This Is the $4 Trader Joe's Product You Need to Prevent Bloating (and It's Dairy-Free!)
When I'm shopping at my local Trader Joe's (my happy place), I always let out a little squeal of joy when I see a the selection of vegan products. I'm obsessed with Trader Joe's for all my dairy-free needs, whether it's for vegan pesto or creamy vegan queso — and now, the grocery chain offers vegan kefir! Keep reading to learn why you want to put this Trader Joe's Cultured Cashew Beverage in your cart (and in your belly), and what you really want to know — how it tastes.
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— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Trader Joe's Cultured Cashew Beverage
Trader Joe's offers two flavors of their Cultured Cashew Beverage: plain and mango. Both flavors are vegan, organic, and have no added sugars. Thank you, Trader Joe's, for creating a product that's not only dairy-free, but also low in sugar!
Ingredients in Plain Trader Joe's Cultured Cashew Beverage
Check out that simple list of ingredients! It's basically just organic cashews, water, and seven strains of live cultures. The live cultures are helpful in promoting a healthy digestive system.
Registered dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, author of The Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen Cookbook, recommends eating probiotic-rich foods to balance and restore the good bacteria in your gut. It can also help prevent bloating.
Nutritional Info of Plain Trader Joe's Cultured Cashew Beverage
A one-cup serving of Plain Cultured Cashew Beverage equals 100 calories, six grams of fat, nine grams of carbs, zero grams of added sugars, and three grams of protein.
Ingredients in Mango Trader Joe's Cultured Cashew Beverage
Aside from water and organic cashews, the mango flavor is also made with organic mango, and offers eight strains of live cultures.
Nutritional Info of Mango Trader Joe's Cultured Cashew Beverage
For a one-cup serving, the nutritional info is similar to the plain flavor. It's 110 calories, has six grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, zero grams of added sugar, and also offers three grams of protein.
How Does Trader Joe's Cultured Cashew Beverage Taste?
I couldn't wait to get this vegan kefir home to taste! I opened the mango first, because I was most excited by that flavor. It was tangy, subtly sweet, and had a delicious fresh mango taste. The texture was light and creamy, not at all thick, and easily drinkable. I loved it! The plain flavor was obviously not as sweet, but I still loved the tangy taste.
How Much Does Trader Joe's Cultured Cashew Beverage Cost?
Trader Joe's Cultured Cashew Beverage is delicious to drink on its own, but would also be great with cereal or granola, or to make overnight oats. One bottle (3.5 servings) costs $4, and could be just the tasty thing to improve your gut health and prevent belly bloat.