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Comparing Almond Milk: JOI Almond Nutbase Vs. Grocery Store Brands

Comparing Almond Milk: JOI Almond Nutbase Vs. Grocery Store Brands

You’ve decided to make the switch to almond milk. Whether better health is the goal, the traditional stuff doesn’t really get along with your body, or you just like the taste, it probably hasn’t taken you long to figure out you’ve got a lot more decisions ahead of you to find your almond milk.

Too much choice is overwhelming for the brain, so let us make it easy for you: almond milk made from JOI almond nutbase is the healthiest, purest, best-tasting option you’ll find. Here’s why—ever heard of the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle? You should, it works. In fact, the 2017 State of Sustainability in America report found that “8 out of 10 consumers are now conscious about their health and opt to buy products with fewer ingredients that they can understand and pronounce.” JOI almond nutbase is made from Just One Ingredient (and if you’ve made it this far, we’re pretty sure you know how to pronounce it). It doesn’t get more simple than that, and that simplicity leads to some pretty outstanding almond milk.

Need proof? We’ve got plenty, and we’re serving it up smackdown style. Let’s take a look at JOI almond nutbase versus the leading boxed and refrigerated grocery store almond milks.

Us: Almonds. Just almonds. That’s Just One Ingredient.

Them: Almonds, sweeteners, proprietary vitamin and mineral blends, thickeners and stabilizers like sunflower lecithin and locust bean gum, salt, the occasional carrageenan, and of course,natural flavors”. Depending on the brand, that’s a total of 7-11 ingredients.

Almond Content
Us: 12% almond content*. That means after everything is all blended and ready to use, your almond milk made from JOI is still comprised of 12% actual almonds. Keeping the ingredients simple pays off, right?

Them: Thanks to all those extra ingredients and fillers, have just 2%-4% almond content.

Protein Content
Us: 7 grams of protein*—just about the same as what you’ll get from a handful of raw almonds (and no, this is not a coincidence).

Them: An average of 1 gram of protein, thanks again to all those extra ingredients and fillers.

Fiber Content
Us: 4 grams of fiber*—just like you’ll get from (you guessed it) a serving of raw almonds.

Them: 1 gram of fiber is the average, shout out to those extras (seeing a pattern here?).

Fat Content
Us: 16 grams of hunger-busting fat* to keep you full longer. Plus, most of it is the heart-healthy monounsaturated variety. Yeah, your body thanks you.

Them: On average, 3 grams per serving. Sounds a little unsatisfying, right?

So, now that you’ve made the switch to almond milk, ready to decide on JOI almond nutbase? Place your order today and see firsthand why JOI is the fresh alternative to alternative milks.

*Based on almond milk made using a ratio of 2 tablespoons of JOI almond nutbase to 1 cup of water

8 Reasons Why JOI is a Better Almond Milk Alternative for Coffee Shops and Cafés

8 Reasons Why JOI is a Better Almond Milk Alternative for Coffee Shops and Cafés

For coffee shop and café owners, customers come first. You’re in the business of relationships—your regulars come to your shop again and again because they know you, and they know you’ll make the specific, delicious coffee or tea beverage they crave, just the way they like it (with a side of friendly convo, of course).

For lots of customers, their pick-me-up of choice involves almond milk. And whether they prefer almond milk for health, dietary, or simply taste preferences, you want to give them the most delicious option out there—without breaking the bank or driving you and your employees nuts (see what we did there?) with prep work. 

That’s exactly why so many craft coffee shops and cafés have decided to partner with JOI for delicious, fresh and easily made-in-house almond milk customers are raving about.

Here are eight reasons why café owners and baristas love almond milk made with JOI:

1. JOI provides the health benefits customers are looking for in a nut milk
JOI is made from Just One Ingredient: 100% almonds. Your customers will benefit from the nutrition of the whole nutnot just its juices. Plus, no fillers, no preservatives, and only the sweeteners you (or your customers) choose to add. Ever.

2. JOI is shelf stable and space-saving
Tired of filling up that valuable fridge space with cartons or bottles of perishable almond milk? Sick of the back room being stuffed with cartons of the no-refrigeration-required variety (and all the fillers that keep them that way)? One 8-pound pail of JOI makes up to 60 quarts of fresh almond milk on demand, without dominating your cold storage or pantry shelves. Marie Kondo approves.

3. JOI is cost-effective
Did you catch that last bit about one pail making 60 quarts of fresh almond milk? Yeah, talk to your current supplier, make a Costco run, or just check the price tag at your local grocery store. Ounce for ounce, almond milk made with JOI is comparable to conventional almond milk brands. And unlike those brands, you get to offer a high quality, made-in-house product that your customers will love.

