Flaxmilk has become popular over the years not only for Omega3 benefits, but also for taste. It tends to be lighter, yet creamier, and a little more neutral in taste than many other dairy-free milk beverages. Good Karma Flaxmilk is the leader in this space, and they have expanded their product line to include high protein and single serve options.
Tasting Notes for Good Karma Flaxmilk
Though flaxseeds can’t rival the natural cream of coconut or richness of cashews, it turns out that a dairy-free milk beverage made with cold pressed flax oil does have the smooth consistency of dairy milk. Plus it tastes pretty darn impressive. Plus, each serving of Good Karma Flaxmilk contains 1200 mg of Omega 3, is low in calories (just 25 per cup in the Unsweetened), and is fortified with vitamin A (10%), vitamin D (25%), vitamin B12 (25%), and calcium (30%). The Original and Vanilla do contain some sugar (cane sugar) but less than many comparative brands (7 and 11 grams, respectively).
This flavor was much sweeter than I expected, almost hinting at dessert. The flavor is VERY vanilla, which I absolutely loved. It also has a semi-rich, 2% like texture that was incredibly smooth and easy to drink. I found it to be less thick than coconut milk beverage but smoother and more fulfilling than almond milk beverage. I think this one could be a big hit in almost any sweet recipe! As well as in everyday drinks like hot cocoa, coffee, and tea.
Ingredients – flaxmilk (filtered water, cold pressed organic flax oil), cane sugar, tricalcium phosphate, vanilla extract, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, gellan gum, xanthan gum, natural flavors, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin B12. (I have no idea why natural flavors is listed twice.)
Wow, the Original Good Karma Flaxmilk was, well … perfect. I could easily taste why this was a unanimous winner among dairy drinkers. It was fluid, smooth, lightly creamy, and yet refreshing. This classic variety has a hint of sweetness, but is relatively neutral in taste, with a seamless overall flavor. It seemed quite versatile, though I still wouldn’t use it in a purely savory recipe, like mashed potatoes.
Ingredients – flaxmilk (filtered water, cold pressed organic flax oil), cane sugar, tricalcium phosphate, vanilla extract, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, sea salt, gellan gum, xanthan gum, natural flavors, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin B12. (I have no idea why natural flavors is listed twice.)
For my own personal use (beyond reviews), I typically purchase Unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage, so this was the flavor of Good Karma Flaxmilk I was most curious about. Truthfully, it wasn’t as scrumptious as the other two for the obvious reason: no sweetener. However, my interest in milk alternatives isn’t for sipping, it’s for everyday smoothies and recipes. The Unsweetened Good Karma Flaxmilk added just the right amount of body to my breakfast smoothies, and the fairly neutral yet somewhat savory flavor seemed like a fluid fit for most dishes.
Ingredients – flaxmilk (filtered water, cold pressed organic flax oil), tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, sea salt, gellan gum, xanthan gum, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin B12.
Good Karma Flaxmilk + Protein
Good Karma Flaxmilk + Protein comes in various flavors and sizes. You can get half gallons in Unsweetened and Unsweetened Vanilla and shelf-stable quarts in Unsweetened and Lightly Sweetened Vanilla. For on the go, they also have single-serve bottles and lunchbox cartons in Unsweetened, Vanilla, and Chocolate.
The ingredients in the Flaxmilk + Protein are pretty much identical to their regular Flaxmilk, but with pea protein isolate added.
We did purchase the larger half gallons for a little while, and liked them. But for some reason, the small single-serves and lunchbox cartons we tried were quite bitter to all of our tasters here. I’ve heard raves from parents about these, so perhaps we had an off batch.
Good Karma Flaxmilk Lunchbox Size pictured with a kid-size sandwich made from dairy-free, nut-free Whole Grain Sandwich Bread (recipe in Go Dairy Free: The Guide & Cookbook) and cute Urban Infant Allergy-Friendly Lunch Bag.
The Facts on Good Karma Flaxmilk
Price: $23 per 12-pack of the lunchbox size, $28.50 per 12-pack of the single serves, and $4.83 per quart. In stores, I usually see the half gallons for around $4.99.
Availability: Various sizes of Good Karma Flaxmilk + Protein are available on Amazon. Good Karma Flaxmilk is also available at natural food and conventional grocers throughout the U.S. You can check their store locator via the website below, or browse your local stores on Instacart to find it.
Certifications: Good Karma Flaxmilk is Non-GMO Verified, Certified Vegan, and Certified Kosher OU-D (they are dairy-free by ingredients, but dairy may be present on the lines or in the facility – see our Understanding Kosher guide).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Good Karma Flaxmilk is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Good Karma website at www.goodkarmafoods.com.