Vanilla Oat Milk

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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 (omit for unsweetened)
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.

Nikki Bennett