This one is really easy…
You can use oats if you’d like, in theory they are gluten free. Why in theory? that’s because most of the commercial brands you’ll find are susceptible to contamination. They share assembly lines with gluten rich products such as wheat etc and the result is you get oats with traces of gluten from other sources. So if it’s just a diet thing, no worries. But if you or your child is really sensitive you should seek pure organic oats only for this recipe!
Ingredients for yummy almond rice mil oatmeal:
1/2 cup oats *
1 cup Vitariz rice almond milk
1 tablespoon date honey or maple syrup (or both for extra rich sweet flavour!)
dash of cinnamon
Teaspoon of almond paste
Extras for energy and nutrition boost – Chia seeds, Maca root powder and any other ingredient that seems to blend in nicely.
I like to first add 1/2 of the Vitariz almond rice milk and and slowly stir the oats and the rest of the recipe. By letting it simmer but not fully boil you get the desired emulsion effect that will make the texture perfect.
Overall process shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes! This makes it the perfect breakfast winter meal.
You can reheat leftovers after storing them in the fridge up ’till Two days by simply adding a few more spoons of Vitariz rice milk and cooking it again.
* I recommend also trying this with Millet though cooking time is longer.
When we were visiting the family last summer, mainly PA, NJ and NY I couldn’t find my favorite non dairy milk anywhere. There were so many other alternatives that I figured I’m bound to find something decent. After trying out almost everything “Whole Foods” had to offer I was surprised they were all sub-par. Funny thing is that only whatever kind WaWa was serving was actually the least worse kind.
Getting Vitariz almond rice milk to US health food markets
So here’s an open call to all of my US (and let’s throw in Canada while we at it) friends. Please comment where the heck you find your yummy vitariz rice almond milk at? is it online or a physical store? hopefully we can build an index together so other people can find too. Please also specify price and if there’s a special deal on a 10 unit box, variations of flavor etc.
Are you a health food importer yourself? great, please contact us here and we’ll try to work out a plan together.
I buy mine in various locations, as the village I live at (Pardes Hana Karkur) is kind of the holy center of vegan life in Israel, and the competition brings the price down to about 2.85$ per unit!
This one is courtesy of the “First Mess” one of the most incredible blogs I’ve ever encountered (you should check it out!)
- 4 teaspoons loose leaf earl grey tea (or 2 full teabags)
- 12 ounces boiling water
- sweetener, to taste (maple, honey, stevia, coconut sugar)
- 12 ounces Vitariz rice almond milk
- 1 ½ teaspoons coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 drop essential oil (could be Bergamot or something else you like and is safe to drink)
Select 2 large cups. Divide the tea in half and place in tea strainers/DIY tea bags. Set the tea strainers/bags in the cups and pour 6 ounces of the boiling water into each one. Let the tea steep for about 4 minutes. Discard the bags and sweeten the tea if you’d like.
Gently bring the milk to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. While it’s coming up to a simmer, add the following to an upright blender: the coconut oil, vanilla powder, vanilla extract, and essential oil (Make sure you only put 1 drop as it’s not advisable to ingest more than that). This recipe works great with other Vitariz rice milk flavors as well!
Pour the warm milk into the blender. Put the lid on and slowly bring the speed of the blender up to high for about 15 seconds. Divide the frothy, fragrant milk among the two cups and enjoy immediately.
I think it was 7 years ago. I was in a vegan shopping frenzy spending all my time and money on culinary expeditions in various markets in our area (which is known to be one of the world’s most condensed vegan culture regions both consumer and producer wise). My biggest problem was non dairy milk. It seemed that every time I found something decent then it was mysteriously out of stock a week later. What didn’t I try? Rice, Spelt, Oat, Almond, Coconut.
Then I saw this new product on one of the shelves – a Vitariz “Rice Almond Milk”. I was curious and had to give a try. I went home and brewed a fresh macchinetta.
Poured some of the Vitariz, room temp, no sugar, added a little sprinkle of Cinnamon. Sip…
I never tasted such a delicious cup of coffee.
This was a revelation, and the beginning of a long friendship. Soon I saw it everywhere, and my initial fears that it will vanish like past products were disproved.
In this modest blog I will share some of the miraculous uses I found over the years for this wonderful product!