DIY Oat Milk
This recipe is easier than you think and a total game-changer.
My low waste journey is far from being perfect, but I try to improve it every day and I have to be honest that the lockdown made me slow down a bit and spend more time improving things at home. One of the things I wanted to try for a while was doing my own bread and this was the perfect moment, because we couldn't find it any longer in the supermarket (and that was all we needed). Following this, I decided to try and do my own milk.
It has been a few years since I stopped drinking cow's milk because it would make me bloated and so I've started to drink plant-based milk. I've also discovered that it takes over 1020 liters of water to produce 1 liter of cow's milk.
As I was still not satisfied with the number of packages thrown away and I believe there's always another solution, it was about time to do my own milk.
Between the plant-based options, oat is the one that needs less water and almond the "less sustainable" one.
This recipe is so simple and quick that it will blow your mind!
for this little jar, I used only 50gr of oats
375gr water (yes, I weight water because my blender has a scale. you can weight it too by deducting the weight of the jar you use - tare button) + a bit extra to soak the oats
1 pinch of salt
1 date to sweeten if you would like
place the oats in a bowl, cover with water and soak for 10 mins. Drain them and place in your blender
add the 350gr of water, the pinch of salt and the date to sweeten
blend for 1 min
finally, you can pour into a bottle using a strainer. The result should be a smooth liquid. If you want unstrained, but add a bit of extra water.
This little jar was enough to add to 3 coffees, as I just drink it in the morning.
Let me know what you think!