I am here to share a little recipe with you all!
You’ve all heard of, and no doubt have used all sorts of non-dairy milk, but did you know that you can make your own milk from oats?!
Oat Milk is a great option for people who avoid dairy but are also allergic to nuts. It is also a great gluten-free option as long as you buy certified gluten-free rolled oats. And the best part about this milk, is that it’s quick and so easy to do!!
Oat milk and breastfeeding:
Many mothers struggle with increasing breast milk supply. Throughout pregnancy, the body is preparing to produce nature’s ultimate baby food. An adequate diet that includes a variety of healthy foods is crucial and directly linked to how much breast milk you can produce. If your diet lacks nutrition, your body will tap on its own reserves, not only leaving you feeling fatigued, weak and drained, but also will not produce at its fullest.
Whether you’re breastfeeding or not, when made with fresh milk and nutritious oats, oat milk is one of the few natural beverages that fulfills the nutritious food criteria. But if you are- it enhances breast milk production due to the all of the vitamins and minerals that oats contain!
What you will need:
• dates, salt, vanilla
• a sieve, cheesecloth, or nut milk bag
• a blender
1. Add 1 cup oats to a large bowl with water. Leave to soak for 15 minutes.
2. Strain the oats, discarding the liquid (you can use a sieve or a colander with small holes). Then rinse the oats very well a number of times under running water. (DON’T SKIP THIS)
3. Put the rinsed oats into a blender with 1 teaspoon of vanilla, a pinch of salt and 2 medjool dates.
5. Cover with around 3 cups of purified water and blend until it’s as smooth a you can get it (1-3 minutes). Check the thickness and add more water if you feel like it’s too thick, and amounts to your desired consistency. (Hint: if you want to use it as coffee creamer keep it thicker!)
6. Strain 2 or 3 times through a sieve, or once through a nut milk bag.
7. Pour into a lidded container and store in the fridge! Will last 3-4 days.
OAT MILK LATTE RECIPE:
I love me a nice cold iced coffee! And being a mother of 2 babies under the age of 2, Y’ALL KNOW I NEED IT! I am not a huge coffee drinker, because I don’t care too much for the bitterness that coffee comes with. However, I came up with a power punch of a cup that I can’t go a day without!!
• 8-12 oz of ORGANIC coffee or cold brew
• 2 scoops of collagen peptides
• 4-6 oz of oat milk (+ or – depending on your taste preference)
• Optional: packet of your preferred sweetener and/or creamer
All you do is add all ingredients to a blender, blend it up, and serve hot or over ice! Another option, if you don’t feel like whipping out a blender over a cup of coffee, use a protein shaker cup! Add all contents to the shaker and shake it up for about 20 seconds and it’ll create a nice froth! Hint: if you enjoy it hot, add a couple shakes of cinnamon on top!
Hope you all enjoy!!