I wrote about a milk revolution back in February when I learned about hemp milk, a deliciously creamy milk alternative that is not soy milk, which I'm allergic to, or rice milk which I think tastes like milky water. Hemp milk was the beginning of a new milk revolution in my house, until a little over a week ago.
While cruising the aisles of my local Whole Foods, I saw something new on the shelf next to the hemp milk and it is Oat milk, Pacific Natural Foods Organic Oat Milk to be precise. I bought a carton of this oat milk and brought it home. J uses the hemp milk in cereal but I usually use it for cooking since she can't have regularly milk and I can't have soy milk. So last weekend when I made us some oat bran pancakes, I used the Oat milk instead of hemp milk. Of course I tasted the oat milk first, and let me tell you it is great.
I sang the praises of the hemp milk back in February, but I am an oat milk convert. The texture is slightly silkier, smoother than hemp milk. It does not have any grainy mouth feel to it at all. Nutritionally the vanilla oat milk has few calories and less fat than the vanilla Living Harvest hemp milk. I can not find any information on omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids for the oat milk, both of which are high selling points for the Living Harvest hemp milk.
So dear readers, here is another delicious non-dairy, yeast-free, low sodium, low fat, vegan milk alternative to add to your daily diet. And, one 8 oz. serving of this vanilla oat milk contains 30% of your daily recommended value of calcium. Drink up!