Updated: Sep 23
An amazing plant-based, vegan-friendly, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free Thick & Creamy Oat Milk recipe that makes approximately 4 servings and takes about no time to prepare and 5 minutes of cooking/blending time.
30 million to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, including up to 75 percent of African Americans and American Indians and 90 percent of Asian Americans (1), myself included.
Of course, soy is the most recommended milk, typically riddled with GMOs and other junk.
Personally, I'm an oat milk person. Oat milk is an incredible source of many vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Additionally, oat milk is an excellent source of B vitamins; it may lower cholesterol and is perfect for bone health. Furthermore, oat milk is naturally dairy-free, soy-free, and nut-free and can be gluten-free if you use gluten-free rolled oats to make it at home (2).
As someone obsessed with creamy oat milk, I had to get away from the store-bought milk alternatives. The store-bought milk alternatives are brimming with oils, gums, and other unnecessary ingredients that are just as toxic as standard cow's milk. If you read my article, The Truth About Cow's Milk, you probably already know about what's really in a cup of cow's milk. For instance:
The risk of diabetes, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, broken bones, and osteoporosis
35% of your daily recommended allowance of saturated fat
Up to 100,000,000 somatic cells (pus cells)
Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, corticoids, and androgens)
24mg of cholesterol
Personally, I prefer to be able to customize my foods, considering I have allergies and sensitivities. For instance, I am sensitive to vanilla, so as much as I love vanilla-flavored milk, it's something I can't consume unless I want relentless stomach cramps. I also like to know exactly what is in my food, and I find comfort in knowing my meals are organically made.
So without further ado, I introduce my Thick & Creamy Oat Milk recipe. Since I am allergic to soy and have adapted to a plant-based lifestyle (no meat or dairy), this recipe is vegan-friendly, plant-based, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. This milk can be used plain or in your favorite recipes.