we are passionate about bringing you delicious nut milks made with only fresh, organic ingredients. our milks are full of love... and free of additives, gluten, and dairy.
nutty life founder, caroline, gets it. you want to be able to pick up a product and trust it will have good ingredients.
purity. simplicity. organic ingredients.
that's what nutty life is all about.
caroline has a major sweet tooth...and she used to not eat as healthy as she does today. in college, she would eat frozen yogurt ("fro yo") by the pint. during her junior year at boston college, she started getting severe stomach aches from eating her beloved fro yo. she assumed it was lactose intolerance and began the non-dairy journey. when the stomach aches came back after drinking store-bought almond milk, she got really curious about the connection between what she was putting in her body and how her body felt.
it turns out that both fro yo and typical nut milks have some common ingredients: gums and carrageenan. both of these additives are used in foods to thicken them & prevent separation. when used in nut milk, the companies are trying to trick your mouth into thinking their milk has more nuts than it actually does! (spoiler alert: most brands only use around 2% nuts).
what's the big deal?
gums are known to cause bowel issues (i.e. stomach aches) in lab rats. and carrageenan, the same chemical used to de-ice airplanes, is a known carcinogen, causing colon cancer and bowel inflammation in lab rats. a common misconception: carrageenan is derived from seaweed, so it must be okay for us to consume. because of the highly chemical-induced process of converting the seaweed into carrageenan, the seaweed is no longer seaweed at all. you can learn more about this additive and its harmful effects through the cornucopia institute.
after learning about what is legally allowed in our food, caroline started reading every ingredient label religiously. her philosophy: ingredients matter most. this pivotal moment was just the beginning of her health and wellness journey. she went on to study at the institute for integrative nutrition & became a certified yoga instructor. your mind, body, and food are all connected.
she started making nut milk in 2012 for herself & launched nutty life cashew milks in stores in late 2016. when you pick up a product with the nutty life logo, we guarantee it has good ingredients. learn more about nutty life cashew milks here!