Cinnamon rice milk is a delicious drink and makes an absolutely yummy smoothie. This is a drink the entire family will enjoy! Nutritious foods do not have the unusual or unappealing taste many people believe they do. It is possible to eat healthy and still love the taste of the foods you eat. You can even get kids to eat healthy without a fuss when you create great tasting foods and drinks like our cinnamon rice milk.
Milk is a hot button in the health community. Proponents of milk and other dairy products point out that vitamin D and calcium are an essential part of our diet and in high supply in dairy. Others believe that dairy is dangerous and those essential dietary needs should come from other foods. Regardless where you stand on dairy and whether or not it is healthy, you can enjoy rice milk without concern. Alternative milks, like rice, coconut, and almond, all have health benefits and are considered low-risk by those against dairy. Rice milk is rich and creamy and is delicious in smoothies and shakes.
Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 170 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Sodium:74 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 17 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8 |
- 1/2 cup long grain brown rice, uncooked
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 cinnamon stick, about 2"
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups milk (we used low fat milk...alternatives: whole milk, soy or almond milk)
- 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
- Add rice and cinnamon stick to a medium bowl, pour hot water over, cover and allow to soak for 2-3 hours. Add rice along with water, cinnamon stick and vanilla to a blender and blend until rice and cinnamon are finely ground. Pour mixture through a fine meshed sieve into a half gallon size pitcher.
- Add residue in sieve back into the blender, add milk and maple syrup, blend until combined. Pour milk through the sieve into the pitcher. Discard leftover residue. Refrigerate until ready to drink.
- Pour milk over ice and enjoy!
- Tip: To make a smoothie, add 1 cup rice milk, 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, a banana and ice.
- I'd love to try this same recipe with Quinoa. If you make it before I get around to it...please let me know how it turned out.
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