Horchata Shakeology

Horchata Shakeology

Horchata is a lightly sweet drink usually made from almonds, rice, or tiger nuts and infused with fragrant cinnamon.

It’s 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.

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

To create Horchata Shakeology, we blended creamy Vanilla Whey 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 a 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 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.

Horchata Shakeology
4.42 from 12 votes

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
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 serving
Calories 260 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Shakeology
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


  1. Place almond milk, ice, Shakeology, almonds, cinnamon, and extract 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 serving)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 336mg15%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 20g40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents (*regular and vegan)
1 Red
½ Blue
1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It!
An occasional snackional or enjoy as part of breakfast.

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Horchata Shakeology