Australia. In an ideal world, we would source oats locally. However, due to the limited availability of organically grown oats, this is not possible. But this situation does represent an opportunity. As more of us start drinking organic oat milk, farmers will realise the potential for growing oats organically which will be a positive for our health, the soil, the climate and local farmer profitability.
Our health and the health of our planet are intrinsically linked. We see organic and particularly regenerative organic agriculture as the future, representing an opportunity to address food security issues and mitigating climate impact. It also goes beyond the definition of pesticide-free food—it's where the soil, our environment is prioritised, and it has implications for our health, the farmers, their communities and Mother Earth.
But back to the pesticides. In 2015, the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) identified glyphosate [globally the most widely used herbicide] as a probable human carcinogen.
This year already, Japan rejected five New Zealand honey shipments for exceeding their accepted trace levels for glyphosate. Perhaps this will incentivise our leaders to support more climate-efficient—cleaner, greener fertilisers and sustainable agricultural practices. We do not know the extent of glyphosate use in New Zealand.
There's confusion around oats and whether they are actually gluten-free or not—oats are not gluten-free. Gluten describes the prolamin fraction implicated in the cause of Coeliac disease. Prolamins are the major storage proteins in grains, and they are gliadin in wheat, hordein in barley, secalin in rye, and avenin in oats—collectively referred to as "gluten."
The prolamin fractions of wheat and related grains are implicated in the causation of Coeliac disease. Since the prolamins are the major storage proteins, they contain gluten and are considered hazardous for Coeliac sufferers. Non-Coeliac gluten sensitivity, however, is different, and perhaps they can have oats too. Or maybe not. For more information, please visit Coeliac New Zealand.
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Our products contain absolutely no added refined cane sugar. All sugars found in our products are derived from the oats and other naturally occurring sugars like dates and agave syrups.
We add a very small amount of locally grown rapeseed oil to help make our Oatshakes smooth and super creamy. Rapeseed oil is low in saturated fats, and is a good source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9. The oil we use is cold-pressed, GMO-free, and sourced from Pure Oil NZ.
Calcium phosphate is the main mineral found in our bones and teeth—an essential nutrient required to maintain said bones and teeth. Phosphates are vital nutrients and can be both naturally occurring phosphorus from food and phosphorus from food additives such as phosphate. Our Oatshakes contain a phosphorus content on par with cow's milk due to our added calcium phosphate.
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, helps your body better absorb calcium, magnesium, and phosphate—all vital nutrients. Even here in New Zealand, some of us don’t get enough, so we added Vitamin D3 to our Oatshakes. According to science, Vitamin D3 raises blood Vitamin D levels for longer compared with Vitamin D2. And yes, our D3 is vegan made from lichens.
Unopened Oatshakes can be stored in your pantry. Check the best before on the bottom of the bottle. Once opened, drink within the day. Let’s be real, it’s 250ml and will last all of a hot minute.
We have to turn up and do more if we are to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. It’s more on our governments, policymakers and the big polluters but let’s attempt to do something. We think sustainability is about what’s good for the Earth and good for us, and part of that means reimagining what we eat and how we make the best use of our land.
A shake made from organic oats and not cows milk requires fewer resources, supports regenerative farming systems—and can help put carbon back in the soils, not out into our atmosphere. But this transformation of our food system all begins with giving people options.
Yes. Our bottles are fully recyclable. Number 1 plastics or PET are easily recyclable meaning they are accepted in all council curbside recycling programs in New Zealand. Remember to rinse!
Our Oatshakes are designed and produced locally, right here in New Zealand.
We ship anywhere in the North & South Island of New Zealand for $6.00 (per-order)
Shipping around NZ is a bit unpredictable at this time, but generally speaking your order will be in the post within one day of ordering, and with you a few days after that.
Currently Oliver’s Oatshakes are available exclusively via our online store.
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