Oat milk is a plant-based alternative that's vegan and naturally dairy, lactose, soy and nut free. It is also gluten free! It contains beta-glucans, which is a soluble fiber that lowers cholesterol and is very heart healthy. This milk DOES do a body good. For more information on the dangers of dairy milk please read "Got Milk". Plant-based milks generally have good nutritional value making them a healthy alternative to dairy. Nut milks are definitely more eco-friendly and sustainable than dairy products, which is very important in this climate emergency we are facing.
I have been making my own oat milk for the last month and wanted to share this with you. It is ridiculously inexpensive and easy to make yourself. For comparison: a 1/2 gallon of Blue Diamond almond milk is approximately $3. Although much better than dairy, there is a lot of additives, some of which you could use without. I make a 1/2 gallon of oat milk for 35 cents!
1 qt. Homemade Oat Milk
Soak 1/2 cup organic oats in filtered water for an hour to overnight(I do overnight, it makes the milk creamier)
Drain the oats into a high speed blender.
For sweet milk add 1-2 packs stevia.
Pour 32 oz of cold filtered water and blend on high for several minutes.
Slowly strain milk thru a piece of cheesecloth into a 32 oz glass jar.
It will last in the refrigerator for 5-6 days, ours lasts 2 days because it's time to make a new batch by then.
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Have a great week.