Sunday, 12 April 2015

Oat Milk Recipe

Hey guys, so if you follow me on Instagram (@jennoshealth) you would know that I've been trying out homemade nut milks. This quick recipe is for those who have nut allergies or are simply seeking a cheaper healthier milk alternative. 



Recipe

  • Soak 1 cup of oats in water for 2 hours or overnight. 
  • Place into blender and add 3 cups of water. Use either a vanilla bean, honey, maple syrup, stevia, dates to sweeten.
  • Blend for a minute then strain using a nut milk bag, muslin cloth or sieve.
  • Pour into a glass jar and refrigerate. It lasts about 4-5 days. 

Health Benefits of Oat Milk

  1. Oats are a complex carbohydrate so they provide a slow release of energy throughout the day keeping you fuller for longer. 
  2. They are extremely low in fat. One serving contains 2.5 grams of fat whereas cow's milk has 8 grams.
  3. 1 cup of oat milk is composed of 36% of our (R.D.A) Recommended Daily Allowance for calcium whereas cow's milk has 28%.
  4. Oat milk contains 10% of our R.D.A for vitamin A, twice as much as cow's milk. 
  5. For those suffering from anemia 1 serving of oat milk gives 10% of our R.D.A for iron.
Have you ever tried dairy free milk? Will you be trying out this simple recipe?