I May Have A Oat Milk Obsession

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Lately I've been aaallll about oat milk. I like to switch around what milks I use and now that more and more coffee shops have Oat Milk, I've been using it in my cold brew.

Sidenote: I hate spelling milk like "mylk". I don't know why but it's just one of my pet peeves.

Any ways back to oat milk.

My favorite brand is Oatly. But to buy it at the stores it's pretty expensive (it retails for around $6.50 a carton at my local health food store) and there's a lot of extra crap in it (rapeseed oil, dipotassium phosphate, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate).

So I decided to make my own. Making your own milk alternative is very easy and open to customization. 

What's so good about oat milk?

  • It tastes amazing
  • Filled with antioxidants and essential amino acids
  • Good source of B vitmains
  • Helps with bloating (lots of fiber in it)
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Homemade Oat Milk

  • 1 cup rolled or steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water 
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional but makes it super delicious)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • optional sweeter: date, stevia or 1 tablespoon maple syrup
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Soak the oats for 20 minutes to soften them. After 20 minutes drain the oats and rinse them really well. They get a weird kinda slime on them when you soak them so make sure to rinse them well. (Soaking them makes them easier to digest)Put the oats and water in your high powered blender (I use a vitamix) and blend for around 1 minute on high. Don't over blend. I use a nut milk bag in a large bowl and pour the mixture from the blender into the bag. Squeeze the bag to get all the oat milk out. If you want to add sweetener, pour the oat back in your blender and blend again with the salt, and any other additions. Store in a jar or a glass carafe. Easy Peasy.

Happy Friday guys! Let me know in the comments if you make this or use the hashtag #lisalindeyeats on instagram!