Pistachio Milk VS Oat Milk
Oat milk contains 120 calories — more than double most brands of unsweetened pistachio milk — while most unsweetened soy milk boasts 80 calories. Pistachio milk is thicker than almond milk, but not as thick as oat milk when compared.
*These calorie comparisons are on a measurement of one cup of generic oat milk, pistachio milk and soy milk.
Pistachio milk is used to being pitted against other nut or seed milks, but how will it fare against oat milk, made from one of the staple breakfasts of the world? These two plant-milks are quite different from one another, and it’s great to have options, especially if you’re leaning towards plant-milk to offset environmental or health concerns. But which is better: pistachio or oat milk?
How is Pistachio Milk Better than Oat Milk?
Pistachio milk is a newer kid in school compared to oat milk because pistachios are much more difficult to source than the countless bags of oats you’ll find lined up in Walmart. However, this pale green flavorful milk is better than oat milk taste-wise. Pistachios in itself are a tasty treat, and that imparts in the milk equivalent, tickling and tricking your taste buds, making you think twice as to whether this is a drink or dessert. Why not both? Pistachio milk is versatile like that.
How is Oat Milk Better than Pistachio Milk?
Oat milk is made by milking oats. Just kidding. It’s pretty much exactly the same procedure as with the other plant-milks: the symphony of soaking, blending, and straining. Naturally free from lactose, nuts, soy, and gluten (if you use purely gluten-free oats), oat milk is very popular among those who have allergies. Nobody wants an EpiPen stuck in them from just a sip of plant-milk!
The thick and almost glutinous consistency of oat milk is also barista-approved, because who doesn’t love their morning coffee adorned with some pretty latte art, am I right? Oat milk is also much more affordable than pistachio milk, given that pistachios are harder to grow and source.
Which is the healthier plant milk: Oat Milk or Pistachio Milk?
A 180ml serving of pistachio milk contains 70 calories, 4g of carbohydrates, 5g of fat, and 2g of protein. The same serving of oat milk has 90 calories, 12g of carbohydrates, 3.75g of fat, and 2.25g of protein. Commercial oat milk is usually fortified with vitamins A, D, B2, and B12, and calcium too, as straining it causes a lot of nutrient loss. Pistachio milk is rich in B vitamins.
Oat milk has considerably more calories, carbs, and fiber than nut milks, even cow’s milk. It has less protein compared to all nut milks, soy and cow’s milk. Energy-filled and protein-poor, oat milk is an ideal pre-workout drink. Healthwise, these plant-milks have dissimilar profiles, but that shouldn’t mean they aren’t healthy because it depends on what your individual health goals are. One thing is certain: without added sugar and fats, they’re both quite healthy, and hydrating.
Pistachio Milk VS Oat Milk: Which is better?
If your purse strings are tight, are not averse to carbo-loading drinks, are allergic to any nuts or seeds, or any combination of those really, then oat milk is the milk for you. However, if you’re looking for something utterly different, financially able, and have no concerning allergies, then decadence awaits you in the form of a pastel green luxurious liquid that is pistachio milk. While we don’t usually play favorites, truly, pistachio milk is a glimmering gem of a plant-milk, and if you haven’t already, you should really try (or make) some, and see for yourself.