May 4, 2020
Making the switch to plant-based milk may not just beneficial for your health but also for the environment and for your wallet. When I decided to quit regular cow milk, I felt overwhelmed by the choice of plant-based milk that a lot of supermarkets have on offer. Almond, soy, rice, hemp, oat and even other versions are usually available. I also felt confused about quite a lot of additives that some of them contain. And last but not least: most of them – especially the organic ones – seemed quite pricey to me.
After having tested many different versions and brands, I still wasn’t fully convinced. I’ve heard about people making their own plant-based milk at home but for some reason, this always sounded quite complicated to me. Until I tried it for the first time and couldn’t believe how easy it was! Why isn’t everyone doing this?!
So to make this more of a thing, I’ve decided to share this super easy recipe with you.
All you need is a high-speed blender, a nut milk bag or a clean cotton t-shirt (ideally organic) and your ingredients: water and oats. So simple.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes, 30 seconds
Healthy DIY Oat Milk
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 4 cups of water (ideally filtered)
- Optional: Dates, vanilla, cacao, berries, banana…
- Add the oats, the water and any other optional ingredients to your blender and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
- Pour the mixture through a nut milk bag or a clean cotton t-shirt.
- Transfer to a sealed container (for example a glass jar) and refrigerate. Use within 5 days.
Voilà: enjoy your homemade oat milk without any additives and at a really low cost!
You can also experiment with using almonds, cashews or hemp seeds. It’s so easy, tasty, affordable and healthy.
May the practice of DIY plant-based milk spread!