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Is This Milk the New Drinkable Yogurt?

This lactose-free beverage is high in the stuff you want and free of the stuff you don't.
Is This Milk the New Drinkable Yogurt?Courtesy of Fairlife
Is This Milk the New Drinkable Yogurt?
This lactose-free beverage is high in the stuff you want and free of the stuff you don't.

Mornings are a scramble, and though you know you should sit down for more than a piece of toast, often there’s only enough time for that before running out the door. Enter: the era of drinkable yogurts. At some point, we said goodbye to spoons and welcomed sipping the popular breakfast option instead. We’d call it the most travel-friendly add-on to breakfast we can think of. Now, there’s a new rival on the market and it’s got way more than just portability on its side.

Fairlife Smart Snacks are 8-ounce, snack-sized beverages made up of ultra-filtered milk, oats, and honey that result in a high-protein, low-sugar treat. Ultra-filtering dairy milk removes the lactose sugars, so those with dairy and lactose intolerances can get in on this too! The milk is then blended with a touch of honey and oats as well as real ingredients for flavor like strawberries, cocoa, and vanilla. Let’s see how this newcomer to the dairy aisle stacks up to the competition.

Fairlife Smart Snacks Nutrition

Fairlife smart snacks creamy strawberry

PER 8-ounce SERVING: 170 calories, 5 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 140 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (5 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 15 g protein

Fairlife’s innovative new product is about to step in the spotlight all thanks to the offering’s impressive nutritional makeup. Each drinkable snack has a high protein content to jumpstart your day, is low in sugar, contains gut-friendly prebiotics to help improve digestion and a decent amount of satiating fiber per serving (20% of your Daily Value!).

How Fairlife’s Smart Snacks Stacks Up to Drinkable Yogurt

Fairlife smart snacks nutritional comparison

Other popular drinkable yogurts you could compare it to like Siggi’s and Chobani, are pretty high in sugar, especially when side by side with Fairlife’s new milk. Siggi’s 8-ounce Strawberry drinkable yogurt holds about 18 grams of sugar (for 8 grams of protein) and Chobani’s 7-ounce Strawberry Banana drinkable yogurt clocks in at 15 grams of sugar (for 10 grams of protein). Fairlife has only 11 grams of sugar, which is about the same amount of sugar as a serving of honeydew melon. Plus, Fairlife has 15 grams of protein; that’s more than 3 eggs worth!

We asked Jim White, RD, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, to help compare the product to others on the market. “Fairlife Smart Snacks drinkable yogurts have less sugar compared to leading brands because they sweeten with honey and stevia. They also contain 5 grams of fiber due to the addition of oat flour, whereas Chobani and Siggi’s drinkable yogurt contain 0 grams of fiber. In regards to protein content, Smart Snacks contain 15 grams compared to 8 and 10 grams of protein in Siggi’s and Chobani, respectively.”

White recommended the product to be ideal for eaters to enjoy in-between meals. We wouldn’t recommend you replace a nutritious breakfast with only this new portable bottled milk, but if you’re looking for an impressive addition to your morning rotation, this is a great option. You can find the beverages at all big retailers such as Walmart, Target, Publix, and Stop & Shop among others.

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