Give non-dairy milk a try with this lactose-free alternative. Not only is it low in cholesterol and fat, it also contains twice the amount of vitamin A than its dairy counterpart. This version contains agave to slightly sweeten, but you can easily omit. Add some unsweetened cocoa powder for another variation.
1 cup steel-cut oats
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3 cups + 1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons agave
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
After soaking oats in water for an hour, rinse thoroughly.
Combine rinsed oats and water in a blender and blend on high for three minutes.
Strain through a nut milk bag or several layers of cheesecloth.
Return to blender and add additional 1/4 cup water, agave, vanilla extract and salt. Blend.
Chef Nikki is the founder of Mostly Vegan, a health food consultancy based in NYC. Previously, she was the executive chef at the acclaimed raw vegan restaurant Pure Food and Wine. You can find her at mostlyvegan.com, on Instagram at @mostlyvegan or contact her via email at nikki[at]mostlyvegan[dot]com