Mooala Bananamilk: All You Need to Know About This Dairy-Free Drink

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A cow, a monkey, and a koala walk into a non-dairy plant … and Mooala Bananamilk is born. Okay, that might not be how it happened, but this unique dairy-free milk beverage with a crazy name and logo must have a good story behind it.

Not to be confused with banana-flavored milk, Mooala Bananamilk is a non-dairy beverage made with a real banana base. In fact, it’s made with bananas, sunflower seeds, and not much else. This rather virtuous drink is free of carrageenan, preservatives, and top allergens. And the Original flavor is even made without added sweeteners.

Mooala Bananamilk (Review) - Plant-based, Dairy-free, Top Allergen-free Organic Milk Beverage made from Bananas and Sunflower Seeds

Mooala Bananamilk: All You Need to Know About This Dairy-Free Drink

I was curious how they would maintain a yellow banana drink without any real additives. The answer is, they didn’t. The Original beverage is a brownish color that doesn’t visually shout “banana!” But the dulled image doesn’t reflect the taste of Mooala Bananamilk.

We sampled the two initial flavors of Mooala Bananamilk, and were rather surprised by the flavor and consistency. You can read our tasting notes below, as well as the reviews from other consumers like you at the bottom of this post. Please do leave your own unbiased rating and review if you’ve bought and tried Mooala Bananamilk.

Unsweetened Original

A wonderful banana scent emerged as I uncapped this beverage for the first time. However, the taste isn’t as boldly banana. It’s definitely banana, but it’s very light in fruit flavor with warm cinnamon in every sip. Sunflower seed milk can be quite overwhelming, but I think the banana neutralizes the sunflower seed base for a gently sweet beverage. The consistency is more like a very thin fruit smoothie than a creamy milk beverage, but I think it could be used for cereal, oatmeal and recipes.

My chief complaint is actually that the bottle is too big! Although they say that Mooala Bananamilk lasts seven days once opened, the taste was noticeably less fresh on day two. I think the lack of any preservatives (even ascorbic acid) causes the banana to degrade once opened. I’d prefer this in single serves.

Mooala Bananamilk Reviews and Information - dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan and made with real bananas. Pictured: Original Unsweetened BananamilkIngredients: filtered water, organic bananas, organic sunflower seeds, less than 2% of: calcium and potassium blend (calcium carbonate and potassium chloride), gellan gum, organic cinnamon.

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 60 calories, 3g fat, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g sugars, 1g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 30% calcium.*

Chocolate

The chocolate was rich and deep with just the right amount of sweetness – it isn’t sugary at all. But the consistency was a little too “banana” for me. It was more like a drinkable smoothie than a chocolate milk. So I went to my in-house chocolate milk beverage expert: my husband. Tony said the underlying banana was a little too overpowering for his taste, and needed to be a little fresher.

In both of our opinions, this variety is good for smoothies and recipes, but it isn’t one that either of us would drink straight up. However, I do like that it only has 10 grams of sugar per cup (some of it from the bananas) and that it has a thicker consistency for recipes. I’ve also read that it works quite well in coffee.

Mooala Bananamilk Reviews and Information - dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan and made with real bananas. Pictured: Chocolate BananamilkIngredients: ingredients: filtered water, organic bananas, organic cane sugar, organic sunflower seeds, organic dutch process cocoa, calcium and potassium blend (calcium carbonate and potassium chloride), gellan gum.

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 90 calories, 3.5g fat, 17g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g sugars, 2g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 30% calcium.*

Strawberry

We haven’t tried the strawberry yet, but it sounds like a delicious smoothie.

Mooala Bananamilk Reviews and Information - dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan and made with real bananas. Pictured: Strawberry BananamilkIngredients: filtered water, organic bananas, organic strawberries, organic sunflower seeds, less than 2% of: calcium and potassium blend (calcium carbonate and potassium chloride), vegetable juice for color, pectin, monk fruit juice concentrate, organic strawberry flavor, gellan gum.

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 70 calories, 3.5g fat, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars, 1g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 25% calcium.*

More Allergen Notes

Although the bottles do not have a voluntary “may contain” statement, Mooala Bananamilk is not produced in a dedicated facility. Here is what they state about their allergen protocols:

We use a rigorous CIP (clean-in-place) sterilization process on the equipment after running any allergens and then test each production run for the Major 8 allergens before releasing the product. This would alert us to any cross-contamination issues while the product is still in the facility.

