Finding Whole30 approved Almond Milk Brands can be super tough for a few reasons. You have to find one with NO sweeteners. It also can’t have any carrageenan… those two ingredients are in the bulk of most almond milk brands.

What is the official rule when it comes to Whole30 Approved Almond Milk?

Tip: Nuts and seeds aren’t your best fat choice, in general, and drinking your food is always less healthy than eating it. So when it comes to almond milk, even if you make your own… we’d rather you just eat the almonds once in awhile!

Let’s also knock out some of the commonly asked questions I get about Whole30 Almond Milk before we dive in!

Can you use almond milk on Whole30?

Yes, you can! Dairy is ruled out for your Whole30, but you absolutely CAN use nut-based milks if the ingredients are compliant. See the list below for which brands are Whole30 approved. Also, check here for a list of Whole30 Approved Coconut milk brands as well!

Then, I also gets tons of questions regarding carrageenan in almond milk, which is understandable because it’s a pretty questionable ingredient!

What is carrageenan?

Carrageenan is a substance extracted from red and purple seaweeds, Chondrus crispus, which is more widely known as Irish moss. It consists of a mixture of polysaccharides. It is used as a thickening or emulsifying agent in food products.

Is Carrageenan bad for you/ toxic?

The short answer, yes. It is at the very least a known inflammatory, and we know that inflammation is the building block of disease. It has been linked to ulcerations, and GI cancers, and other stomach problems. So it’s likely a carcinogen as well. Carrageenan is concerning because it’s still FDA approved and is even allowed in certified Organic foods!!

From Dr. Weil:

“Some animal studies have linked degraded forms of carrageenan (the type not used in food) to ulcerations and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. More worrisome, undegraded carrageenan – the type that is widely used in foods – has been associated with malignancies and other stomach problems.”

Is Carrageenan in all almond milk?

Good news: NO. Companies are catching on that this is an ingredient that consumers DON’T want in their products. Even in the last couple of years, companies are removing carrageenan from their almond milks. The list of Whole30 Compliant Almond Milk Brands below are all carrageenan-free!

Is Almond Milk Cancerous?

This thought came around because of the carrageenan in a lot of almond milks… There are SO many clean, non-toxic and carrageenan-free almond milks that are NOT cancerous, and even beneficial for your health! Check out my complete list below.

Does Almond Milk contain hormones?

Nope! Not at all. Hormones are messengers in our bodies that spur our bodies into action. Hormones are found in cow’s milk (and human breast milk) and act as a way to communicate with newborn calves and babies to grow up and get fat! These hormones in milk are part of the reason it’s not ideal for our health. Almond milk is a great choice for many reasons, one being it does not contain potentially-harmful hormones.

Which brand of almond milk is best?

It’s hard to choose ONE brand to call the very best. But you can look at the list below for a start! I’d recommend finding almond milks like the ones below with as few extra ingredients as possible! Try to find an almond milk without carrageenan, sugars or sweeteners, Corn Starch, Rice Starch, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Soy Lecithin (Sunflower Lecithin is ok!) or Sulfites (sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite).

Where can I find Whole30 Approved Almond Milk?

One of my favorite ways to grocery shop is using Amazon Fresh! There are SO many great grocery products from brands I LOVE that you can get delivered straight to your door! (They even have some Whole30 Approved Almond Milk brands!) Click this link for $25 off your first order!

So here we have it- a list of Whole30 Approved Almond Milk Brands:

Whole30 Approved Almond Milk Brands

New Barn Unsweetened Almond Milk is the very first officially “Whole30 Approved” Almond Milk!

Its only ingredients are:

Organic Almondmilk (Spring Water, Organic Almonds), Organic Acacia Gum, Sea Salt

Where to find New Barn Almond Milk:

You can find New Barn almond milks at Whole Foods, and they are also expanding to independent retailers and natural grocers around the country, so keep your eyes out!


Whole30 Approved Almond Milk Brands | Califa Farms Almond MilkCalifia farms unsweetened Almond milk

This used to be unapproved because it had carrageenan in it, but they have since removed it! I love a company that is willing to listen to its consumers!

