Keto Horchata Smoothie

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Keto Horchata Smoothie

20 minutes
Calories 580kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls almonds (blanched, 60g / 2.1 oz)
  • 1 cup almond milk (blanched, 60g / 2.1 oz)
  • 1 large eggs (blanched, 60g / 2.1 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (blanched, 60g / 2.1 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest (blanched, 60g / 2.1 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (blanched, 60g / 2.1 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons erythritol (blanched, 60g / 2.1 oz)
  • 20 drops stevia extract (blanched, 60g / 2.1 oz)
  • 2 cups warm water (blanched, 60g / 2.1 oz)

Instructions

  • Place the blanched almonds, fresh lime zest and cinnamon stick in a bowl.
  • Cover with 2 cups of warm water.
  • Let stand for at least eight hours or even better overnight.
  • Note: If you only have unblanched almonds, you will have to peel them after they get soft and before blending.
  • After the nuts have soaked and softened, remove the cinnamon stick and lime zest.
  • Place the rest (almonds and water) into a small sauce pan.
  • Add the almond milk and puree with a hand blender until very smooth.
  • Note: You can get unsweetened almond milk in most supermarkets or on-line.
  • However, if you can, make your own almond milk to avoid any unnecessary additives.
  • Here is a simple recipe for almond milk (I would skip the dates).
  • Almond Breeze, which is probably the most commonly used one, has a long list of ingredients.
  • Some of them are harmless vitamins but it also contains "carrageenan".
  • The health effects of this additive are not clear and may cause inflammation which could lead to more serious problems.
  • Heat the mixture up until it starts sizzling and add cinnamon and the sweeteners.
  • Whisk the egg and pour it slowly into the mixture while stirring constantly to avoid clumping.
  • Keep stirring and cook for a minute or two.
  • Take off the heat and mix in the chia seeds.
  • Allow to thicken, pour in a glass and serve immediately or refrigerate and serve chilled.
  • If you don't like the grainy texture of chia seeds, simply place in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  • Note: For smooth texture, use ground chia seeds.
  • Enjoy! 🙂

Originally posted 2019-02-20 17:12:00.

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