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Let’s Celebrate 5 de Mayo With a Nutritious Mexican Drink…

Although 5 de Mayo is not our biggest feast in Mexico, somehow outside Mexico it is

You must know that we Mexicans look for any reason to party! So Happy 5 de Mayo!

5 de Mayo is the date we Mexican remember the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla.

Cheers with Dairy-Free Horchata… Mexican-rice drink

The true origin about Horchata (Rice drink) in Mexico is not well known. The true is that horchata is a traditional drink made out of rice and milk. Many people are lactose or casein intolerant, so I have modified this recipe to make it nutritious for everybody to enjoy!

Rice is a staple food for many culture including Mexican cuisine. Amoung the benefits of rice are:

  • Rice is good source of fiber and does not contain harmful fats, cholesterol or sodium
  • Rice is considered one of the best foods for those suffering from high blood pressure and hypertension for its low content in sodium
  • Rice is one of the most stable grains which barely people is reactive or allergic to
  • Whole grain rice like brown rice is rich in insoluble fiber that can protect against many types of cancer.

Dairy-FREE Horchata 
(Mexican Rice Drink)

Ingredients:

Agua de Horchata

 

1 Cup cooked organic basmati rice (cook rice with water only)
1 liter of coconut or almond milk
1 Tbsp. organic vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
Stevia, raw honey or agave syrup to taste (optional)
Ice cubes

Blend all ingredients in a power blender except for the ice cubes. Place in a jar and add the ice cubes. Enjoy!

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