Lowest Calorie Almond Milk (Brands Compared)

Unsweetened almond milk is one of the lowest-calorie milk alternatives you can choose, however, each variety and brand varies in calorie content, especially if they have added ingredients such as sugar or chocolate.

In this article, we’ll show you how to choose the lowest-calorie almond milk and a head-to-head comparison of the top ten lowest-calorie brand almond milk available in most large grocery stores (in the USA).

How To Choose Low-Calorie Almond Milk

Before we go through the top ten lowest-calorie brands of almond milk, here’s an overview of what to look for when choosing almond milk if you want to ensure it’s low-calorie.

Firstly, choose unsweetened almond milk over sweet or chocolate flavor, because unsweetened almond milk is much lower in calories, carbs, and sugar than the sweet version.

Most brands and grocery store brands of unsweet almond milk contain just 30 to 40kcal per 240ml/8oz cup, making it a great alternative to cow’s milk and other higher-calorie milk alternatives.

Secondly, if you’re looking for a low-calorie almond milk, it’s a good idea to avoid those with added protein because these tend to be higher in calories. Although it’s worth pointing out that almond milk is naturally lower in protein than dairy alternatives.

Top Ten Lowest Calorie Brand Almond Milk

Below are our ten top-ten lowest-calorie almond milk brand choices, in the order of lowest to highest calories. We’ve also included a few of the lower-calorie sweetened and chocolate varieties of almond milk, if you’re not a fan of the unsweetened version.

1 – Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk & Unsweetened Vanilla

First on the list and one of the lowest-calorie brands of almond milk you can buy is Silk unsweetened almond milk or Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Both kinds of milk contain just 13kcal per 100ml, which is equal to 30kcal per 240ml/8oz cup (the recommended serving of almond milk).

When compared to skim (or fat-free) cow’s milk, a cup of Silk Unsweet Almond Milk contains 52kcal less per cup.

Calories Per 100ml13kcal
Calories Per 240ml/8oz Cup Serving30kcal
Protein Per Cup1g
Saturated Fat Per Cup0g
Carbohydrates Per Cup1g
Sugar Per Cup0g
Calcium Per Cup450mg

2 – Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened & Unsweetened Vanilla

Next on the list is another top-selling brand of almond milk – Blue Diamond Almond Breeze unsweetened or vanilla unsweetened, which both contain just 13kcal per 100ml.

Unsweetened Almond Breeze is one of the lowest-calorie almond milk you can choose and if you’re trying to reduce your calorie intake it makes a great alternative to dairy milk in hot drinks, over cereal, or blended in smoothies.

Calories Per 100ml13kcal
Calories Per 240ml/8oz Cup Serving30kcal
Protein Per Cup1g
Saturated Fat Per Cup0g
Carbohydrates Per Cup1g
Sugar Per Cup0g
Calcium Per Cup450mg

3 – Great Value Unsweetened Almond Milk

Great Value (Walmart’s own brand) unsweetened almond milk is one of the lowest-calorie grocery store brand almond milk choices at 30kcal per cup.

If you’re looking for a budget almond milk that’s low in calories, this one could be a good choice for you.

Calories Per 100ml13kcal
Calories Per 240ml/8oz Cup Serving30kcal
Protein Per Cup1g
Saturated Fat Per Cup0g
Carbohydrates Per Cup2g
Sugar Per Cup<1g
Calcium Per Cup390mg

4 – Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk

Next on the list is Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk which contains 15kcal per 100ml and just 35kcal per cup.

This brand is a little more expensive than some other brands, but it’s also a higher-rated brand of almond milk that’s worth the swap if you’re looking for a lower-calorie milk alternative.

Calories Per 100ml15kcal
Calories Per 240ml/8oz Cup Serving35kcal
Protein Per Cup1g
Saturated Fat Per Cup0g
Carbohydrates Per Cup1g
Sugar Per Cup0g
Calcium Per Cup440mg

5 – Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk

Although unsweetened almond milk is one of the lowest-calorie milk alternatives, some people find the flavor a little boring.

Almond Breeze Unsweetened Chocolate, is a good choice if you’re looking for a bit more flavor while still keeping the calories low.

This almond milk contains just 17kcal per 100ml or 40kcal per cup, making it one of the lowest-calorie choices.

Calories Per 100ml17kcal
Calories Per 240ml/8oz Cup Serving40kcal
Protein Per Cup1g
Saturated Fat Per Cup0g
Carbohydrates Per Cup2g
Sugar Per Cup0g
Calcium Per Cup450mg

6 – Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk

Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk is another low-calorie choice at just 17kcal per 100ml or 40kcal per cup.

This is the only organic almond milk in our comparison, but it’s also worth noting that it doesn’t have added calcium like the others making it the lowest calcium option in the list.

Calories Per 100ml17kcal
Calories Per 240ml/8oz Cup Serving40kcal
Protein Per Cup1g
Saturated Fat Per Cup0g
Carbohydrates Per Cup2g
Sugar Per Cup0g
Calcium Per Cup30mg

7 – Califia Farms Unsweetened Barista Blend Almond Milk

Barista blend milk alternatives can be higher in calories, but Califia Farms Unsweetened Barista blend is one of the lowest-calorie options you can choose at 40kcal per cup.

This milk is also a little higher in protein at 2g per cup, compared to the others on this list which all contain 1g per cup. While this is more, almond milk is still fairly low in protein when compared to dairy milk.

Calories Per 100ml17kcal
Calories Per 240ml/8oz Cup Serving40kcal
Protein Per Cup2g
Saturated Fat Per Cup0g
Carbohydrates Per Cup0g
Sugar Per Cup0g
Calcium Per Cup440mg

8 – Califia Farms Vanilla Almond Milk

We’re now moving on to lower-calorie sweetened almond milk and the first is Califia Farms Vanilla Almond milk, which is slightly sweetened and more flavorsome than some of the unsweet options above.

While there is some added sugar, this almond milk is still fairly low in calories at 50kcal per cup.

Calories Per 100ml21kcal
Calories Per 240ml/8oz Cup Serving50kcal
Protein Per Cup1g
Saturated Fat Per Cup0g
Carbohydrates Per Cup4g
Sugar Per Cup3g
Calcium Per Cup440mg

9 – Silk Original Almond Milk

Silk is one of the most popular brands of almond milk and it’s unsweetened version is one of the lowest in calories, but the original option is also fairly low in calories too.

Silk Original Almond milk contains 25kcal per 100ml or 60kcal per cup, so if you need a bit of sweetness in your almond milk, this could be the option for you and it’s still lower in calories than fat-free cow’s milk.

Calories Per 100ml25kcal
Calories Per 240ml/8oz Cup Serving60kcal
Protein Per Cup1g
Saturated Fat Per Cup0g
Carbohydrates Per Cup8g
Sugar Per Cup7g
Calcium Per Cup450mg

10 – Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Original Almond Milk

Last but not least on the list is Blue Diamond Almond Breeze which is another top-seller. Like Silk Original (above), the sweetened version of Almond Breeze is a lower-calorie option for those who don’t like unsweetened almond milk.

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze is one of the lower-calorie sweetened almond milk options at 25kcal per 100ml or 60kkcal per cup.

Calories Per 100ml25kcal
Calories Per 240ml/8oz Cup Serving60kcal
Protein Per Cup1g
Saturated Fat Per Cup0g
Carbohydrates Per Cup8g
Sugar Per Cup7g
Calcium Per Cup450mg

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