I really like the idea of adding oat milk to a breakfast smoothie, it contributes a nice, comforting feel to any sort of fruit shake and makes it a bit more hearty. Here, we combined it with a fig and grape smoothie. I’ve talked about my strong love for figs before – there are few things I look forward to more during late summer. And their taste combines so effortlessly and well with all the beautiful varieties of grapes that become available during this time of year.
Making oat milk is just as simple, if not easier, as making nut milk. Just soak and blend, no straining required, and you are all set.
We drink a lot of smoothies, shakes, and juices daily. We are also guilty of using straws when drinking those. Plastic straws, the ones that you throw away after a use…you know exactly where I’m going with this – landfills and oceans. Glass Dharma is a company that makes reusable glass straws that can be utilized for cold and hot drinks, are dishwasher safe and child-friendly. They come in a variety of diameters and styles, as well as with a lifetime guarantee.
Late Summer Oat Milk Smoothie
1 cup oat groats – preferably raw
3 cups purified water, plus some water for soaking the groats
Cover oat groats with purified water and leave to soak overnight. Drain and rinse. In a high-speed blender, combine the groats with 3 cups of water until very smooth. You should end up with a drinkable yogurt kind of consistency. Keep refrigerated. Add to smoothies or top with fruit for breakfast.
Oat Milk Smoothie Layer
1 cup oat milk
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 tablespoon raw honey
dash of cinnamon
Combine all the ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
Fig and Grape Smoothie
1 cup oat milk
2 cups ice cubes
4 cups grapes – your favourite kind
1 cup ripe figs
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 vanilla bean – optional
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Pour to fill 2/3 of a glass. Top with the oat milk layer, pouring carefully. Enjoy through a glass straw.