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
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- 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.
- If you prefer a creamier texture, you can add calcium and xanthan gum to the mixture before blending again. However, this step is optional.
- 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.