Move over soya and almond – there’s a new mylk in town that puts you to total shame when it comes to making the perfect creamy coffee…
Now if there is one weakness I have, it’s a good strong cuppa Joe to get me going.
I simply cannot start my day with out the stuff: it’s essential in order me to function as a human being! You can give me a green juice or a matcha latte and sure, I’ll feel nicely replenished – but neither will give me that instant alertness as much as my beloved coffee does.
There, I admit… I am a self confessed caffeine addict, and I love it.
Most days I also find myself reaching for another cup later on in the day for that extra boost to really power me through the afternoon, wake me up and raise my energy levels. I’d say I was pretty good for knowing my limits though; 2 cups a day is my maximum and I try avoid drinking it past 3pm so I know I’ll still sleep like a lil baby that night!
As much as I’m partial to a good soy cappuccino, I’ve recently been steering clear of them as Iearnt that soya milk actually contains phyto-acids that can stop your body from absorbing nutrients from the food you eat. I mean, wouldn’t want all my hard work preparing beautiful body lovin’ meals to go to waste!
Luckily I can tolerate dairy in small amounts so when I’m out I still enjoy a coffee made with a good organic whole milk – but sometimes when my digestive system is off par a dairy dose is quite frankly the last thing I need.
And so I tried experimenting with different dairy free alternatives to achieve that super creamy, sweet latte style coffee to really satisfy my caffeine needs. And the winner?
Oat…. Hands. Down.
Personally, I find almond milk is naturally pretty bland in taste (unless it’s laden with sugar) and it just doesn’t make the cut for my perfect cup.
Coconut does have that delicious sweet taste but lacks that thick consistency that really gives a delicious frothy top that takes a coffee to the next level.
Oat milk, however, is the most heavenly balance of sweetness and creaminess, and it goes so incredibly well with the rich flavours from the coffee!
It’s also an amazing source of fibre, supports a healthy heart, helps boost those energy levels and also stabilises your blood sugar levels. All the more reason to drink your oats, I think not?
I am completely hooked on this magical concoction and figured it would be selfish of me to not share this total revelation with you all…
To make 1 oat milk coffee:
1 shot of espresso
1 cup of oat milk (Oatly do the best!)
Simply warm up the oat milk in a saucepan on a medium heat until it’s to your desired temperature. I try not to let it get too hot so I can drink straight away! Transfer the milk in to a blender and whizz up for 5 seconds until frothy. Get your espresso shot ready in the cup and pour the milk on top.
And that is all, my friends!
If you’re a lover of oat milk too or if you are yet to try it, then I hiiiighly recommend giving this bad boy a go! You won’t go back…. Trust.