I’ve been resisting the urge to become “that kind of vegan” for a while now but seeing as I have made my own but cheese for a few years now I knew with the onset of zero waste making my own plant milk would be next on the menu!
I did a quick search online and I simply needed 100g of oats and 750ml of water.
I buy my organic oats plastic free from Zero Waste Club. So this milk is truly zero waste and costs 40p rather than the £1.60 that oat milk goes for in the supermarket.
The process is pretty straightforward.
1. Soak oats for at least 30 minutes
2. Rinse oats and discard soaking water
3. Blend oats and water together
4. Strain through cheese cloth
5. Transfer to bottle
I bought this gorgeous glass bottle in Sainsbury’s to use for my homemade milk.
You can use one litre of water if you like your milk a little thinner but I loved the mouth feel of this when I had it in a latte.
Have you considered making your own plant milk? I think I’m going to try hemp next as I can get hemp seeds on Zero Waste Club too. If you give it a try let me know how you get on in the comments below.
Zero Waste Club is an online plastic free grocery shop. It started off as a university project between two friends. I originally met the founders at Hackney Downs Vegan Market last year and have been a customer ever since.
In every order I always buy organic oats. I eat overnight oats almost everyday so need a steady supply.
I had also run out of onion powder and as I’m making quite a bit of baked tofu recently so stocked up. The spices come in 100g bags so should last a while.
The last items I ordered and the ones I was most excited about were the bamboo toothbrushes. I have been using bamboo toothbrushes for a while but have had to tie a hairband around mine so I could tell it apart from my Husband’s. These toothbrushes are colour coded and also you only need to replace the heads rather than the whole toothbrush which is even less wasteful than a biodegradable toothbrush. Also for every toothbrush you buy and post on instagram, Zero Waste Club will plant a tree. What’s not to like?
I will be buying pulses and more spices as and when I need them.
How are you doing with you plastic free journeys? What are your top tips? Let me know in the comments below.