If you've never tried Horchata, a sweet and refreshing rice drink from South America, it's time to give it a go this Cinco de Mayo! This recipe is easy to make and cuts out processed sugars that cause blood sugar spikes, something we all need to be wary of! 😳
How is this possible? Using the wonderful date fruit...I adapted this recipe (substituting brown rice for the white) and it came out creamy and delicious, without too long of a wait to enjoy! It's something I can use as a smoothie base, drink by itself and also feel good about my son enjoying for a sweet treat...I hope you will get a chance to try it very soon as well! ❤️
You will need:
1 cup long grain brown rice (uncooked)
5 cups filtered water
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in blender, blending about 1 minute. Transfer to an airtight container (I used mason jars) and cover in fridge for 2-3 hours. Strain using cheesecloth or other fine filter, then enjoy immediately over ice or save for use in smoothies and other beverages! 🍚
I used it right away to make a Banana Horchata smoothie...just take 8 ounces of the freshly made horchata, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Orgain Vanilla Bean) and a frozen banana, blend, pour and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon! Yummy 🤗
Get the original recipe here below!
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.