Introducing Whole Protein Breakfast Smoothies… made with fresh cold-filtered milk and naturally contains 30 grams of farm-fresh protein.
A “whole protein” provides all nine essential amino acids which your body needs but can’t produce on its own, so it must be supplied daily from food.
Protein is essential for the building and recovery of muscle tissue and organs. Research has also shown that eating a protein-rich breakfast can help stimulate and sustain a feeling of fullness and set the tone for your day.
- High protien
- High calcium
- Fresh milk
- Low fat
- Low lactose
- No powders
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Breakfast Smoothies FAQ
Is your Breakfast Smoothies packaging recyclable?
Our Rokeby Farms Breakfast Smoothies are made with PET packaging which is fully recyclable. Our Quark Yoghurt products are made with polypropylene which is fully recyclable. The foil seal that helps keep our yoghurt fresh and safe to eat is not recyclable.
How are the Breakfast Smoothies low-lactose? What does this mean?
Lactose is the naturally occurring carbohydrate (as sugar) found in milk. To help digest lactose your body contains the enzyme lactase however some people have difficulty digesting the enzyme which makes low-lactose or lactose-free products a potential option. The most common way to reduce lactose enzyme in products is to add lactase enzyme (similar name, but different) which naturally converts the lactose into more easily digestible carbohydrates (glucose and galactose). According to Australian food regulations, food/beverages that claim to be low lactose must contain no more than 2g per 100g, and for a food/beverage to claim it is lactose-free it contain no traceable amount of lactose.
Here at Rokeby Farms, our approach to reducing lactose is slightly different – our unique cold filtration process (which we use to increase the natural protein level in the milk) starts by completely removing (not converting) some of the naturally occurring lactose from the milk. We then add lactase enzyme to help convert some of the remaining lactose left in the milk. Our Rokeby Farms smoothies are not lactose-free but are low-lactose and may be able to be enjoyed by people who are sensitive to lactose.
Is the milk used homogenised in Rokeby Farms products?
Yes, we homogenize all of the milk that goes into making our Rokeby Farms dairy products to ensure a consistent taste and texture. Homogenization is purely a physical process, and doesn’t involve anything being added to our milk. Without homogenization, the milk would separate and the natural cream component would rise to the top of the milk, forming a layer.
Are there larger sizes in the Breakfast Smoothies?
Yes we agree that larger bottles would be great and this is certainly something we are looking forward to launching in future however we don’t have any specific dates in mind. We will certainly keep you posted via our website and social media channels.
How do I store Rokeby Farms Breakfast Smoothies?
Rokeby Farms is made using fresh milk so our products need to be kept refrigerated at all times (4 degrees celsius).
Why does Rokeby Farms Breakfast Smoothies last longer than other milk products?
We use farm fresh milk in our Rokeby Farms Breakfast Smoothies which are bottled using the very latest in “ultra-clean” filling technology. For example we form our own bottles on site meaning we use sterile bottles to begin with rather than transporting bottles in from somewhere else (added environmental benefits too!) which could potentially introduce contamination. Taking the extra step to invest in the latest filling technologies means we can achieve a slightly longer shelf life than you might typically see from other fresh milk products, broadly because our process is so clean.
But please don’t forget – Rokeby Farms is made using fresh milk so our products need to be kept refrigerated at all times (4 degrees celsius).
How are the Breakfast Smoothies so high in protein?
Rokeby Farms is made from fresh milk and contains no added protein. So our milk naturally has the same balance of whey and casein proteins as regular milk, only twice as much protein per serve (30 grams per bottle). To achieve this, we use a cold filtration process to concentrate the protein by filtering some of the water out from the milk. We actually use 2 litres of fresh milk to create 1 litre of Rokeby Farms milk.
So we are not adding protein, we are simply concentrating it. There is no spray-drying or chemicals used in our process which you might encounter in products made with added milk or protein powders. And, you will enjoy a fresher tasting, creamier product without the chalky taste.
How are the Breakfast Smoothies ‘fresh’ protein?
The answer to your question is actually the key difference in Rokeby Farms and what sets us apart from other high protein beverages that are made with added protein powders. Rokeby Farms is made with fresh milk which contains double the protein of regular milk and does not contain added protein. To achieve this, we use a cold filtration process to increase the naturally occurring protein and remove some of the water in the milk. In fact, we need around 2 litres of milk to make 1 litre of our high protein fresh milk. So we are not adding protein, we are simply concentrating it.
There is no spray-drying or chemicals used in our process which you might encounter in products made with added powders. And, you will enjoy a fresh and creamy tasting product without the chalky texture sometimes associated with high protein beverages.
How much sugar does the Breakfast Smoothies contain?
Almost all of the sugar in Rokeby Farms Whole Protein Breakfast Smoothies is naturally occurring in the milk. It’s made with fresh milk which already contains around 5% sugar. Our Breakfast Smoothies contains around 6.5% total sugar, so we only add a very small amount of sugar for taste and consistency.
Other liquid breakfast and flavoured milk products typically contain much higher levels of added sugar and most protein drinks contain artificial sweetener which is why the sugar level is sometimes quite low. Whole Protein does not contain artificial sweeteners or additives, milk powders or protein powders. Instead, it’s fresh, natural, protein-rich and made with real ingredients.
Can you make Breakfast Smoothies with Stevia?
We do not have any immediate plans to release a line of Rokeby Farms products sweetened with stevia however we do think stevia is a fantastic natural alternative to artificial non-nutritive sweeteners.
Please consider that almost all of the sugar in Whole Protein is naturally occurring in the milk. It’s made with fresh milk which already contains around 5% sugar. Whole Protein contains around 6.5% total sugar, so please appreciate that we only add a very small amount of sugar for taste and consistency.
What is carrageenan? Why do you use it in your Breakfast Smoothies?
Carrageenan is used to stabilise the proteins in our product. When the protein content is high the product ordinarily may not be stable i.e. it may separate leaving lumps which are undesirable. If you look at any high protein dairy drink, they all contain stabilisers for this reason.
Carrageenan is a natural ingredient made from seaweed and in our opinion the best of the numerous hydrocolloid stabilisers used. While you may have read some negative feedback online regarding carrageenan, there is also evidence to suggest these comments are inaccurate. These comments also relate to a specific type called degraded carrageenan which is not approved for use in foods and not the type used in Rokeby Farms products. We use undegraded carrageenan which is approved for safe consumption by Food Standards Australia & New Zealand (FSANZ) and other bodies globally including US FDA.
Do Rokeby Farms products contain gluten?
We can confirm that Rokeby Farms products do not contain gluten.
Is Rokeby Farms Breakfast Smoothies safe to consume while pregnant?
Yes Rokeby Farms is safe to consume when pregnant as long as the product is still within its used by date and the seal is unbroken. Our milk is pasteurised for safe drinking however it needs to be chilled at all times in the fridge below 4ºC so please ensure to keep safely in the fridge.
If you are seeking advice about the amount of protein to consume in your diet then please consult your health professional as everyone’s circumstances are different especially those who are pregnant.
Is the milk used pastuerised in your Breakfast Smoothies?
Yes we use pasteurised milk to make our Rokeby Farms Breakfast Smoothies. In fact, we are required by law to pasteurise our milk to make it safe to consume.
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