Our Story

We believe in the goodness of nature. For years we searched for a dairy alternative that left us feeling vital and energised, whilst satisfying that craving for milky goodness. We wanted almond milk that was made from real almonds, not almond flavouring. We wanted a creaminess that was derived from real foods, not thickeners, preservatives and fillers. To us, this meant quality, additive-free, pure and of course, natural. From this simple concept Luz Almond was born with a purpose of sharing a passion for living well for the health conscious Australian.

One of the most important issues for team Luz was finding a way to preserve the goodness of each almond when producing on a commercial scale. To do this, we decided to cold-press the milk; a slow-speed process that ensures the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals and enzymes are retained after production. As a consequence, we are not in favour of heat-treating or high speed blending (which some people mistakenly call cold pressing), as they adversely impact nutritional value. After scouring the globe, we have sourced proven cold press production technology from Spain that will not compromise the nutritional value and artisanal quality we pride ourselves on.

Our own individual health journey has spiraled into what is now Luz Almond – a health conscious food company that aims to bring homemade products into your kitchen for your convenience. After uncovering the value and versatility of almonds and implementing them into our everyday lives, it is with gratitude and pleasure that we bring to you the purity that is Luz Almond.

Products

ALMOND MILK YOGHURT

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MANGO

Almond Milk Yoghurt

With the creamy texture you expect from a yoghurt, our NEW Mango Almond Milk Yoghurt combines the goodness of our almond milk with the delicious taste of Australian mangoes to keep those Summer vibes rollin’.

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NATURAL

Almond Milk Yoghurt

The delicious taste of almonds shine through in our NEW Natural Almond Milk Yoghurt for those who like it au natural. Unsweetened and unflavoured, it perfectly compliments fresh fruit, muesli and desserts.

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MIXED BERRY

Almond Milk Yoghurt

With the creamy texture of a yoghurt, our Mixed Berry Almond Milk Yoghurt has all the goodness of our almond milk with the taste of raspberry and blueberry.

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VANILLA BEAN

Almond Milk Yoghurt

Subtly sweet, beautifully creamy and with the luxurious taste of premium vanilla, our NEW Vanilla Bean Almond Milk Yoghurt is delicious on its own for those looking for a nourishing and delicious treat.

ALMOND MILK FROZEN DESSERT

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MACADAMIA TOFFEE

Almond Milk Frozen Dessert

With a creamy base and macadamias mixed through, this is the ultimate taste bud tantaliser! Rich and indulgent, this non-dairy ice cream is simply amazing. The macadamias are high in protein fibre and good fats, and low in cholesterol.

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CACAO FUDGE

Almond Milk Frozen Dessert

Rich chocolate notes with pure cacao pieces, this non-diary ice cream is pure perfection. The texture of ice cream, the flavour of a fudge brownie but with none of the nasties! Our cacao is unprocessed, pure chocolate loaded full of flavonoids, which are a natural antioxidant.

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SUMMER STRAWBERRY

Almond Milk Frozen Dessert

Sweet and creamy, this fruity delight tastes like summer, but can be enjoyed all year long! Filled with strawberries and the taste of acai it is loaded with antioxidants that will ensure your treat also packs a powerful punch!

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ESPRESSO BEAN

Almond Milk Frozen Dessert

With a creamy texture this non-dairy ice cream is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Containing cashews, almonds and coffee beans it is the perfect afternoon treat.

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Nutrition Info

MANGO

Almond Milk Yoghurt
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NATURAL

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MIXED BERRY

Almond Milk Yoghurt
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VANILLA BEAN

Almond Milk Yoghurt
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MACADAMIA TOFFEE

Almond Milk Frozen Dessert
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CACAO FUDGE

Almond Milk Frozen Dessert
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SUMMER STRAWBERRY

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ESPRESSO BEAN

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Why Luz?

