Industry innovators Brent Taylor and Sara Bonham have 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 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 3 grams of prebiotic fiber to enhance calcium absorption and 32 mg of Omega-3 DHA.
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 is a Timeless Dairy-Free Milk Beverage for Healthy Aging
They have launched with a classic Original flavor, which reportedly has a vanilla almond taste. It’s a lightly sweetened blend of pea protein, almond, 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!
Ingredients: water, plant protein blend (pea protein isolate, non-gmo soy protein isolate, almonds, rice protein isolate), cane sugar, organic sunflower oil, fructooligosaccharides (dietary fiber); contains less than 1% of: vitamins and minerals*, shiitake mushroom powder, dipotassium phosphate, gellan gum, organic locust bean gum, dha algal oil, natural flavors. *Vitamins and minerals: tricalcium phosphate, choline bitartrate, ascorbic acid, d-alpha tocopherol, ferric pyrophosphate, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin b12, pyridoxide hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin d2. Contains tree nuts (almonds) and soy.*
Nutrition (per serving): 140 calories, 7g fat, 14g carbs, 3g fiber, 8g sugars, 8g protein. This product is fortified to achieve the following RDA levels: 10% vitamin A, 30% calcium, 25% vitamin D, 25% vitamin B6, 25% vitamin B12, 25% vitamin C, 25% folic acid, 15% iron, 25% 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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A Tasty Dairy-Free Nutrition Beverage
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.