Perennial is a Timeless Dairy-Free Milk Beverage for Healthy Aging

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Just a year after its release, Perennial has changed their formula, just a touch (it’s now nut-free!), and rebranded as Perennial Daily Gut & Brain Health. They really want consumers to know this isn’t just another milk alternative, it’s a nutritional beverage.

Industry innovators Brent Taylor and Sara Bonham teamed up to create Perennial, a dairy-free milk beverage geared toward the 50+ consumer. In their opinions, this demographic is largely “forgotten” by the natural food industry, despite strong interest in nutritious plant-based products.

Perennial Daily Gut & Brain Health is a nutrient-packed, non-dairy milk beverage that contains a proprietary combination of fiber, vitamins, and plant protein that targets healthy aging. It has the same complete protein and nutrient levels as 2% dairy milk, but is dairy-free and and boasts better nutrition for digestion, bone and brain health. For example, it contains 5 grams of prebiotic fiber to enhance calcium absorption and 32 mg of Omega-3 DHA.

Perennial Daily Gut & Brain Health Reviews and Info - dairy-free, plant-based nutritional milk beverage for people over 50

Perennial is a Timeless Dairy-Free Milk Beverage for Healthy Aging

The first question I had was, “I’m not over 50, is it still for me?” According to Perennial, anyone can enjoy it, but their recipe was personalized for the body and brain of people over 50. You can read more about the ingredients and nutrition below.

Perennial Daily Gut & Brain Health launched in Vanilla (similar to Perennial Original in flavor) and Chocolate. It’s a lightly sweetened blend of pea protein, soy protein, and rice protein that I’ve been told has a nice creamy finish. But please do leave your own rating and review below once you try it!

Vanilla

Perennial Daily Gut & Brain Health Reviews and Info - dairy-free, plant-based nutritional milk beverage for people over 50Ingredients: water, plant protein blend (pea protein isolate, soy protein isolate, rice protein concentrate, natural flavor), high-oleic sunflower oil, organic cane sugar, fructooligosaccharides (dietary fiber), contains 1% or less of: vitamins and minerals‡, inulin, locust bean gum, gellan gum, dipotassium phosphate, dha algal oil, natural flavor. ‡vitamins and minerals: tricalcium phosphate, choline bitartrate, ascorbic acid, d-alpha-tocopherol, ferric pyrophosphate, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin b12, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folate, vitamin d3 (plant-based). contains soy.*

Nutrition (per serving): 140 calories, 7g fat, 13g carbs, 5g fiber, 6g sugars, 8g protein. This product is fortified to achieve the following RDA levels: 10% vitamin A, 30% calcium, 25% vitamin D, 60% vitamin B6, 60% vitamin B12, 20% vitamin C, 50% folic acid, 15% iron, 100% vitamin E.*

Chocolate

Perennial Daily Gut & Brain Health Reviews and Info - dairy-free, plant-based nutritional milk beverage for people over 50Ingredients: water, plant protein blend (pea protein isolate, soy protein isolate, rice protein concentrate, natural flavor), high-oleic sunflower oil, organic cane sugar, fructooligosaccharides (dietary fiber), contains 1% or less of: vitamins and minerals‡, cocoa (processed with alkali), inulin, locust bean gum, gellan gum, dipotassium phosphate, stevia leaf extract, dha algal oil, natural flavor. ‡vitamins and minerals: tricalcium phosphate, choline bitartrate, ascorbic acid, d-alpha-tocopherol, ferric pyrophosphate, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin b12, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folate, vitamin d3 (plant-based). contains soy.*

Nutrition (per serving): 140 calories, 7g fat, 13g carbs, 5g fiber, 6g sugars, 8g protein. This product is fortified to achieve the following RDA levels: 10% vitamin A, 30% calcium, 25% vitamin D, 60% vitamin B6, 60% vitamin B12, 20% vitamin C, 50% folic acid, 15% iron, 100% vitamin E.*

More Facts on Perennial

Price: $34.96 per 12-pack ($2.91 per 8-ounce single-serve)

Availability: Perennial is available to order direct from the company on their website below. They ship throughout the U.S.

Certifications: We did not note any product certifications for Perennial.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Perennial is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Perennial website at liveperennial.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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Delicious plant based meal on the go

5.0 rating
August 3, 2020

Both the vanilla and the chocolate drinks are super tasty. I’ll drink them straight or sometimes I’ll add some fruit and veggies to make a smoothie. I know I’m younger than the target audience but the focus on gut and brain still works for me (in my early 40s). I did end up signing my parents (in their 70s) up for a subscription as well.

Matt C

A Tasty Dairy-Free Nutrition Beverage

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August 30, 2019

I’m not quite old enough to be in Perennial’s targeted market, but I enjoyed trying their dairy-free nutritional beverage all the same. The flavor reminds me of Ensure beverages, and also of vanilla Rice Dream. The vanilla flavor isn’t too overpowering or too sweet. I like the convenient single-serve cartons as well.

Sarah Hatfield

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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.

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