I am one of those peculiar types who continues to drink hot beverages in triple-digit heat. I love my hot tea and will drink it until they yank it from my sizzling hands in the bowels of hell. Some of you switch to iced coffee or cold-brew tea in the summer, but not I. If you are wanting to switch to another hot drink in the warm months try this kept coconut milk “horchata.”
Horchata is a Latin American drink normally made from water, sugar, rice, and cinnamon. You can commonly find it in taco shops here in Texas. The problem with traditional horchata is that it is essentially carb-dense, sugar water. That is what makes this keto coconut milk horchata drink a fatty health alternative. Note: this is not a traditional horchata drink. It doesn’t have rice or even tiger nuts (more common in Spain), but it is quite savory.
Either using refrigerated coconut milk (Click HERE to listen to NPE Radio episode of reviews of non-dairy milks or read the article by clicking HERE) or canned coconut milk, this drink is full of superfood-ey unsaturated and saturated fats. If you are looking to make it even more ketogenic, opt for the canned variety, though you have to deal with the BPA issues. (Click HERE to read our articles on the dangers of BPA or HERE to listen to NPE Radio episode on BPA.)
The other ingredients in this recipe make this a more nutrient-dense beverage. Cinnamon is a natural sweetener, high in the ORAC scale as well as naturally reducing your blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Great for those with Cardiovascular issues!
Click HERE to read on the benefits of cinnamon.
The chia seeds bring added great unsaturated fats and loads of fiber. They also bring a nice texture to the drink!
The coconut milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg are a must to make this recipe incredible. Spruce it up and experiment with other ingredients to alter the taste to your liking.
In a saucepan, warm the coconut milk. Add the ashwagandha, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Take off heat and stir in maple syrup and chia seeds. Garnish with cinnamon, chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, and/or whipped cream.
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In a saucepan, warm the coconut milk.
Add the ashwagandha, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Take off heat and stir in maple syrup and chia seeds.
Garnish with cinnamon, chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, and/or whipped cream.