What Is Oat Milk?
Back in the 1990s, a company called Oatly launched in Sweden. Oatly's founder discovered that by combining oats, water and a dash of canola oil, he could make a creamy, naturally sweet, dairy-free and gluten-free milk alternative. After 25 years of Oatly opening its doors, the United States has joined the oat milk party.
Sometimes, our favorite soy milk, coconut milk and almond milk contain added ingredients that aren't always great for us. Oat milk, however, is effortlessly tasty! Oats are fibrous and absorb water more easily than nuts do, leading to a naturally creamy consistency. Plus, oats are a little sweet, which only adds to oat milk's deliciousness.
While each non-dairy milk brings a different nutrition profile to the table, oat milk is a great addition to the non-dairy nut milk industry. Soy milk comes from soybean, so you're naturally getting a decent amount of protein that is similar to a regular cow's milk. Almond milk comes from nuts or seeds which are comprised mostly of fat. Coconut milk is also going to be higher in fat but will contain saturated fat.
Oat milk is also a great option for people with food allergies, since oats are nut-free and mostly gluten-free!
Interested in making your own oat milk at home? Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9b3JS4eIRI&feature=youtu.be