Full Cream vs Light: Which FitMilk Is Best For Me?
A glass of milk packs in some of the most impressive vitamin and nutrient contents of any beverage. From phosphorus, vitamin B12, riboflavin and of course, calcium, milk provides some of the most important nutrients for sustaining day-to-day health, without the need for supplements.
We prioritised this when we were experimenting and reimagining our FitMilk formula, and we did so across both our lactose free Light and Full Cream products. If you’re keen to try our milk alternatives, but you’re unsure on which product is best for your diet, then we’ve created an essential guide to help you out. Read on and reinvent milk with us!
Our lactose free milk alternatives are a rebalanced take on a fridge essential
Both our FitMilk Full Cream and FitMilk Light are cold filtered to ensure that we’re including more of what you need, and less of what you don’t. While we’re going to explore the differences in each product, it’s worth remembering that they’re both filtered to perfection, using 100% Australian dairy from farms across Gippsland, Victoria. The milk is then taken to our Melbourne filtration facility, where it’s purified and packaged in 100% renewable cartons. Our entire FitMilk range has been created to be better for you, and the planet.
FitMilk Full Cream
If you’re looking for a lactose free milk alternative that is velvety, rich, and smooth then our FitMilk Full Cream may be the ideal choice. We’ve created a blend that is still as creamy as you’d expect from a full fat range, but we’ve ensured that it’s still a great, healthy option for everyday consumption.
Full cream milk made using 100% Australian dairy
As we’ve mentioned, we source all of our dairy from farms across Gippsland, Victoria. We choose reputable, trusted farmers, and this ensures that the milk we use for our FitMilk Full Cream is delicious in every carton that we produce.
Is there fat in full cream milk?
During our cold filtration process, our milk is nutritionally rebalanced. This means we’ve been able to refine the fat content of our products — even in our FitMilk Full Cream range. Per 100ml serving, our full cream range contains 3.4grams of fat, 2.5grams of which are saturates. The question of saturated fat consumption is often a key concern for people who want to lead a healthy diet, while still enjoying ‘full fat’ products. The saturated fat content of our full cream lactose free milk is 26% of the recommended daily intake (per 100ml, based on a total intake of 8700kj), so consumers are able to enjoy our lactose free milk alternatives as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Enjoy full cream milk, guilt free
If you enjoy having full cream products in your diet, but you want to enjoy them in a more balanced way, then opting for full cream lactose free alternatives may just help you to strike the perfect balance. By removing 100% of the lactose content of our milk and focusing only on emphasising the nutritional value, we produce a beverage that you can enjoy, guilt free.
Whether you’re following a particular diet, or if you’re simply looking for ways to save on your daily calories, swapping your usual full cream products out for lighter options is a great place to start. If you enjoy cereal each morning, or if your coffee needs to be extra frothy to ease you into the day ahead, then milk might be the perfect first ‘swap’ to make — and our FitMilk Light is a great, tasty choice!
Is light milk healthy?
Our light lactose free milk makes for a healthy addition to a balanced diet. Though there’s been a whole host of different studies into whether light options live up to their nutritional credentials, here at Rokeby Farm, we were committed to blending a lighter milk that suited even the most health-conscious consumers. One key takeaway from Dairy.com is that both lighter and full cream milk products have the same proportion of the essential nutrients and minerals.
With this in mind, it’s worth noting the key difference between our FitMilk Light and our FitMilk Full Cream, and that’s the fat content. Our light milk contains only 1.5 grams of fat per 100ml serving. This equates to 1 gram of saturated fat per 100ml serving, or 10% of the average recommended daily intake. This is over half of the fat content of our already impressively low-fat full cream products, so if you’re basing your choice on nutritional breakdown, then our light milk is ideal.
How many calories are in light milk?
In our FitMilk Light, there’s 55 calories per 100ml, and 137 calories per serving. Despite a lot of concern that low sugar milk options compensate for fat content by being excessively ‘calorific’, we’ve kept our rebalanced recipe to a minimal calorie count, without compromising on delicious taste.
Is there a lot of sugar in light milk?
While there’s ongoing research into the sugar content of lighter milk options, our lactose free low sugar products contain only naturally occurring sugars. FitMilk light and FitMilk Full Cream has 50% less sugar than traditional alternatives. We’ve created a product that has minimal sugar content, without ever compromising on taste.
Discover FitMilk and find a lactose free milk alternative that suits you. Alternatively, check out our other 100% Australian dairy products, including Rokeby Farm protein smoothies and Rokeby Farm probiotic yoghurts.