10 Best Non-Dairy Creamers for Your Morning Coffee, According to RDs
Your morning cup of coffee is already good, but the right creamer can make it even better. Here are the best non-dairy creamers to try.
There's nothing quite like a delicious cup of morning coffee. Whether as a necessary jump-start or a sweet and slow portion of your a.m. routine, coffee is a sacred relationship and ritual. This is why your cup should be filled to the brim with top plant-based products, including the best non-dairy creamers available.
“Whether you follow a completely dairy-free diet or are looking to add more plant sources of protein to your diet, choosing a non-dairy coffee creamer can enhance your morning routine,” says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, and founder of Plant-Based with Amy.
In addition to the environmental upsides of plant-based swaps, going dairy-free is also a win for your health. Most of the best dairy-free creamers contain less saturated fat, which Catherine Perez, MS, RD, LDN, and founder of Plant Based RD Blog, says is very beneficial to maintaining a healthy heart and reducing heart disease risk. "Having less saturated fat, in my opinion, is always the best way to start the day," she says.
So why not try starting your day with a little extra planet appreciation in addition to a jolt? Here, the best non-dairy creamers to improve more than just your morning.
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Nutrition (1 Tbsp serving): 25 calories, 4g total sugar, 1g total fat
Ingredients: Oatmilk (water, oats), cane sugar, sunflower oil, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, dipotassium phosphate, baking soda, pea protein, sea salt, vitamin c (stabilizer), gellan gum
Your coffee is made in good conscious with a splash of Planet Oat's Sweet Créme. “I really like this creamer because you get the perfect balance of sweet and creamy,” says Gorin. The creamer is also free of peanuts, soy, and gluten, and is Non-GMO Project Verified. Plus, oat milk contains beta-glucans, which can help to promote gut health and reduce cholesterol levels.
Nutrition (1 Tbsp serving): 20 calories, 1g total sugar, 1.5g total fat
Ingredients: Soymilk (filtered water, soybeans), cane sugar, palm oil, maltodextrin, contains 2% or less of: soy lecithin, natural flavor, tapioca starch, locust bean gum, dipotassium phosphate
This well-loved brand offers a velvety texture and sweetness sans the dairy and accompanying environmental impact. It is a Non-GMO Project Verified product, gluten-free, and contains no artificial flavorings.
Nutrition (1 Tbsp serving): 10 calories, 1g total fat, 0g sugar
Ingredients: Water, coconut cream, almonds, acacia gum, dipotassium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, gellan gum
Nutpod's products are crafted using no more than nine ingredients, with a special spotlight on almonds and coconut cream. As a third-party certified company, their creamer is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, Whole 30-approved, and even kosher. Perez favors this non-dairy creamer for its texture and flavor.
Nutrition (1 Tbsp serving): 20 calories, 1g total sugar
Ingredients: Almondmilk (water, almonds), coconut cream, cane sugar, sunflower lecithin, natural flavor, calcium carbonate, sea salt, potassium citrate, locust bean gum, gellan gum
This non-dairy creamer from Califa Farms works as a substitute for all your cream-related needs. Mainly composed of almond milk and coconut cream, this alternative creamer is free of BPA, carrageenan, and gluten—and will do wonders for your vegan treats in addition to your cup of coffee.
Nutrition (1 Tbsp serving): 10 calories, 1g total fat, 0g sugar
Ingredients: Macadamia milk (filtered water, macadamias) pea protein, calcium phosphate, potassium phosphate, natural flavor, locust bean gum, salt, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum
Milkadamia may have discontinued its creamer, but the brand's Latte Da Macadamia Milk—which features a natural richness thanks to the featured nut—froths and foams just like your favorite dairy variety. (Plus, macadamia nuts offer higher levels of healthy fats!) Similar to other alternative creamers, this option is also gluten-free and non-GMO verified.
Nutrition (1 Tbsp serving): 20 calories, 1g total fat, 2g total sugar
Ingredients: Coconut milk powder, organic coconut sugar, aquamin, organic extra virgin coconut oil
Campers, backpackers, and world travelers listen up: Laird is the ultimate option for those on the go. The Superfood Creamer is a powdered milk substitute that uses all-natural ingredients to sweeten up your cup. The blend can be used in smoothies, too!
Nutrition (1 Tbsp serving): 20 calories, 1g total fat, 0g sugar
Ingredients: Organic oatmilk (filtered water, organic hydrolyzed oats), organic canola oil, contains 2% or less of: calcium carbonate, potassium citrate, gellan gum, baking soda
SOWN is a bit under the radar, but is striving to contribute to the plant-based product space—and the brand believes in creamers with a conscious. This creamer is USDA Organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free, hitting all the marks.
Nutrition (1 Tbsp serving): 10 calories, 0.5g total fat, 0g total sugar
Ingredients: Oatmilk (water, whole grain oats), hemp cream (water, hemp seeds), contains 2% or less of: mineral blend (dipotassium phosphate, potassium citrate), natural flavors
Elmhurst offers a wide variety of non-dairy creamers, each featuring a slightly different plant-based blend. The Unsweetened option boasts oat and hemp cream, along with one of the lowest calorie counts of the bunch.
Nutrition (1 Tbsp serving): 10 calories, 0g total sugar
Ingredients: Almondmilk (water, almonds), sunflower oil, sunflower lecithin, natural flavor, calcium carbonate, sea salt, potassium citrate, locust bean gum, gellan gum
Almond and coconut combine in this cultish creamer. Califa's offering is luxurious and guilt-free (and gluten, soy, and carrageenan-free) both in terms of your health and environmental footprint.
Nutrition (1 Tbsp serving): 15 calories, 1g total fat, 0g sugar
Ingredients: Organic coconut milk (filtered water, organic coconut cream), potassium citrate, sodium citrate, gellan gum
Enjoy coconut creamer, don't compromise the planet. A simple blend of flavorful and organic ingredients allows you to indulge mindfully.
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