Is the Almond + Hemp protein Mylk Vegan?


Is Nuts By Nature Almond Mylk + Collagen Vegan?

We have added the amazing Collagen protein to this Mylk, and it comes from Grass-fed cows!  See below for more information on the health benefits of Collagen for the human body.

What does Upgraded mean?

  1. raise (something) to a higher standard, in particular improve (equipment or machinery) by adding or replacing components.

    Why upgraded?
    Because we feel our product is far superior to other Almond Mylk products currently available, and its simply because we have avoided the necessity  to add ingredients that just don't align with our healthy lifestyle.  Adding ingredients like Collagen, Hemp,  MCT oil & Ceylon cinnamon signifies just how serious we are about upgrading almond mylk to a truly healthy and nutritious beverage.

Do you need to store the bottle in the fridge?

No!  Simply keep it on top of the coffee machine ready to go when you get all those coffee orders with #UpgradedAlmondMylk It comes out quicker when it's warm.

How long does it last?

12 months.  You may experience the Base starting to go firmer on the bottom of the bottle, and that's where the pump draws the base from.  If this does happen, simply remove the pump, put the bottle in the microwave for 30 seconds, then stir the Almond Base at the bottom (try not to eat too much of it - it taste's soo good!), screw the pump back on and your good to go!  We could have added a chemical to stop this from happening, but who want's to drink that!

Why almonds?

 Almonds deliver a massive amount of nutrients!

They contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E (as well as a decent amount of copper, Vitamin B2 + phosphorus).

The health benefits include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss.

What is MCT oil?

MCTs are medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits, ranging from improved cognitive function to better weight management.

MCTs raise the fat-burning, brain-fueling molecules in your body called ketones even more than coconut oil.

What is hydrolyzed collagen protein powder?

hydrolyzed collagen protein powder comes from pasture-raised, hormone-free cows which is enzymatically processed several times, to leave its nutrition-giving peptides intact. That makes it highly bioavailable (for maximum nutritional potency) – giving a neutral-tasting, odorless protein that doesn’t thicken or clump.

Collagen is the largest and most abundant protein in the body, making up about 30 to 35% of the total protein. Collagen is in every tissue of the body and is the connective tissue in structures such as skin, hair, nails, bones, lungs, heart and liver. It is often referred to as the glue that holds the body together.

Collagen contains glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, the three amino acids the body uses to manufacture its own collagen.

What does collagen do, exactly?

1) Smoother, more hydrated skin

Skin and connective tissue contain special cells called fibroblasts that manufacture collagen. They can crank it out as long as they have plenty of glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. The best way to get those amino acids is hydrolyzed collagen, which has been broken down so it’s more bioavailable.

Hydrolyzed collagen:

  • Improves skin elasticity.
  • Decreases skin cracking.
  • Helps smooth out wrinkles.
  • Increases fibroblast density, a marker of healthy, elastic skin.
  • Increases skin moisture.

2) Stronger joints

Collagen can also strengthen joints, increasing their resilience. Several studies have found that taking hydrolyzed collagen decreases joint pain after exercise and makes joints more flexible.

Collagen is also a great hack for endurance athletes, particularly if the preferred exercise is tough on joints. Long-distance running is the worst offender. Most sports take their toll, as can heavy lifting.

3) Faster recovery

Collagen is the main protein the body recruits to help build everything from the connective tissue in skin to the tendons that attach muscles to bone. It works well for several reasons:

  • Collagen forms a flexible matrix, covering new tissue while still allowing it to move. It acts as a sort of scaffold that holds everything together so other cells can rebuild.
  • It helps keep tissue clean.
  • It can assimilate with surrounding tissue, helping to bring pieces of tissue together.

A big shout out to Dave Asprey and the guys at www.bulletproof.com for this great information.

Why Madagascan Vanilla bean?

Bourbon vanilla beans from Madagascar are superior, with flavor and aromatic qualities that make Madagascar vanilla beans the most popular and sought after vanilla variety. Bourbon vanilla is rich, dark and creamy with an overwhelming sweet, buttery aroma.

What’s so good about Pink Salt?

Pink Himalayan salt is a truly unique salt. It’s also referred to as pink salt, Himalayan sea salt, rock salt and Himalayan crystal salt. 

True, high-quality pink Himalayan salt is one of the purest salts you can find.

Mined from ancient sea beds, is untainted by toxins and provides a rich source of 60+ trace minerals. Himalayan salt is also mined from ancient sea beds, so it is pure from modern environmental toxins. Plus it has a unique ionic energy that is released when the salt is mixed with water. (We think that’s a pretty cool bonus).

Tell me about Hemp Protein?

Hemp is a distinct variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, which can be grown to maximize the fibers in the stalk of the plant or seed production. Hemp has barely or even no measurable levels of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabino (THC), the cannabinoid most known for its psychoactive properties.

THC has been researched extensively, and science has shown us that when it’s not smoked, it has substantial health benefits with veritably no side effects. Hemp typically contains about 0.3 percent to 1.5 percent THC, whereas marijuana contains about 5 percent to 10 percent or more THC. So don’t worry — eating hemp certainly will not get you high. Hemp consumption is safe, healthy and legal.

Hemp protein powder and hemp seed oil are both made from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp protein powder is easy on the taste buds with a faintly nutty flavor.

Hemp seeds are a powerhouse when it comes to protein with at least 20 amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine). Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins, and together, amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of the human body.

Hemp protein provides the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 in a healthy 3:1 ratio. Hemp is also one of the few sources of the hard-to-get gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a healthy, plant-derived omega-6 metabolized differently than other less healthy omega-6s. GLA-rich foods like hemp seeds have been observed to help people with:

  • ADHD
  • Breast pain
  • Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Skin allergies


How do you use it?

At Nuts by Nature we believe in simplifying life + healthy living,  so with in mind, we’ve worked hard to make using our upgraded Almond Mylk base super simple to use!

To make 1 litre of Nuts by Nature Almond Mylk, add 2 pumps of upgraded base to 1 litre of water and blend.  ENJOY!

If you’re a Barista, the following method applies to all size cups

  1. Place desired amount of water into a pitcher
  2. Add 1 pump of upgraded base
  3. Texture & pour