I've been posting a lot of white looking recipes and experiments lately but I'm just going to roll with it and post one more. My BFF texted me one day and raved about this.
Some of you have gone through the process of making both rice milk and almond milk with me. What an adventure it has been, hey? Weren't those good times...
However, feedback was that they were both a little more work and/or a little too expensive than they were willing to commit to making on a regular basis. I would agree with you. Suddenly it became that much more convenient to buy them again.
However, every time I put one in the basket I would think: if only there was an easier route....
Enter OAT MILK!!!!!
I think you might like this one better. I did. You don't have to boil it like rice milk and you don't have to pay for it like almond milk. AND I almost think this one is a little less messy. The best part just might be what you can do with the oats at the end. Ill tell you about it in a moment.
Okay - here we go!
(BTW this is speedy, don't be fooled by the words and seemingly long process.)
HOMEMADE OAT MILK
What you need
1 cup oats - steel cut, groats or rolled oats
4 cups water
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
pinch of sea salt (optional)
1 tbsp of maple syrup (optional)
You will also need
Got 'em? Lets move on.
Here is a video for you visual learners.
1. SOAK THOSE BAD BOYS
Cover the oats with water and let sit for 20min. You can even let them soak overnight.
2. RINSE THOSE BAD BOYS
The oats may become slimy in the process of soaking so rinse them well.
3. BLEND THOSE BAD BOYS
Put za oats in your blender and add 4 cups of water. Add
5. DRAIN THOSE BAD BOYS
So I used a cheese cloth which can be quite messy. But you can also use a fine sieve. I think that would lessen the mess factor. Press all the juicy, liquidy stuff outta there!more or less water for a thicker/thinner milk. Blend for 10 seconds. GO!
6. REPEAT THAT, BAD BOY!
Put the blended oats in a small bowl and put the milk in the blender again. Blend for 10 secs and re-sieve. This will yield a smoother, finer milk. Yum yum. Mix in your vanilla and or salt/maple syrup.
7. BOTTLE THAT BAD BOY
Mason jars love to store beautiful homemade things.
8. DRINK THAT BAD BOY.
So you have read all the way to the bottom to see what is in store for the oats?
Smear them all over yourself! Seriously - your face, your arms, your legs. It will not only feel kinda good - it will pass on beautifying qualities. Another blog writes: Oats are an amazing natural beauty enhancer. Ooooh... aaaaah...... I'll take their word for it, I just know my skin felt silky smooth afterwards.
I just decided that tomorrow I will post a recipe for an oat scrub!! Are you on the edge of your seat? I actually am!