteners?
There are no artificial flavors or sweeteners in Strive products. Every ingredient in Strive Almond is 100 percent natural, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
If you are looking for a healthy beverage to incorporate into your diet, look no further than Strive Almond milk. This almond milk has all the essential nutrients you need, including vitamin A, calcium, zinc, and more. Almond milk is a good alternative to dairy milk and has fantastic benefits such as aiding in digestion and better blood sugar levels, and its fewer calories are excellent for weight management. For more information about the health and nutrition of our almond milk and how it can contribute to a healthy diet, check out our frequently asked questions below.
I have a milk allergy. Is Strive Almond safe for people like me?
Strive Almond+Protein contains the same milk protein as cow’s milk. So, for people who are allergic to milk, Strive may not be a good option for them. The good news is that Strive Almond is 100 percent lactose-free, so anyone who is lactose intolerant should feel free to enjoy Strive Almond.
Is Strive Almond dairy-free?
Strive Almond is animal-free but not dairy-free because it contains real dairy protein. Strive Almond’s animal-free whey protein is identical to the protein cows make, which means it can froth, whip, and foam just like milk, but also like cow’s milk, it can trigger a milk allergy. The good news is that it’s lactose-free and made without animals.
Is Strive Almond vegan?
If you define veganism as eliminating the consumption of animal products, Strive Almond with Perfect Day animal-free protein fits the bill. Our products are an excellent option for vegans, as no animals are involved.
Is Perfect Day's process for making animal-free protein safe?
The same precision fermentation technology that Perfect Day uses to make its protein has existed for over 50 years and has been used to make many of the foods we already eat. Citric acid and vanillin, found in many of the goods in your pantry, are made through the same technique. Pharmaceuticals like insulin and wellness products like vitamins are also made the same way. Further, Perfect Day animal-free protein has been labeled as GRAS by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Does Perfect Day protein contain genetically engineered material?
No. Genetically modified organisms or any detectable genetic material is not present in Perfect Day’s protein. Perfect Day’s microflora is good at naturally producing different kinds of protein. Perfect Day gives the microflora the genetic instructions for producing exactly the type of protein wanted, which is whey in this case. Importantly, sourcing the genetic instructions for cow’s milk protein requires no animal involvement: All you need is a fallen hair or a harmless cheek swab. For Perfect Day, it was even easier, as the DNA sequence was already published on the internet. The microflora naturally ferments plant sugars into a pure whey protein. Then, Perfect Day filters out the flora, leaving only pure protein.
Are you ready to take your almond milk experience to a new level? Try Strive Almond+Protein as your new milk alternative favorite.