Most people know about the benefits of cow’s milk, especially for the growth of bones and teeth. Cow’s milk is rich in protein, calcium, and other nutrients that can support health. In addition to direct consumption, cow’s milk is also widely used as a food ingredient or baking. However, there are some groups of people who avoid cow’s milk for special reasons. Among them are allergic to cow’s milk protein, lactose intolerance, or taste factor. Therefore, now began to emerge alternative milk other than animal-derived or commonly called non-dairy milk. One of them is oat milk.
Oat milk is a substitute for animal milk made from rolled oats. In its most basic form, oat milk is made from rolled oats and water mixed together, then filtered to create a liquid with a creamy texture.
Oat milk is famous for its fiber and carbohydrate content so it is suitable to drink as a breakfast or stomach boost when hungry. Oat milk also has benefits on overall health, including protecting the heart, boosting the immune system, preventing chronic disease, increase bone strength, and aiding vision.
Nutritionally, a glass of oat milk in an already sugared package has about 130 grams of calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, 1.9 grams of fiber, and 19 grams of sugar.
If you want to adjust the amount of sugar in oat milk, you can try to make it yourself at home. How to make it’s not difficult. Choose whole grain rolled oats types. Cook the rolled oats according to the instructions in the package, then blend until smooth. Strain until it gets its water. Boil the oat milk, let it cool, then store in the refrigerator. Oat milk is ready to be consumed or used like cow’s milk. Because without preservatives, this oats milk only hold a maximum of three days in the refrigerator.