Now its only ingredients are:

Almondmilk (Water, Almonds), Vitamin/Mineral Blend (Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Zinc), Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, Natural Flavors, Locust Bean Gum, Gellan Gum.

Where to find Califa Farms Almond Milks:

I live in the Southeast, and I can find them at Whole Foods, Target, Kroger, Publix, The Fresh Market, Earth Fare, and Walmart (although we choose not to shop at Walmart).

Use their Store Locator to find where Califa Farms products are closest to you!


Whole30 Approved Almond Milk Brands | Silk Almond MilkSilk Unsweetened Almond Milk

Ingredients:

Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Contains 2% or less of: Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Acetate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2), Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin, Locust Bean Gum, Gellan Gum.

Silk Unsweetened Coconut Almond Blend

Ingredients:

Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Coconutmilk (Filtered Water, Coconut Cream), Contains 2% or less of: Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Acetate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2), Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin, Locust Bean Gum, Gellan Gum.

Where to find Silk Almond Milk:

I live in the Southeast, and I can find Silk at Kroger, Publix, and Walmart (although we choose not to shop at Walmart).

Use their Store Locator to find where Silk products are closest to you!


Whole30 Approved Almond Milk Brands | MALKMALK Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk

Ingredients:

Organic Almonds, Himalayan Salt, Filtered Water.

Where to find Malk Almond Milk:

I live in the Southeast, and I can only find Malk at Kroger.

Use their Store Locator to find where MALK products are closest to you!


Whole30 Approved Almond Milk Brands | SO delicious almond milkSO Delicious Unsweetened Almond Milk

(both the half gallon container AND this shelf-stable quart containers are approved)

Ingredients for the 1.5 quarts container:

Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds),Contains 2% or less of:Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D2, L-Selenomethionine (Selenium), Zinc Oxide, Vitamin B12), Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Gellan Gum.

Ingredients for the shelf-stable 1-quart container:

Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Contains 2% or less of: Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Acetate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2), Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin, Locust Bean Gum, Gellan Gum, Ascorbic Acid.

Where to find SO Delicious Almond Milks:

I live in the Southeast, and I can find them at Whole Foods, Target, Kroger, The Fresh Market, and Earth Fare.

Use their Store Locator to find where SO Delicious products are closest to you!


Whole30 Approved Almond Milk365 Unsweetened Almond Milk from Whole Foods

Ingredients:

Organic almondmilk (filtered water, organic almonds), tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, xanthan gum, potassium citrate, sunflower lecithin, vitamin a palmitate, ergocalciferol (vitamin d2), dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin e).

Where to find 365 Unsweetened Almond Milk:

Use this handy store locator to find a Whole Foods near you!


Whole30 Approved Almond Milk Brands | Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond MilkI think because Almond Breeze is so widely available, I get these questions a TON:

Is Almond Breeze Whole30 Approved?

Good news! All of the Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk sizes are now approved! They removed carrageenan from the shelf-stable size! #progress The Unsweetened Vanilla varieties are also Whole30 Compliant.

Does Almond Breeze Almond Milk Contain Carrageenan?

There was a time that some sizes did contain carrageenan, and those varieties were NOT Whole30 compliant at the time… But good news! Almond Breeze removed ALL carrageenan and replaced it with Gellan Gum, which IS Whole30 Compliant!

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk

Ingredients:

Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan Gum, Natural Flavors, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, D-Alpha-Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E).

Whole30 Approved Almond Milk Brands | Almond BreezeBlue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Ingredients:

Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, D-Alpha-Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E).

Other almond milk products that are also Whole30 compliant are their Almond Coconut Blend, and Almond Cashew Blend.

Where to find Almond Breeze Almond Milk:

Use their Store Locator to find where Blue Diamond Almond Breeze products are closest to you!


Nut Pods

Ingredients:

Purified water, coconut cream, almonds, natural flavors. Contains less than 2% of acacia gum, sunflower lecithin, dipotassium phosphate, gellan gum, sea salt.

