Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink. It’s rich and creamy and sweet. Made with rice, and some cinnamon, a good horchata is a real luxury.
But, sometimes it’s a bit much. We’re making a healthier version. This version of horchata is still amazing, but oh so much better for you.
Some horchata recipes have so much sugar, that it’s amazing. This one relies on dates and honey for the sweetness. rest assured, you won’t miss the refined sugar in this version.
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For this recipe, you’re going to need a few things. You want a really good blender, like the Ninja. You also want organic cinnamon sticks, since you’ll be eating them, and they’re going to soak with your rice overnight. My mom has been a member of the Frontier co-op for 20+ years, and they have amazing products. You’ll also need a fine mesh strainer, and some cheesecloth. You might want to consider organic rice, too.
This is a healthier version of the classic horchata. It's still oh so good. You'll also want cheesecloth for this recipe. This can be made in a larger quantity, too. You'll just need to batch process the rice mixture.
Serving Size: 12 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 19mg Carbohydrates: 56g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 41g Protein: 5g
This is a healthier version of the classic horchata. It's still oh so good.
You'll also want cheesecloth for this recipe. This can be made in a larger quantity, too. You'll just need to batch process the rice mixture.
This healthy version of horchata is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, or any time you want something a little bit sweet and treaty.