Do You Drink Oat Milk?

For almost my entire life, I’ve had a glass of skim milk at dinner. It was a staple in my family, and I thought that it was an integral part of a healthy daily diet.

Turns out that while there are healthy nutrients in milk, there’s also a lot of sugar, and there’s the negative impact on the environment. So last year I replaced dairy milk with oat milk, and I haven’t looked back.

Why oat milk? I tried almond milk and coconut milk, but both tasted just a little too weird for me. When I first tasted oat milk, however, I liked it instantly. It tasted like the milk remaining in a bowl of granola cereal after you’ve eaten the granola.

To add to the good taste, I just learned that of the dairy milk alternatives, oat milk appears to be most sustainable and ethical option. That wasn’t my goal when making the switch, but I’m elated that it’s a win-win situation.

Have you tried oat milk or an alternative to dairy milk? You might be interested in the article linked above.


2 Responses to “Do You Drink Oat Milk?”

  1. I drink skim milk too and I’m quite particular about the taste, took me a while to adjust to milk in New Zealand. I guess when cows can eat grass all year it affects the taste. Anyway, for drinking, I think it’ll be hard to get away from cow’s milk–but I’m looking forward to more vegetarian options in the future. I do make my breakfast smoothie with cold water and a tablespoon or two of oat milk powder. I chose oat milk for health and environmental reasons–oats lower cholesterol and I knew almond milk took lots of water to produce. The powder means very little packaging waste.

  2. Andrea Schoembs says:

    I’ve been drinking milk alternatives for like 10 years after my alternative practitioner recommended avoiding dairy, especially milk and joghurt, in my diet.
    I alternate between unsweetened almond, soy or oat milk, whichever is on offer at the time I shop. I prefer almond though.
    Oddly I don’t like the taste of cow’s milk anymore and I drank lots of milk – sometimes still warm from my grandmother’s cows – as a child, too.

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