I’ve had some acai packets from Trader Joe’s in my freezer for a long time, and making this Acai Oat Milk turned out to be a yummy option for using them up (I know they contradict the plastic-less living, but with anything, I always try to strike for balance, and go with the flow).
I made this creation with my Ellies Best nut milk bag, it’s been a great tool to have on hand for making nutritious juice and milk.
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At first I did this acai oat milk unsweetened, but I found that the flavor of the acai was a little tart with the oat flavor, so I adjusted by adding some maple syrup and salt; feel free to use the sweetener of your choice (dates are great as well).
Acai Oat Milk
Adding acai puree to oat milk turned out to be a tasty experiment. With lots of health benefits, acai is a great thing to add to your drinks and meals.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 acai puree packet about half a cup
- 4 cups water
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp pink salt
Blend everything together on high for about a minute, and pour through the nut milk bag (or cheesecloth) over a medium size bowl; squeeze until all that remains is the pulp (it will be a little pasty).
Store the milk in a mason jar in the fridge for up to three days.
Straining the oat milk is a slimy process, and the milk is a little thicker compared to some of the nut milks I've made so far (but still super tasty and loaded with beneficial nutrients).
The pulp that remained was a little pasty and messy to get out of the bag, so I recommend turning the bag inside out over a bowl, and scraping the bag with either your hands or a rubber spatula. From there, use it up in some vegan treats!
I made a protein drink with the milk using Garden of Life vanilla protein powder (recommended by my nutritionist), and I also made a colorful little cereal bowl for a quick fix before a long day at work.
Many of you might already be aware of this, but like any fruits / veggies, acai has some health benefits that are worth reading up on; I was caught by their ability to help fight diseases that weaken brain function, such as Alzheimer’s; all thanks to the many different antioxidants and compounds they contain.
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