By sourcing fresh ingredients we strive to deliver you the purity and nourishment that nature has to offer. We endeavour for quality without compromise. Committed to keeping our products free from artificial additives and preservatives we embrace the raw, unadulterated flavours of natural premium ingredients. All Luz Almond products use Australian grown almonds and are gluten, dairy and lactose free.

We strive to maintain this goodness in all that we do by not only being 100% natural, but also by being 100% transparent. Honesty is at the heart of the Luz family, from how we communicate to our customers to how we treat each other. These values, combined with a passion for living well, motivate us to provide products that ensure health and wellbeing are within reach for everyone.

Made fresh using a cold-press method, Luz Almond is dedicated to ensuring our processes do not diminish the quality or nutritional integrity of our products. In addition to being gluten, dairy and lactose free, all Luz Almond milks contain no added salt and no added sugar.

Our indulgent nut based frozen desserts have been carefully handcrafted by our Luz dietitians. A luxurious, dairy free ice-cream alternative, these products are also gluten and lactose free. Made with unrefined sugars such as coconut sugar or rapadura sugar, these nutty tubs of goodness are all natural and will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Made fresh using premium ingredients, Luz Almond Frozen Desserts are free from preservatives, artificial colours and flavours.

Delicious, wholesome and containing only natural ingredients, Luz products are filled to the brim with a positive passion for living well.

Blog

GMB Dessert Night Markets

GMB Dessert Night Markets

It is hard to believe it was almost a month ago that we had the pleasure of joining Goodness Me Box at the Grounds of Alexandria for the GMB Wholefood Dessert Night Markets. Surrounded by various delicious food stalls, all offering up a great variety of sweet (AND good for you) treats, we had the pleasure…

5 Minutes with R&D Dietitian Jade Gibbons

5 Minutes with R&D Dietitian Jade Gibbons

Did you know our team includes two Accredited Practising Dietitians? Meet Jade our R&D dietitian and the incredible brains and creativity behind our delicious frozen dessert and yoghurt flavours. We sat down with Jade to see what her role involves, how she comes up with flavours and what her favourite creation is! You are a…

JCN Food Intolerance Friendly Lunch

JCN Food Intolerance Friendly Lunch

This week on the blog, we are sharing a sneak peak of the food and festivities from last Sunday’s Food Intolerance Friendly Lunch. Our lovely sales superwoman Lauren Welsh, had the pleasure of attending the event and taking lots of drool worthy snaps for us to share with you. So a few more details…. When…

5 Foods to Help You Avoid the Lurgy this Winter

5 Foods to Help You Avoid the Lurgy this Winter

While our friends in the Northern Hemisphere are revelling in the warmer weather, for us down under, the cooler months have begun to take their toll (unless we have been smart and decided to escape – Hello Europe) which has also meant an increase in colds and flus floating around! Our dietitian Olivia shares the 5 best foods for keeping…

Understanding the Difference Between Allergies & Intolerances

Understanding the Difference Between Allergies & Intolerances

Among the many reasons why people start drinking almond milk and other dairy alternatives is due to a food allergy or intolerance. This often means we are forced to limit our intake or rule out the offending substance, however the actual allergy or intolerance is often  due to a single compound within the food. The…

Ambassador Profile: The FODMAP Friendly Vegan

Ambassador Profile: The FODMAP Friendly Vegan

The FODMAP Friendly Vegan was born following the experiences of Sharon, a vegan who found relief from uncomfortable digestive issues by following the rather restrictive, low – FODMAP diet. The Low-FODMAP diet was created in 1999 by a team of researchers at Monash University, led by Dr Sue Shepherd, who is credited with its inception.…

Recipes

Roasted Pear & Raspberry Coulis Chia Porridge

Roasted Pear & Raspberry Coulis Chia Porridge

Serves 2 Ingredients Roasted Pear 1 beurre bosc pear, peeled, halved 1 tsp cinnamon spray of coconut oil Chia Porridge ½ tsp vanilla bean paste 1 ½ cup Luz Almond Milk ¼ cup chia seeds Raspberry Coulis 1 cup frozen raspberries ¼ cup water ½ tsp vanilla 1 tbsp maple syrup   Method To prepare…

