I ran out of milk and decided to make my own. It was so good I thought I’d share!
Ingredients, method and of course the science below.
1 cup of oats
A handful of nuts (I had almonds and walnuts so used them but you can experiment- if I wanted sweeter milk I’d use cashews.
Blend Oats, Nuts and water
Sieve out and separate the paste from the milk. I kept the paste and have plans for it (probably cookies!)
Pour your milk into a glass bottle (you’ll need a lid of some sort).
Refrigerate and consume within 5 days (if it lasts that long 😋) don’t forget to shake it before use!
And now for...
💥 The Science: (Clements et al; 2019)
✅ Plant milk requires nuts, seeds or legumes blended with water, creating aqueous suspensions of oil bodies (fatty oils suspended in water)
Oats act as the emulsifier (they have a ‘water-loving’ end and an ‘oil-loving’ end) bringing it together. That said, if it sits for long there will be a degree of separation between the heavier particles so shake before use!
This recipe beats
❌Processing for ‘safe’ consumption
❌ Allergies, illnesses & diseases
❌Increased risk of zoonotic diseases (covid is a zoonotic)
❌the environmental cost to our only home 🌎
Making your own PB milk is
✅ Better for environment
✅ Cruelty free