Find Out What Oat Milk is and How Can You Make it at Home!
Have you ever heard of oat milk? Well, it has been used a lot in London’s health circles and is now appearing on menus of cafes. It has garnered attention from both health and flavour loving people.
Oat milk can be used in a plenty of ways and is a boon for those who are lactose intolerant and are searching for alternate non-dairy milk. Just like other non-dairy milks it can be used in making lots of stuff like tea, coffee and smoothies.
Benefits of oat milk
The biggest pro of this milk is the ease of preparation. You can make it at home anytime you want. There is zero preparation time for this milk as you don’t need to soak it at all. Plus, the ingredient that is used to make this is both cheap and eco-friendly. We all know that making almond milk and cashew milk can cost you a bomb! So, something lighter on the pocket would do no harm. A batch of oat milk with generous cups of oats will be enough for 3 days straight. Instead of choosing store bought oat milk, it is better to make you own batch at home. This way you are sure that the ingredients are fresh and there are no undesirable ingredients in it. Packaged oat milk can contain added oils.
Calories and nutrients in oat milk
When it comes to counting calories, oat milk has two times more calories and carbs than almond milk. It is rich in fibre and obviously dairy-free. Additionally, it is free of gluten and that is a huge plus for those who are sensitive to gluten.
However, there can be chances of stomach irritation as the protein present in oats might mimic the protein present in wheat (gluten) particularly if it is consumed in large amounts. So, instead of diving straight into this milk, it is advised that you consume a little bit of it and see if it suits you. You will then get an idea whether you can continue drinking it or not.
How to make oat milk at home?
What you need:
1) 1 cup of rolled oats
2) 3 cups of water
3) A pinch of salt
4) A few drops of vanilla extract if you wish
- Blend all the mentioned ingredients till they become smooth.
- Strain it using a cheese cloth or a strainer with a fine-mesh.
It is ready! Just store it in the fridge. You can keep it for a week.
The vanilla essence is optional and should only be added when you are using oat milk to prepare sweet stuff.
Wasn’t that an easy recipe? You have non-dairy milk without burning a hole in your pocket! Soon the Indian market will be flooded with oat milk tetra packs but it is always better to make it all by yourself.