Making your own oat milk is a very simple process with a very delicious outcome! For smoothies, lattes or baked goods -- oat milk has a neutral taste.
2 cups rolled oats
5 1/2 cups of filtered water
2 medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: 1/2 cup cacao powder
Place oats, water, dates and vanilla extract in a high power blender. Blend for 30 seconds.
Strain liquid through a fine mesh strainer or a nutbag into a container like a mason jar. Don't over strain it, that's when it gets slimy.
Store in fridge for up to 7-10 days. Or freeze in batches and take out as needed.
If you're making chocolate milk, add the raw cacao AFTER you've strained the oat pulp. Pop the oat milk back into the blender, add raw cacao powder and blend until combined and creamy.