Soya drink vs Almond drink

They’re two of the most popular plant-based drinks out there, but just how do you choose between soya and almond? Let’s look at the differences between them and what makes them both so delicious and tasty.

Are you looking for a plant-based? If the answer’s yes, then it’s good to know that there are so many amazing plant-based drinks available - the hard part is knowing which one to choose! To help you pick your favourite for you and your lifestyle, we’re taking a closer look at Alpro Soya and Alpro Almond drinks.

Here is this article, we’ll explore what they are, the ingredients they contain, and what the nutritional information of each of them are.

What are soya drinks?

Once the soya beans have been hulled, ground and mixed with water, it’s onto the process of creating our deliciously mild and creamy drink, and adding vitamins and minerals like, vitamins D2, B2, B12 and minerals like calcium. Some Alpro soya drinks also contain the mineral iodine! Alpro Soya drink is super-versatile, and is perfect for cooking, baking and enjoying in hot and cold beverages. With its subtle flavour, it doesn’t overwhelm other ingredients, and instead compliments them. Why not give it a try in some lemon and blueberry overnight oats? Or spice up your day with a banana cinnamon smoothie? A source of high-quality plant protein, as well as being low in saturated fats, Alpro Soya works well as part of a healthy and balanced diet. It’s also naturally dairy, lactose and gluten free, meaning if you’re vegan, or are following a dairy and gluten-free diet, this could well be the plant-based drink for you.

What are almond drinks?

Almond drinks are one of the nuttier plant-based drinks in our range - maybe that’s why we’re so crazy about them! When making Alpro Almond, we lightly toast our almonds (sourced from the sunny Mediterranean) to coax out that sweet subtle flavour that tastes amazing in a multitude of food and beverage recipes. You can learn more about what goes into making Alpro Almond here. Perfect for a number of dishes and drinks, give it a try in:

  • Shakes and smoothies

  • Cakes

  • Curries and sauces

It also tastes great poured over your cereal, or in an iced coffee. In fact, it’s one of our top picks when it comes to plant-based alternatives for your morning brew. Before we bring Alpro Almond to you, we enrich it with nutrients including calcium, which is important for the maintenance of normal bones, and vitamins D2, E and B12. the latter of which can help you to reduce fatigue. Our latest Almond UHT range now includes iodine - an important mineral which contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function. Full of plant-based goodness*, Alpro Almond drinks are a great option for vegans and those following a lactose or gluten-free diet. They’re also low in saturated fats, meaning that they can be regularly enjoyed as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Soya drinks vs Almond drinks: Nutrition

Both soya and almond drinks offer a similar yet different nutritional profile and are a great plant-based addition to any healthy and balanced diet. Obviously, no two drinks are the same, and below you’ll find the nutritional value of both our Alpro Soya and Alpro Almond drinks so you can compare both properly. *Typical values per 100ml of Alpro Soya Original and Alpro Almond Original UHT.

Alpro Soya Original (UHT)

Alpro Almond Original (UHT)

Energy 175kJ/ 42kcal Fat 1.9g - Saturates 0.3g Carbohydrate 2.7g -Sugars 2.5g Fibre 0.6g Protein 3.3g Salt 0.09g Vitamins - Vitamin D 0.75µg - Vitamin B2 0.21mg - Vitamin B12 0.38µg

Minerals - Calcium 120mg Iodine 22.5 μg

Energy 99kJ/24kcal Fat 1.1g - Saturates 0.1g Carbohydrate 2.7g -Sugars 2.4g Fibre 0.3g Protein 0.5g Salt 0.15g Vitamins - Vitamin D 0.75µg - Vitamin E 1.8mg - Vitamin B12 0.38µg - iodine: 22.5 μg Minerals - Calcium 120mg - Iodine: 22.5 μg

*Reference intake of an average adult- 8400 kJ / 2000 kcal

Soya drink vs Almond drink: What are the benefits

Both Alpro Soya and Alpro Almond are low in saturated fats, and soya can help to support normal blood cholesterol levels. If you’d like to learn more about soya and cholesterol, please visit Heart UK’s website in the Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan here. But that’s not all. Take a look below.

Alpro Soya

Alpro Almond

Lactose Free 100% plant-based Vegetarian & Vegan Soya also low in fat Low in sugars** Rich in high quality protein A source of calcium*, and for some Alpro soya drinks, a source of Iodine, Source of vitamins D, B2 and B12. Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Lactose Free 100% plant-based Vegetarian & Vegan Low in fat Low in saturated fat Low in sugars** A source of calcium* A source of iodine For some Alpro Almond drinks, a source of vitamin B2 Almond also a source of fibre Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

So, do you lose your beans over soya, or go nuts for almonds? Hopefully we’ve helped to make your decision a little easier. If not, why not try them both? To find out more about Alpro Soya and Alpro Almond, click one of the links below, or go to our homepage to see what other plant-based goodness we have to offer.

* Source of calcium. Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are recommended for good health.

UK ARTICLE: Product Carousel - Soya drink vs Almond drink