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Raw Mexican Horchata

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We were out with friends recently and they were serving Horchata - a Mexican rice drink...Unfortunately, their recipe had cream, so we didn't have any.Annmarie wanted to give horchata a try using a raw food recipe... and she nailed it.
Ingredients
  Cashew 2 Cup (32 tbs), soaked in water for 20 min, drained well
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Long grain brown rice 2 Cup (32 tbs), soaked in water ovenight
  Cinnamon sticks 3
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Vanilla bean powder 1 Teaspoon
For serving
  Cinnamon powder 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Soak the long grain rice in water overnight with cinnamon sticks.
2. Rinse the rice a few times before use.

MAKING
3. CASHEW MILK: In a blender, add soaked cashews and pour 4 cups of water.
4. Blend for few seconds and add raisins. Continue blending till smooth.
5. Strain the cashew into a bowl and retain the milk.
6. RICE MILK: In the blender put the soaked rice with 4 cups of water.
7. Blend till smooth for a few minutes. Strain into the bowl with cashew milk.
8. In the blender pour the milks again. Put vanilla powder and resume blending. Blend till frothy.

SERVING
9. In a serving glass, pour the horchata and serve garnished with cinnamon powder.

TIPS
If it needs more sweet, add more raisins while blending.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Beverage
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Easy, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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