Oat milk is everywhere. Chobani is even selling it – which is delish, btw! Here are all the nutrition info, plus ways to enjoy and DIY!
One cup of low-fat cow’s milk contains 110 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs and 9 grams of protein. Plain milks can be more variable with added sugar so check ingredient lists.
The same 1-cup portion of unsweetened almond milk contains 30 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 1 gram of each carbs and protein.
Creamy oat milk contains 50 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs and 1 gram of protein. Oat milk also contains an impressive amount of fiber, coming in at about 4 grams per cup. Fiber not only helps keep you feeling full, the type of fiber in oats can also help lower cholesterol and promote heart health.
Ways to Enjoy Oat Milk
Reach for oat milk for smoothies, overnight oats (double whammy) and chia pudding; it has a thick and creamy texture that also makes it perfect for coffee drinks.
You can also DIY your oat milk – blend 1 part rolled oats with 4 parts water – add a splash of vanilla extract and some (optional) honey for sweetness. Blend, strain, chill and done! For straining, you can use a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth, but these special milk bags on Amazon are my favorite.
Blend with frozen fruit to make colorful, antioxidant-spiked and naturally sweetened versions – like this version of Wild Blueberry Oat Milk …