Horchata Made With Quinoa
You may be used to quinoa as being fare you eat with a fork, but registered dietician Cheryl Forberg, author of Cooking with Quinoa for Dummies, recommends transforming the high-protein ingredient into a drink.
According to Forberg, who is also The Biggest Loser nutritionist, quinoa drinks have long been enjoyed in parts of South America, where quinoa is grown abundantly. She adds, "Now that more and more people are aware of the many benefits of quinoa, hopefully they will take advantage of it – even in liquid form." She includes a few drinkable quinoa recipes in her cookbook, including a Bolivian refresco, horchata, and smoothies.
We love the horchata made with quinoa. Forberg's original recipe is made with (dairy) milk, but we swapped in rice milk with delicious results.
Recipe adapted from Cooking with Quinoa for Dummies by Cheryl Forberg, RD.
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