Oat & Chia Porridge with Cinnamon Banana

Oat & Chia Porridge with Cinnamon Banana

Ingredients ⅔ cup Luz Almond milk ½ cup water 1 tbsp chia seeds ¼ cup traditional rolled oats 2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt ½ banana, thickly sliced 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp honey (optional) Method Place Luz Almond milk, water, chia seeds, oats, salt and 1 tsp of cinnamon in a small saucepan over…

Chai Latte

Chai Latte

Ingredients 4 Black Tea Bags 2 cups Luz Almond Original or Date Almond Milk 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cardamom ½ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp ground cloves Grind black pepper Sweetener to taste Method Place all ingredients except sweetener into a small saucepan over medium heat with the tea bags hanging out…

Sweet & Spicy Almonds

Sweet & Spicy Almonds

The perfect solution to that mid afternoon snack attack! Ingredients 2 cups raw almonds 20g butter 2 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp cinnamon 1-2 tbsp coconut sugar OR honey 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp sea salt Chilli flakes (optional) Method Melt butter in large frypan over medium heat. Add olive oil then…

Sweet Anti-inflammatory Roast Pumpkin Soup

Sweet Anti-inflammatory Roast Pumpkin Soup

Recipe courtesy of  The FODMAP Friendly Vegan “Oregano is an amazing herb from a health perspective, and has been traditionally used to treat respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract disorders. It is often used in naturopathy to treat candida due to its potent antibacterial properties. It also contains vitamins A,…

Pear & Almond Bircher Muesli

Pear & Almond Bircher Muesli

Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s Pear & Sour Cherry Bircher Serves 2 Ingredients 1 cup traditional rolled oats 2 tsp chia seeds 350mL Original Luz Almond Milk 1 tbsp Maple Syrup 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 ripe pear, sliced 30g almonds, chopped 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp cinnamon 200g Vanilla Bean…

The Luz Team

Steven Bockholt

General Manager
Steve enters the position of GM, well qualified to handle the challenges and demands that come with this position. His extensive qualifications include degrees in Business and Production Management as well as a Certificate 3 in Food Processing and HACCP Certification .

Consumer satisfaction is at the forefront of Steve’s focus, while he is also focused on using his expertise to help expand the current range of Luz Almond products. Most importantly Steve believes that the quality of the end product is paramount and is constantly seeking ways to improve our customer’s experiences.

Outside of the office hours Steve spends his time relaxing in the pool or enjoying good food in many of South East Queensland’s fine establishments.

Lauren Welsh

Sales Representative
Lauren is responsible for building and nurturing customer relationships and getting Luz products into new locations so more people can have the opportunity to taste the natural goodness, which is Luz Almond.

With a Bachelor of Communications from Brisbane and BA Honours Degree in Advertising, PR and Media from Dubai, Lauren has experience working with start-ups in South Africa. She brings her qualifications and experience in sales and marketing to the Luz Almond family. Outside of the office Lauren is a passionate foodie and loves spending her time exploring cafes and Australian food huts! As the most recent addition to Team Luz, Lauren has quickly established herself as a special part of the Luz Almond family.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Luz Almond products suitable for Vegans?

Yes, Luz Almond does not use any animal products however if honey is present it will be clearly identified in the ingredients list.

Are Luz Almond products gluten free?

Yes, Luz Almond is committed to remaining gluten free.

Do Luz Almond products contain soy?

No, Luz Almond is committed to remaining soy free.

Can I consume Luz Almond products when I am pregnant?

While the Luz Almond team is proud to include the expertise of two fully qualified and accredited practising dietitians, the advice provided by Luz Almond and this website is general information only and should not be replaced by advice provided by your health care professional. We do however ensure every effort is taken to ensure our almond milk products are safe and are produced in a safe and sterile environment.

What kind of almonds does Luz Almond use?

