Homemade Oat Milk
Part of my yoga practice is to practice ahimsa (non-violence/non-harming). For me, this means not drinking cows milk but also trying to be as zero waste as I can be to reduce my impact on the Earth. I use milk a lot and so it was important for me to try to find an alternative to buying cartons of the stuff.
Nut milks are delicious but I couldn't be faffed with soaking almonds overnight, and also they're expensive! This is the easiest process and buying oats in bulk really brings the cost down. I bought mine from the herbs and spices stall on Norwich market which I'm loving at the moment for bulk, zero waste goods!
What you'll need:
Nut milk bag (or a clean tea towel works!)
coconut sugar or maple syrup.
What to do:
It all depends on the consistency you want but I normally make my milk with a 1/3 ratio of oats to water and if it seems a bit too thick you can always add more water later on.
Add a pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract per 1 cup of oats.
Sweetener to taste.
Blend everything at a high speed and then pour through the strainer to remove the residue of oat.
Pour into your containers (I use old squash and kombucha bottles) and pop in the fridge!
The milk lasts about a week and so I make it on a Sunday to last the week!
Let me know if you try this out!