Use their Store Locator to find where Nut Pods products are closest to you!


Simple Truth Unsweetened Almond Milk from Kroger

Ingredients:

Almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, gellan gum, dipotassium phosphate, xanthan gum, sunflower lecithin, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, d-alpha tocopherol

Available at Kroger. Use their Store Locator to find the location closest to you!


Kirkland Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Non-Dairy Beverage from Costco

Ingredients:

Organic almond base (filtered water, organic almonds), organic vanilla flavor, sea salt, sunflower lecithin , organic locust bean gum, gellan gum, vitamin a palmitate, ergocalciferol (vitamin d2), dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), riboflavin (vitamin b2), zinc gluconate, cyanocobalamin (vitamin b12).

Available at Costco. Use their Store Locator to find the location closest to you!


I LOVE ALDI! I even made this super handy PDF of Whole30 Compliant finds at ALDI! A question I get a lot is:

Is ALDI Almond Milk Whole30 Approved?

Some are! The Friendly Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk and Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milks ARE Whole30 compliant! See the ingredients below. Sometimes you can also find SimplyNature Organic Unsweetened Almond or Unsweetened Vanilla Non-Dairy Beverages, which are both Whole30 compliant as well!

Friendly Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk from Aldi

Ingredients:

Almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), Tricalcium Phosphate, sea salt, gellan gum, Dipotassium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, D-Alpha Tocopherol (natural Vitamin E).

Friendly Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk from Aldi

Ingredients:

Almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), tricalcium phosphate, natural flavors, sea salt, gellan gum, dipotassium phosphate, xanthan gum, sunflower lecithin, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, d-alpha tocopherol (natural vitamin e).

SimplyNature Organic Unsweetened Almond or Unsweetened Vanilla Non-Dairy Beverages from Aldi

Available at Aldi. Use their Store Locator to find the location closest to you!


Wholesome Pantry Unsweetened Original Almondmilk from Shoprite

Whole30 Approved Almond Milk Brands Wholesome Pantry Almond MilkIngredients:

Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Tricalcium Phosphate, Sea Salt, Gellan Gum, Dipotassium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Sunflower Lecithin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, D-Alpha Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E).

Available at Shoprite. Use their Store Locator to find the location closest to you!


In summary, here is a quick list of Whole30 Compliant Almond Milk Brands:

  • New Barn Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Califia farms unsweetened Almond milk
  • Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk and Unsweetened Coconut Almond Blend
  • MALK Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • SO Delicious Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk and Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • Nut Pods
  •  Simple Truth Unsweetened Almond Milk from Kroger
  • Friendly Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk and Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk from Aldi
  • SimplyNature Organic Unsweetened Almond or Unsweetened Vanilla Non-Dairy Beverages from Aldi
  • Wholesome Pantry Unsweetened Original Almondmilk from Shoprite

Products I know that are NOT Whole30 Approved:

  • Any almond milk with sweeteners or the below additives
  • Pacific Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk (contains rice starch and carrageenan)
  • Target Simply Balanced unsweetened vanilla almond milk (contains carrageenan)
  • Walmart Great Value unsweetened vanilla almond milk (contains carrageenan– I’ve been told that this formula no longer contains carrageenan- hooray! If you have a carton and can double check, that would be so helpful!)
  • Califia Farms Toasted Coconut Almond Milk – monk fruit extract is used here as a sweetener

Is your almond milk not listed? No problem!

Here is a list of unapproved ingredients… If you see one of these ingredients, the almond milk is not approved for your Whole30. When searching for Whole30 Approved Almond Milk brands, people ask me all the time: What ingredients to avoid in Almond Milk? Here’s a list of ingredients to avoid:

  • Carrageenan
  • Corn Starch
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • Soy Lecithin (Sunflower Lecithin is ok!)
  • Sulfites (sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite)

And there’s this super handy PDF that the Whole30 program has that tells you all of the approved additives!

Have you found an almond milk that’s not on my list? Please share below in the comments and I’ll happily add it!

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