Activated Australian almonds.

What kind of water do you use?

We use pure filtered water.

Why cold-pressed?

The almonds are pressed using a hydraulic cold-presser that applies a large amount of pressure to extract the maximum amount of milk from each nut. This process does not apply any heat that compromises the nutritional integrity of the end product, ensuring the nutrients and enzymes stay intact.

Can I order Luz Almond products online?

No, we do not currently offer online ordering. Please see below for our list of current stockists.

I want my favourite store / grocer / cafe / fitness studio to carry Luz Almond products

Request Luz Almond at the location! Stores are far more likely to order our products when they know there is already customer demand for them. Also, please let us know using the contact form below. We love to hear from our customers!

Can I freeze Luz Almond milk?

While we don’t recommend freezing our almond milk, it has been tried and tested and found to be effective. However we cannot guarantee the shelf life if frozen. Remember to remove some milk beforehand to allow for expansion when frozen.

Why is Luz Almond milk more expensive than other brands?

This question often makes us wonder, how are others making almond milk so cheap? Making almond milk the right way is expensive. Maintaining a raw, perishable product, paying a premium to source only Australian nuts and using advanced cold-pressing technology is the only way we believe it should be done.

Unlike a lot of cheaper almond milk, our product is cold-pressed and bottled in glass. Moreover, the percentage of almonds in most other brands is significantly lower than ours. That means more flavour enhancers, preservatives and additives, and less of the real, natural goodness which comes from the almonds themselves.

Do you add sugar to any of your almond milk flavours?

No refined sugar is added to our flavoured milks. The sugar content identified on the nutritional panel of some of our flavoured milks refers to the naturally occurring sugar which comes from the addition of dates and maple syrup to some of our flavours.

Why does Luz Almond milk have a shorter shelf life than other almond milks on the market?

At Luz Almond we are committed to keeping our products as close to their natural state as possible. For this reason we do not pasteurise our product or add any chemicals or preservatives to extend shelf life, as this is not what nature intended.

What percentage of almonds is in Luz Almond milk?

12% – This may not seem like a lot, however most almond milks contain a mere 2-4% almonds and use oils, sugar and other additives to improve the flavour and texture! Having experimented with varying proportions of almonds, we have found our current recipe to produce a smooth, delicate and delightful flavoured almond milk while taking into consideration the cost of the raw materials, specifically the cost of almonds.

Why is Luz Almond milk unpasteurised?

Our almond milk is raw, which means it hasn’t undergone the harmful process of pasteurisation that involves heating and consequently destroying many of the important vitamins and minerals present in the raw, unadulterated product.

What is the difference between Luz Almond milk and the almond milk that comes in tetra packs?

Quality! At Luz Almond we believe in quality without compromise, and this means no additives or preservatives. Our almond milk contains a higher percentage of almonds than most other almond milks found in tetra packs. As a result of this, the tetra pack almond milks are generally full of other, (often hard to pronounce / spell) ingredients such as emulsifiers, flavour “enhancers” and thickeners. Our products contain a short list of all natural, easily identifiable ingredients that you can pronounce. We also use a cold-press process unlike other almond milk brands.

Why is Luz Almond milk packaged in glass bottles?

Other than the obvious reason – it looks divine – we chose glass to bottle our milk because it is safer, cleaner and more environmentally friendly. Plus think of all the amazing things you can do with the bottles afterwards – use it decoratively, as a vase or even a water bottle!

I notice the product separates, why does it do this?

This is just the denser nut layer separating from the water. This separation is due to the purity of the product – there are no chemicals or artificial ingredients added to stop this from happening. All you need to do is give the milk a quick shake, and voila! It is good to go!

Does Luz Almond milk need to be refrigerated?

Yes, it is a raw product with no preservatives or additives and should be stored between 1 and 3 degrees Celsius for optimum shelf life.

My question was not answered

We try our best to provide as much information as possible. If you don’t see your question in this section, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to give you all the information you need.