Monday, March 1, 2010 | Filed in: Labels: Beverages, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Product Review, Soy-Free, Walnut-Free, Yeast-Free
While the age-old, B.R.A.T (Bananas, Rice, Apples and Toast) diet is popular for gastrointestinal distress, what is one to do when toast isn't an option? Organic B.R.A.T. Wellness Drink is made with a base of banana puree, brown rice and applesauce to be easy on stomachs while also providing electrolytes and nutrients. At around 100 calories for an 8-ounce glass, it is comparable to other dairy-free milks and is safe for to those with any of the top eight food alleriges.
Overall, these beverages have a smooth texture with the consistency of watered-down milk, which is thin enough to help calm upset stomachs or to consume when not feeling well. It comes in four flavors:
Original - This is similar in flavor to unflavored, original rice milk with just a hint of banana.
Vanilla - Slightly sweeter than the orignal flavor, this flavor had only a slight vanilla flavor but had a strong vanilla smell.
Cinnamon Toast - Although this had intense cinnamon toast scent, it wasn't overly "spiced" providing a light cinnamon flavor. I imagine this flavor would be great cooked into baked goods like muffins or cakes. This was my husbands favorite flavor.
Chocolate Honey - This was my favorite flavor despite my dislike of the flavor of honey. Actually, I personally didn't taste honey, just a light chocolate flavor.
In addition to being an excellent product, Organic B.R.A.T. Wellness Drink company donates 10% of its profits to various food and medical charities, including St. Jude Children's research Hospital, Feed The Children, Celiac Society, Autism Speaks, and others.
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Disclaimer: While I was provided with free samples of this product, my opinions are my own and were not swayed in any way by the company.