I am always looking for ways to be kinder in my lifestyle, and I recently learned that many of the milk alternatives I was using, like almonds and cashews, were not so kind. I made the switch to hemp milk, but haven’t been able to find it locally (not to mention that many of these products are sold in those difficult to recycle tetra packs.
I finally found the best alternative for me is homemade oat milk! It is so dang simple, just three ingredients, a blender, and a strainer and you are good to go!
Easy Oat Milk Recipe
1 Cup Oats
4 Cups Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Step 1- Mix all of the ingredients into your blender
Step 2- Strain the mixture into a container. (Save the strained oatmeal, it is amazing-I think its worth making the oat milk just for that.
Step 3 (optional)- Strain again through a cheesecloth (this removes the last bits of oatmeal from the milk and helps keep the milk from getting too thick. If you plan to use the oat milk on the same day you make it, you can skip this step)
Step 4- Transfer the oat milk into a jar or other airtight container, and enjoy! You can store the milk in your fridge for a few days, but it is best fresh! Have you tried making your own milk at home too? What is your favorite type to make?