Making your own milk from plants is super easy. Once we realised how simple it was to make our own milk from nuts or oats we now regularly make milk for our smoothies, tea, and coffees. All it takes is a little bit of planning, but the upside is knowing exactly what you are drinking, and it's slightly cheaper than buying cartons from the supermarket.
We will be posting a series of plant-based nut recipes ranging from making milk to creams. First from the series is how to make Homemade Oat Milk.
How and Why to Soak Overnight
Most nuts, seeds, grains and beans are covered in natural chemical enzyme inhibitors and toxins that protect them while growing, both from sprouting prematurely and also from predators. Once harvested, those same chemicals, the major one being phytic acid, actually inhibits our digestive system's ability to absorb the essential minerals and nutrients.
The very simple process of soaking, releases these chemicals. In short soaking nuts makes them easier to digest and improves their flavour.
- In a glass container add 1 1/2 cups of Rolled Oats
- Pour enough filtered water so that it completely covers the Oats, leave overnight but not longer than 12 hours
- High-speed Blender
- Nut Milk Bag or muslin cloth