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If you’re still ordering almond flat whites and feeling hip as hell, then we hate to break it to you, but you’re living in 2017 because there’s a new, non-dairy alternative in town: oat milk.

Unlike most plant-based substitutes, oat milk doesn’t have a strong nutty taste and offers a creamier, more ‘froth-friendly’ texture, making it perfect for your morning cuppa.

And if you can’t find it on your local coffee shop’s menu, do one better and make your own:

Ingredients

1 cup gluten-free rolled oats

4 cups water (use less water for thicker, creamier milk!)

pinch of salt

1 whole date, pitted or 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional – for sweetness)

Variations

1/2 tsp vanilla extract for “vanilla milk”

2 Tbsp cocoa or cacao powder for “chocolate milk”

1/4 cup fresh berries for “berry milk”

Instructions

1. Add oats, water, salt, and any additional add-ins (if using) to a high-speed blender. Top with lid and cover with a towel to ensure it doesn’t splash. Blend for about 1 minute or until the mixture seems well combined. It doesn’t have to be 100% pulverised. In fact, over-blending can make the oat milk slimy in texture.

2. Scoop out a small sample with a spoon to test flavour/sweetness and add more sweetener if need be.

3. Pour the mixture over a large mixing bowl or jug covered with a very thin towel or cheesecloth. Consider straining the milk twice to remove any oat remnants.

4. Transfer to a sealed container to refrigerate – it’ll keep for up to five days.

5. Shake well and enjoy cold in granola, smoothies, or baked goods.

Notes

*You can use steel-cut oats, but these may make oat milk gummy in texture.

 

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As well as digestion-friendly non-dairy kinds of milk, take care of your gut with Releaf Probiotic Melt 12-Strain, which contains a combination of 12 probiotic strains that may to help improve or normalise the microbial balance in the human intestines and thereby the functioning of the digestive tract/gut. This convenient dosage form melts in the mouth in seconds with no water required. Several essential mechanisms underlying the antagonistic effects of probiotics on various micro-organisms include the following: modification of the gut microbiota, competitive adherence to the mucosa and epithelium, strengthening of the gut epithelial barrier and modulation of the immune system to convey an advantage to the host. (1)

 

Releaf Pharma believes all treatment should begin with your doctor’s opinion.

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1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov1/pubmed/23037511