Mooala Bananamilk (Review) - Plant-based, Dairy-free, Top Allergen-free Organic Milk Beverage made from Bananas and Sunflower Seeds

The Facts on Mooala Bananamilk

Price: $4.99 per 48-ounce bottle.

Availability: Mooala Bananamilk is available in the U.S. in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods, Costco, H-E-B, and other major grocers.

Certifications: Mooala Bananamilk is Certified Organic and Certified Kosher Parve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Mooala Bananamilk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. The Original might be considered paleo-friendly.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Mooala website at www.mooala.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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What Others Are Saying ...

Amazing flavor and amazing in smoothies

Rated 5 out of 5
April 11, 2021

This was sun story toon I got for almond milk and I’ll be buying more it’s amazing flavor consistency and great nutrient content have made me a fan added it to my Arbonne smoothie and it’s was amazing!!!!!

Anna

Thanks

Rated 5 out of 5
March 18, 2021

OMG I am so happy
I came crossed this at my store I been going thru tooth an nails to get my 2 year old to drink milk.we know she loves bannas.so we thought why not try it with her its like a heaven thank you so so much

Carla Turner

The Best

Rated 5 out of 5
March 16, 2021

I tried this milk because my body doesn’t tolerate diary.I would usually buy almond milk but I didn’t like the taste. I went to the store and bought different kinds of mooala plant based milk and omg!It was by far the best milk I’ve ever tasted,the banana taste was just right.my stomach tolerates this milk,It had been a while since I’ve eaten cereal now I feel good about eating cereal again. knowing I want get sick bloated and gassy all I have to say is it worth every dime,great invention you guys !!!who ever came up with this idea!.

Katrina calhoun

Not bananas!!

Rated 1 out of 5
December 22, 2020

My entire family tried this and all 6 of us thought it was gross. None of us tasted bananas or cinnamon, all we tasted was banana peel. I would not recommend this to anyone.

Jim

Bannana milk

Rated 5 out of 5
December 14, 2020

Excellent, it’s delicious taste, cremous and easy digestion.
I am lactose intolerant.

Ana Gomez

WE are bananas for it!

Rated 4 out of 5
December 4, 2020

Well, not sure if I’m actually “bananas” for it, but it’s surprisingly good! Has a slight eggnog like taste to it. I could be thinking that since we are in the holiday season.

Holly

Tastes terrible!

Rated 1 out of 5
October 11, 2020

I’ve been enjoying almond milk blended with real bananas for awhile and saw this brand in a store ‘on sale’ so I bought 2 of them to get the sale price. BIG MISTAKE! It wasn’t bad enough to pour down the drain, but it was difficult to force it down. The taste was definitely not a sweet banana flavor. I finished the two bottles, but I will never buy it again. I’ll be happy with my almond milk blended with real bananas! I use sunflower seeds on salads and such, but they don’t make a tasty drink (milk).

Keith Phemister

Better then i expected

Rated 4 out of 5
September 14, 2020

I have tried the original, and strawberry flavor. The original one has a great light taste of banana, and a great amount of cinnamon. The original is great in cereal, It adds a great taste to it and just works because who didnt like cutting up bananas into their cereal :).
The Strawberry I keep picturing a smoothie, but I was able to drink it straight up. It had a great light banana, strawberry flavor to it. Both great alternatives.

Kimberly

Moove over nuts and go bananas

Rated 5 out of 5
July 10, 2020

Loooooved this sooo much!

Michelle

Tastes Great and Lasts

Rated 5 out of 5
July 1, 2020

By far the best combination of taste and ingredients on the market. Will be a multiple repeat customer.

John

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

10 Comments

  1. I just tried this too! My husband and I both agreed, not something we’d drink on its own but definitely pleasurable in baked goods and smoothies!

  2. Thank you for getting down to all the facts for us! Always love hearing your opinion on things and I actually saw this the other day and was wondering about it. Maybe I’ll be trying it 🙂

  3. Thank you for the review on mooala bananamilk. As I love all four ingerdients. I prefer drinking a smooth “essence of” the flavor so to speak. I also appreciated the life span review. I do tend to have my non-dairy products for a week. All in all seems like a good concept.