Oat Milk has been around for decades in Scandinavia, but has had a slower rise in the United States. Many people are making the switch after reports have surfaced that indicate Almond Milk uses 6x the amount of water in production than Oat Milk.
What is it made of?
Oats and water! Some brands will add canola/rapeseed oil to increase the fat content. Additionally, it must be fortified with vitamins and minerals such as; calcium, potassium and vitamins A, D, B12 and riboflavin. If you’re gluten-free, make sure you get a gluten-free brand as there could be cross contamination in some production facilities.
How does it stack up to almond milk?
Oat milk contains 2x protein and fiber than almond milk, but it also has 2x calories and carbohydrates. Because of all the natural fiber oat milk contains, it is THICK; perfect for adding to coffee or using in baked goods. The buttery-ness of the milk is reminiscent of milk that has been soaking with cereal. A nostalgia moment.
Where to get it?
I been using the Swedish brand Oately at Whole Foods lately and would vouch for it! Their products are 100% free of any Glyphosate, aka Roundup. It’s used to kill weeds in the crops, but we definitely do not want our Oat Milk with a side of Roundup.
What is your favorite plant-based milk?