Horchata Shakeology

Horchata Shakeology

A frosty glass of horchata is great for drinking with spicy food (especially if that food is from a taco stand with really good al pastor).

Horchata is a lightly sweet drink usually made from almonds, rice, or tiger nuts and infused with fragrant cinnamon. It has been enjoyed in many parts of the world for centuries, especially in Spanish speaking countries, and each region claims their own recipe is numero uno. The kind that’s most widely drunk in the U.S. and Mexico is made from rice.

Horchata is best when it’s served ice cold on a hot day. So naturally, it’s a delicious idea for an icy, cinnamon-y, Shakeology smoothie!

To create Horchata Shakeology, we blended creamy Vanilla Shakeology with unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Two full tablespoons of sliced raw almonds give it extra almond flavor and a nice texture. The result is an horchata smoothie that will make you feel like celebrating Cinco de Mayo every day of the year.

Turn this horchata recipe into an especially good Shakeology “milkshake” by doubling the ice to make it thick enough to enjoy with a spoon. Bonus points: sprinkle with cinnamon and sliced almonds and serve with a cinnamon stick.

If you’re feeling extra festive, garnish your shake with a sprinkling of lime zest or a dash of metabolism-boosting cayenne pepper. These are not traditionally served with horchata, but they taste yummy in this smoothie. Top it off with a colorful drink umbrella, put your feet up like you’re on vacation somewhere sunny, and enjoy.

Watch the video below to see how it’s made! Don’t have Shakeology yet? Get all of the Shakeology flavors here.

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Horchata Shakeology

Horchata is a creamy beverage from Spain and Latin America made from rice or nuts and spiced with cinnamon that tastes like a rich dessert. This healthy version will let you enjoy the yummy treat without it ending up on your waistline.
Course Shakeology
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 260 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or rice milk)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced raw almonds
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place almond milk, extract, Shakeology, almonds, cinnamon, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Horchata Shakeology
Amount Per Serving (1 Smoothie)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 336mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 8g
Protein 20g 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Horchata Shakeology

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Fat
1½ Protein
½ Single Serving Snack

P90X3 Portions
½ Carb
1½ Protein
1½ Fat

Body Beast Portions
1½ Fat
1 Protein Liquid
3 Balanced Liquid

Portion Fix Containers
1 Red
½ Blue
1 tsp.

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