The trend away from cow's milk towards plant-based milk substitutes such as oat milk, officially called oat drinks, has been emerging for years now. Apart from ecological and ethical reasons, also health aspects are crucial for the switch towards oat drinks: Oat is high in fiber, lactose-free and does not contain any cholesterin. But often, other ingredients are found in the store-bought alternatives which undermine the health benefits of oat drinks. Which ingredients these are and how the oat powder (Oat Base) from Blue Farm does without them, will be shown in the following.
Ingredients of traditional oat milk and oat milk barista
Oat drink is generally made out of 90% water and 10% ground oats. Oats contain a lot of dietary fiber, which fill you up and are good for your digestion. To make oat drink, the oats are fermented with salt and enzymes. In addition to the basic ingredients, often vegetable oils, sugar, flavorings and algae additives are added. These additives are for example used to improve the taste or stability of the oat drink.
Especially in the so-called barista editions of the plant drinks - usually made from oats or a combination of oats and soybeans - sunflower or rapeseed oil is often added. These are particularly good for foaming the milk alternative and guarantee the perfect plant-based milk foam. Foam is created when air bubbles are mixed into the liquid during stirring or shaking. These air bubbles remain particularly stable and long lasting when surrounded by proteins and fats. Therefore, vegetable oil is often added to the oat drinks. The market-leading Barista Edition, for example, also contains rapeseed oil, acidity regulator (dipotassium phosphate), calcium carbonate, calcium phosphates, iodised salt, vitamins (D2, riboflavin, B12) in addition to water and oats. This contradicts the healthy image of the oat drink.
Ingredients of oat milk from Oat Base oat powder
This long list of ingredients bothered us at Blue Farm. That's why we made it our mission to provide you with healthier alternatives. The Oat Base from Blue Farm deliberately avoids all unnecessary ingredients and reduces the ingredient list to the essential: oats and salt. This makes it a healthy and tasty alternative to the conventional oat drinks found in supermarkets. In our recipe, we have emphasized a good foamability so that it also makes a good figure in your coffee. Another advantage is that the Oat Base is also gluten-free. This means that people with a gluten intolerance can also enjoy and benefit from the advantages of oat drink. Furthermore, the Oat Base only contains the oat's natural sugar content , meaning there is no added sugar. Here too, the Oat Base performs very well in comparison to the oat drink from the supermarket:
Blue Farm's Oat Base not only reduces the oat drink to a minimum, the oat powder, but also the ingredients. Without additives, the Clean Label is healthier for you than conventional oat drinks. Another advantage is that the ecological footprint is also reduced to a minimum.
Oat Base: Good for you and the environment.