I like horchata at the moment I find it satisfying in the morning. It’s usually made from soaked rice, cinnamon and almonds. I thought I’d try it with pine nuts and star anise, then add some macha for breakfast.
It was really delicious.
- Soak 1/3 cup white rice overnight in 3 cups boiling water, with 1 star anise, 1 vanilla pod and 1 cup raw pine nuts.
- In the morning blend this mixture and strain it through a fine mesh.
- Wash the blender and then add just the strained milk back in plus 1 cup of water.
- Add 2tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp macha powder
Blend it up and enjoy the jitter free caffein hit!
N.B: You could add a banana, avocado or a tablespoon of nut butter if you wanted to make this a more filling smoothie.
If you want to make this for the kids leave out the macha.