Welp, it’s definitely winter. No doubt about that. It’s that time of year when you immediately regret your decision to go outside the second you step foot out the door. They’re even predicting some big scary get-your-ass-to-the-store-right-now snow storm for this weekend.
I think it goes without saying I’m predicting a weekend filled with vegan hot chocolate and hearty soul-warming soups. Ahhhh, winter comfort food. I dig you. You almost make the bone-chilling wind worth it. Almost.
Today’s post isn’t actually about warm winter comfort food, BUT it’s still something I find relevant to winter storms in general. Today, I wanted to share with you one of our favorite money-saving tips that may also save you a seriously blustery trip to the grocery store this weekend. I present to you: homemade oat milk.
*choirs of angels sing*
You may think, “Woah, Brittany. Milk? Now I have to make my own milk?! You told me going vegan would be easy!”
If that’s you, take a deep breath, my friend. When it comes to non-dairy milk, our options are incredibly diverse and readily available at even the smallest of small-town grocery stores. From cashew to almond to soy to flax and everything in between, it’s easy to opt for a cruelty-free alternative these days.
Making your own milks at home is not a necessity, but I think it’s pretty darn cool to make things from scratch from time to time – especially when they are this freakin’ easy. Maybe it’s just me. I like to test my skills, and every time I nail a truly homemade recipe like this I love the reactions:
“Wait, you made your own _____________?! Who makes their own ____________?! ”
Um, me. I do. And it’s awesome.
If you are reading this right now and totally digging the homemade milk thing, first – I love you and we should hang out. And second – you should make this oat milk.
If you are reading this right now and totally hating the fact that I am going on and on about making homemade oat milk, ask yourself this – Would you like to skip a last-minute trip to the grocery store this weekend in favor of spending 5 minutes in your toasty, warm kitchen wearing footie pajamas? Yea, you should make this oat milk.
Oh, and a bonus? Oats are really cheap. Like, REALLY ridiculously cheap. And you know we’re always excited about that!
Hopefully, by now I have convinced you and you are running into the kitchen as we speak. Good on you! Let’s do this!
Now, while we have been making this oat milk for quite some time, I have to give credit where credit is due. And when it comes to this recipe and step-by-step training, the credit goes to the lovely Angela at Oh She Glows. If you’re not following her blog, you are seriously missing out on tips like this. I completely blame her for my addiction to making things from scratch.
So, head over to her oat milk post and let’s get to it. She makes it so easy to follow with step-by-step photos galore. Man, do I wish I could photograph food like her. One day, friends. One day. 😉
Again, to see the full step-by-step, check out this post on Oh She Glows!
Stay warm, plant power people!