What is potato milk?
Sustainable living has changed us a lot. From our eating habits to the use of natural resources, it has brought a new perspective to life where we are creating alternatives to living a healthier life. Potato milk is the latest addition to the list of sustainable, gluten- and animal-based products. It is easily available in USA and European countries. It is a white and milky drink that can be used as a milk substitute. Read below to know more about it, how to make it at home, and its health benefits.
Benefits of potato milk
According to experts, potato milk is a rich source of vitamins D and B12. It also contains many other essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, D, E and K. It has been found that the calcium and iron content in potato milk is comparable to that of cow’s milk. . Plus, it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, casein-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and soy-free, which makes it perfect for people with allergies or intolerances.
What makes it nature-friendly?
According to The Guardian, it uses less water than almond milk, uses half the land area of growing oats and produces less carbon dioxide than dairy farming.
How to make potato milk at home?
According to the Go Dairy Free website, you can easily make potato milk at home with just 5 ingredients. Peel and boil 1 potato in 3 cups of water with a little salt. Now, put the water, potatoes, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup almonds, 2 tablespoons honey in a blender. Blend it into a smooth paste. Strain through the cheesecloth and your homemade fresh potato milk is ready.
How to use it?
In case you buy packaged milk, potato milk comes in powdered form. So all you need to do is add some water, stir well and it’s ready to use. You can add it to your cereal bowl or even drink it as an energy drink as a nutritious breakfast.