Cutting Down on Additives and Reducing Waste, One Batch at a Time

Deciding to make my own oat mylk was an easy decision for me. I wanted to cut down on additives in my diet, but most importantly, I wanted to reduce my consumption of tetra packs. I found myself throwing away too many of them each week, and I knew there had to be a better way. After some research, I found that making oat mylk at home was simple and cost-effective, and it would help me reduce my impact on the environment. Plus, I could control the ingredients and customize the flavour to my liking. It’s been a great solution for me and has become a regular part of my routine.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and nutritious beverage that is perfect for smoothies, baking, or simply enjoying it on its own.

To start, you will need

  • 3 cups of water,
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats,
  • 2 tsp of maple syrup,
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • a small pinch of salt.

Things you should do

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Next, pour the mixture through a mesh strainer into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Avoid pushing the mushy oats through the strainer to prevent the milk from becoming gritty.
  3. If you prefer a creamier texture, you can add calcium and xanthan gum to the mixture before blending again. However, this step is optional.
  4. Once you have blended the mixture to your desired consistency, transfer the oat milk to a glass bottle and add water to dilute it to your preferred taste. You can store the milk in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Enjoy your homemade oat milk in your favourite recipes or as a refreshing beverage. It’s a great alternative to dairy milk and perfect for those who are lactose intolerant or following a vegan diet.

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