Oat milk seems to be one of the newest alternatives to using traditional cow milk. It’s quickly joining the likes of soy, rice, coconut, goat, sheep, and almond milk in coffee shops and supermarket shelves around the country.
What are the benefits of using oat milk?
- It’s much easier to digest than cows milk
- It’s cheaper and more environmentally friendly than almond and cashew milk
- It helps protect nervous system. Oat milk is able to calm people that are suffering from the ills of depression and stressors as it contains Vitamin B.
- Oat milk helps lower bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol Omega 3 and 6. The more you drink per week, the more your cardiovascular health can be substantially improved.
- Sugar levels are regulated in your body when you drink it. This is especially beneficial for people suffering diabetes.
- Oat milk is high in fibre.
- It can reduce the effects of aging, as it has lots of antioxidants that help stop free radicals from doing damage to skin. The amino acid in oat milk helps keep skin cells healthier for longer.
- It can help reduce cramps and muscle spasms when exercising. Oat milk contains potassium, zinc, and magnesium which are very important in forming and strengthening bones.
- It helps and prevents thyroid problems. Oat milk Is essential for people suffering from hyperthyroidism.
How to make your own oat milk
Here’s a simple recipe to help you make your own oat milk at home.
- 1 Cup of Rolled Oats
- 4 Cups of Water (use less if you want thicker creamer milk)
- Pinch of Salt (optional)
- Dash of Vanilla Extract (optional)
- 2 tbsp. cocoa of cacao powder for chocolate milk or quarter of a cup of fresh berries for berry milk (all entirely optional depending what you want)
- Make sure to mix or blend all ingredients for about 1 minute until the mixture becomes very smooth.
- Take a test sample to test its flavour and sweetness
- Pour the mixture over a large mixing bowl covered with a very thin towel or t shirt to remove the lumps.
- Make sure that it’s transferred to a sealed container and stored properly in the fridge. It will keep for about five days.
When your thinking about switching to an alternative to dairy, give oat milk a try first.