You may have not thought of ever making a rice smoothie, but if rice goes in a pudding, why can’t it go in smoothies?
So, I tried it! I chose classic well-known flavors with the rice.
I aimed to achieve the same taste you would get from a fruity rice pudding.
So I guess you could call this smoothie a rice pudding smoothie! You have to try it, you will be surprised how good rice can be in a smoothie!Print
- 1/2 cup coconut milk from a can (unsweetened)
- 1/2 cup cooked white rice (steamed or boiled)
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (unsweetened)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/3 tsp vanilla
- Cook your rice by steaming it or boiling it. Roughly 1/3 cup of uncooked rice will make the right amount of cooked rice you need.
- Once the rice is cooked, let it cool completely.
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 4-5 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
*For recipe tips, smoothie variations, and more, scroll past the recipe!
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Category: Smoothie
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 489
- Sugar: 22.6g
- Fat: 28.2g
- Carbohydrates: 49.1g
- Fiber: 5.8g
- Protein: 8.5g
Why You Will Love This Rice Smoothie
This rice smoothie is a lot healthier than traditional rice pudding.
On top of that, it tastes just as good!
Other reasons why I think you will love this smoothie as much as me include:
- Creamy Texture: The combination of coconut milk and cooked rice offers a creamy, pudding-like texture that’s both satisfying and comforting, reminiscent of traditional rice pudding.
- Naturally Sweet: With the natural sweetness from maple syrup and mixed berries, this smoothie satisfies sweet cravings without the need for refined sugars, making it a healthier choice.
- Nutrient-Rich: This smoothie is packed with vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K, supporting overall health and well-being.
- Energy Boosting: The carbohydrates from white rice and berries provide a quick energy boost, while the healthy fats from coconut milk and peanut butter offer sustained energy, making it perfect for breakfast or a midday snack.
- Versatile Flavors: The unique blend of peanut butter with the tartness of berries and the tropical hint of coconut milk creates a complex flavor profile that’s both intriguing and delicious.
- High in Protein and Fiber: With added peanut butter and the natural fiber from berries and chia seeds, this smoothie is filling and can help keep you satisfied longer.
- Easy to Make: This smoothie is simple to prepare, requiring just a blender and a handful of ingredients, making it an accessible option for a quick meal or snack on the go.
Recipe Substitutions And Variations:
In case you want a slightly different smoothie, here are some optional variations and substitutions you can make to this energy smoothie:
- For a brown rice smoothie, use brown rice instead of white rice in your smoothie.
- Instead of berries, you can use tropical fruit, such as mango or pineapple.
- For double rice flavor, use rice milk instead of coconut milk.
- If you are nut-free, you can replace the peanut butter with seeds, such as flax or chia.
I hope you like this easy and delicious rice smoothie recipe.
Any thoughts, or things you have tried that work better, feel free to drop me a comment below. I am here to learn, just like you.