4. JOI can be customized to work for you
Your customers love your shop because of your unique recipes—and those tasty house specialties require specific ingredients! JOI is made on-demand by YOU and your baristas, so you can make it just the way you and your customers like. Need it creamier? No problem, just add an extra scoop. A little sweeter? Toss in some vanilla or maple syrup. Want to get really nutty? Blend with coconut water. The possibilities are endless, and you can experiment until you find the perfect secret formula your customers will be legitimately hooked on.

5. JOI froths and foams better than conventional almond milks
How frustrated have you gotten trying to do your signature latte art with standard almond milk? Give it a shot with almond milk made with JOI. Our almond milk froths and foams like no other product you’ve tried for creamy, delicious, and highly Instagrammable coffee and tea drinks.

6. JOI gives you real almond milk in a fraction of the time
Maybe you’re already sick of the fillers and sweeteners in conventional almond milks and have already turned to making your own in-house. Good for you, but do you have time for anything else? JOI gives you all the taste and health benefits of homemade almond milk, without any of the time-intensive soaking or straining, or expensive bulk almond orders. Just scoop, blend, and enJOI in seconds—quick and easy.

7. JOI can be used in smoothies, baked goods, sauces, and more
Yes, almond milk made with JOI is easy, tasty, and frothy for coffee and tea drinks, but this nutbase isn’t a one trick pony. Add a scoop or two along with water and your favorite smoothie ingredients for a fresh protein punch; use JOI as a healthy fat and binding agent in delicious healthier baked goods; or get creative with vegan sauces like this creamy ranch. Tag us on Instagram to share your creations when you let your inner chef run wild.

8. JOI is just plain good
First and foremost, your customers want an almond milk that tastes delicious in their favorite beverage. JOI isn’t watered down or overly sweet. It provides that real, nutty flavor coffee and tea connoisseurs love. So, put your current conventional almond milk of choice up against homemade, 100% almond milk made with JOI—we know how we’ll place our bet.

Interested in joining the countless coffee shops and cafés across the country that are enJOIng 100% almond milk #madewithJOI? Request a wholesale account today!

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Just One Ingredient: 3 Ways JOI 100% Almond Milk Nutbase Makes a Healthier Almond Milk

Just One Ingredient: 3 Ways JOI 100% Almond Milk Nutbase Makes a Healthier Almond Milk

Plenty of people turn to almond milk as a healthier alternative to standard cow’s milk, whether you’re looking to follow a dairy-free, vegan, low-sugar, or other diet. But just how healthy is the carton you’re grabbing off the (unrefrigerated) grocery store shelf, or pulling out of the ‘alternative milks’ corner of the dairy case?

Sure, that grocery aisle almond milk is lactose-free, and yes, the calorie count, and possibly even the sugar content, look nice. But have you stopped to read the ingredient list? Chances are, it’s long; the second half is probably dominated by words you couldn’t have pronounced even when you were midway through that college biology course.

Long story short—drinking grocery store almond milk does not offer the same nutrition gold stars as eating a handful of actual almonds.

Good thing you've discovered JOI

In case you didn't know, JOI stands for ‘Just One Ingredient’, and take a wild guess at what that ingredient is in our almond milk nutbase. Shocker—it’s almonds. Whole almonds. Unsalted all-natural almonds, that we’ve milled into the perfect waste-free, mess-free nutbase for you to add with water, blend, and enJOI.

And because JOI’s almond nutbase is made of 100% all-natural almonds, it does pack a pretty incredible nutritional punch. Need more reason to make the switch from grocery store brands? Check out these three health benefits of our one-ingredient almond milk base:

1. JOI Almond Nutbase Offers 6x the Protein of Conventional Almond Milk

Going for gains? Go for JOI. According to the USDA, standard grocery store almond milk contains 1 gram of protein per 1 cup serving. One cup of almond milk blended from 2 tablespoons of JOI clocks in at 6 grams of protein. Gym, tan, JOI, anyone?

2. JOI Almond Nutbase Provides Healthy Fat

Almond milk made with JOI is not a low-fat food—and that’s not a bad thing! The whole, natural almonds in 1 cup of almond milk made with 2 tablespoons of JOI nutbase offer 15 grams of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. These friendly fats help reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood, support cell health, and lower risk of heart disease and stroke.

 3. JOI Almond Nutbase is a Vitamin E Superfood

Vitamin E is an often-overlooked powerhouse antioxidant when it comes to preventing chronic diseases—and almond milk made with JOI can provide upwards of 50% of the daily recommended value. Vitamin E helps the body fight free radicals, reduce inflammation, minimize cell damage, and support brain health—hard to argue with those benefits.

Have we convinced you that JOI almond base is the gold-standard for actually healthy almond milk? Ditch the fillers, stabilizers, and preservatives—place your order for JOI almond milk nutbase today and taste plant milk for the first time.