About every six months there is a new and revealing article that changes the current views of the dairy.
“Milk contains calcium and helps to fight osteoporosis.”
“Milk contains amino acids responsible for the formation of type 1 diabetes.”
“Milk is good.”
“Milk is bad.”
And so, from time to time change the views by buying high-fat or skim milk, no lactose or lactose, with additional calcium or normal. What in fact we have an alternative?
Well – the plant milk.
Vegetable milk is not only an option for vegans. This is an excellent substitute for allergics, for people with digestive problems, for people struggling with being overweight. You can prepare vegetable milk very quickly at home, a low cost and with almost no effort.
Milk prepared from grains will have almost the same effects as the nutritional properties of the grain. Why “almost”?
Because during the production of milk on the gauze/cheesecloth will gather practically the whole fiber from grains. This is not a big problem, because this fiber-mass can be used for baking bread, cakes, crepes, pancakes or even pasta. If you do not have plans to baking – spread the mass on a baking tray and dry it. This will give you a homely meal, cheap and rich in fiber.
In addition, you will get not skim milk as non-fat one. It is very important, because process of the defattening milk, causes a decrease in the amount of vitamins.
What the rest of the nutrients?
- 7-23% easily digestible protein
- nearly 15 vitamins, including vitamin A twice than cow’s milk, besides the B vitamins, vitamin PP, K and E
- Folic acid
- Calcium 660mg / kg of oatmeal (796mg / kg of grain) – 1 cup oat milk is 34% of the daily requirement for calcium
- Iron 36mg/kg
- potassium 4,07mg/kg
All of the above you will have in your milk.
Oat milk does not contain lactose or cholesterol.
Especially recommended for people suffering from liver disease, pancreas and intestines.
However, it is not recommended for people with celiac disease, as it contains avenin. Gluten is a protein from the group prolamins: wheat contains gliadin, barley – hordein and oats – avenin. Although avenin does not contain toxic amino acid, some people (it’s a very low percentage) diagnosed with celiac disease may have allergic reactions – the production of antibodies against avenin.
Oat milk is ideal for baking – especially breads and cakes, you can cook it, it’s suitable for porridges and fits perfectly into smoothies and cocktails.
For morning coffee I would definitely recommend almond milk, which has a more delicate taste and is slightly sweeter.
Soy milk is not suitable for boys in adolescence – can cause testicular hypoplasia, infertility, hormonal instability. Soy contains isoflavones, so it’s not recommended for people with hypothyroidism, as well as women in menopause.
In contrast, sunflower milk will provide us with a large amount of calories and fat Omega-6.
Remember that, if you prepare the milk of grains, you need to pre-soak them. The safest way is to soak the beans overnight.
Enjoy the oat milk 🙂
4 tablespoons of oatmeal
400 ml of water
we will also need:
- Translate oatmeal into a blender, pour water, mix thoroughly.
- Fold gauze two or three times, put on the bowl, secure with the rubber band. Slowly pour the mixed cereal.
- Take off the rubber and squeeze the rest of the liquid from the gauze.
If not a oat milk, maybe some others?
1 cup chips (soak for approx. 2 hours) + 3 cups water
1 cup sesame seeds (soak for 4 – 6 hours) + 4 cups of water
1 cup hulled sunflower (soak for 4 – 6 hours) + 4 cups of water
1 cup of white rice (soak for 3 – 4 hours) + 4 cups of water
1 cup peeled almonds (soak for 8 – 12 hours) + 4 cups of water