Nut, seed and grain milks are wildly popular and can be found in all health food stores, supermarkets and even some convenience stores. Some are excellent with few, unprocessed ingredients, but many are watered down and made shelf stable and more palatable with preservatives, gums and sugar.
In the U.S., brands like Califia Farms, New Barn, Elmhurst, and Malk are leading the way in providing preservative free, chemical free nut, seed and grain milks. However, internationally, these brands aren't necessarily accessible physically and price wise.
One of my new favorite alt milks to make because it's SO easy and incredibly cheap is oat milk. My oat milk is creamy, ever so slightly sweet, spiced and perfect for adding to smoothies, drinking straight up, making chia pudding with, and baking with.
Creamy Oat Milk
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 3 cups filtered water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup
- Pinch sea salt
Blend all ingredients together 2-3 minutes in a high speed blender. Strain through a nut milk bag or fine mesh sieve. Enjoy!
How do you like to use your oat milk?