This week's recipe is thanks to another member of my fabulous fam… so many of us are on the clean eating wagon and I love sharing ideas and recipes with them all. I first enjoyed this fabulous milk when I stayed with my cousin Gurmukh down in London during a work trip. I was on a no drinking stint so we had the most amazing dinner of dim sum and teas (mine was a blend of 8 different floral teas... divine!) and when we got back home I was treated to a delicious lavender bedtime tea whilst he knocked up some oat milk to make me some overnight oats for my breakfast. This was a million miles from my usual evening of walking round the house collecting pants and socks off the floor from little people and trying to multi-task breakfast and lunch making in the morning whilst breaking up scuffles, finding book bags and whatever else. That evening will NOT be forgotten in a hurry! Here's the oat milk recipe, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. The nut milk bags (still can't say that without sniggering!) can be purchased from Amazon for a couple of quid and failing that, a muslin works just fine.
You can flavour this milk with vanilla, add almonds, coconut, cardamom (yes again) or anything else you fancy. Takes minutes to make, so try a few different versions and let me know what you come up with.
1 cup oats
1.5 litres water
1. Put oats and water into a blender and blend
2. Pour mixture into a nut bag or a muslin cloth
3. Squeeze bag/cloth to get the last bit of moisture out (the best bit, this is the gorgeous creamy stuff!)
4. Add any flavourings or leave gorgeously fresh and plain.
The oats were sent to MCL courtesy of the fabulous Delicious Alchemy who have a great range of gluten free products that I have had the pleasure of trying out! The oats were amazing for this milk and I have also soaked them with blueberries, chia seeds, cacao nibs and jaggery for a decadent Sunday morning breakfast, inspired by my London brekkie from my gorgeous cousin!
They also have some fabulous ready oats in a cup to which you just add hot water - fab for those crazy sock and pants collecting mornings and a gorgeous brownie mix that I made with the boys. These were gluten and dairy free (until they put their own stamp on them and added some chocolate stars!) and just needed a couple of eggs and some dairy free spread to get the mixture going. There's no way you could tell they were gluten/dairy free and were demolished within minutes of them coming out of the oven.
There is an intriguing pack of rice flakes too which is next on my agenda to experiment with... any ideas on what I could do with those? Let me know.
Until next time,