Turns out I’m an oat influencer. First my Oatly oat milk dupe recipe skyrocketed my website traffic, and people are loving my savory oatmeal with spinach and artichokes. Today I have something new for you: a dupe of Trader Joe’s Blueberry Lavender Milk.
They use almond milk, and the recipe notes have adjustments for you if that’s what you want, but I know how much you all love oat milk so I created this version that IMO, is better than the original.
My big issue with the OG is that I can’t even taste a HINT of lavender in there. This recipe sort of mimics that because I wanted to get it close to being a dupe (honestly you could leave it out and wouldn’t make a difference).
However, if you are like me and actually want that flavor in there, you can increase the lavender to your liking. Floral teas walk a fine line between fragrant and soapy, so start small and increase by 1/2 tsp with each batch until you find the perfect level for you.
If you want even more blueberry flavor, blend the berries right into the milk. This will make it super purple and very juicy. It will be more drinkable on its own rather than stirring into coffee though.
This is a fun one to play around with, and pretty Instagrammable too if you’re more creative than I (please send me your photos!).
Note: This is the nut milk bag that I use.
- 1 tbsp frozen blueberries
- 1½ tsp lavender
- 1 cup hot water
- ¼ cup oats
- 2 tsp honey
- Steep the blueberries and lavender in the hot water for 10 minutes.
- Squeeze the berries to release some of the juice, strain, and cool.
- Blend blueberry lavender tea with oats and honey. Strain through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheese cloth, or use a nut milk bag (linked below). Store in the fridge.
This recipe is easily doubled or tripled!