Fiber-filled Horchata smoothie & a giveaway!

Please note: I am a Brand Ambassador for Benefiber. However, all opinions stated below are my own. A special thanks to Benefiber for sponsoring this post!  For more information about the Company, be sure to visit their official Facebook page.

 

I’m bringing you a very exciting giveaway today!

But before I get into that…

You may recall a post that I wrote last month about the importance of consuming enough fiber.

During this busy time of the year, it is so easy to forget that we still need to eat healthfully, get enough fiber, exercise, and drink lots of water.

I blame Santa.

He’s a really bad influence with all of those cookies.

As a follow-up to last month’s post, I’m going to share a recipe for a fiber-filled smoothie to help you power through the holidays.

  Fiber-filled-Horchata-Smoothie-from-The-Grass-Skirt-blog

Ingredients:

1/3 cup jasmine rice (or whatever rice you have on hand)

1 cup blanched and skinned almonds

1 cinnamon stick

3 cups hot water

2 cups cold almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons Benefiber (optional)

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

In a grinder, Vitamix, or food processor, grind the rice until fine and powdery.  Pour the hot water over the rice and add the whole cinnamon stick and vanilla extract.  Cool, cover, and let it sit overnight.  After it has been sitting for at least 8-10 hours, blend the mixture with the almond milk until creamy and smooth.  You may have to strain through a fine sieve to discard the grit.  Add the maple syrup and Benefiber.  Chill and serve!

 

As you know, I love drinking smoothies to get my daily dose of all the good stuff my body needs, and adding the Benefiber to the smoothies is so convenient.  Since it is tasteless, you can pretty much add it to anything!

 

Giveaway Details

In order to help you get all of the fiber that your body needs, Benefiber is giving away some of their powder AND a $100 AmEx gift card to use however you’d like.

Just complete as many of the steps below as you want, and you’ll earn yourself some entries to win.  Unfortunately, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be announced on December 31, 2013.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Good luck and enjoy your weekend!

erin

65 Comments

  1. I am hoping to get a Ninja Ultima Blender for Christmas so this would be perfect to make then when I have a high powered blender, haha!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Absolutely! :)

  2. Jessie C.

    I dream for a Vitamix, dear Santa. Happy Holidays!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! :)

  3. Jessica To

    I have been eating horribly lately. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. Mary Happymommy

    I need to improve my diet in 2014.

  6. Brittany Whitley

    Giving away a Benefiber product during the Holiday season is both smart & ironic LOL! I can’t begin to tell you how horrible my eating habits are during this time of year. I *always* claim I’m going to eat better every year and it never seems to happen. I gotta get my act together. Thank you for this chance! It would be a blessing to win this :)

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Aw. You’re welcome! And don’t feel bad. I think that most people fall off the healthy eating wagon during this time of the year. :)

  7. Danielle F.

    Thanks for this great giveaway & Happy Holidays!!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Happy Holidays to you too!

  8. Thank you for this fantastic chance to win!

  9. stephanie

    THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY

  10. I have never tried horchata. It looks like something I’d like to try.

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    It’s REALLY yummy!

  11. The smoothie sounds delicious. Sweet and tasty!

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I just wanted to let you know I’ve been seeing an ad crop up on your site that’s a little inappropriate for an online gaming website. Just thought I’d let you know. Anyway, wishing you and your family well. Happy Holidays!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Oh my goodness, thank you for letting me know! The ads rotate, so I don’t see the same ones that some of you see. I’ll have to investigate how to stop that. Happy Holidays to you too!

  13. Sorry, meant the ad was for an online gaming site and the ad was also inappropriate, not that it was too inappropriate to be on a gaming site, which is what it sounded like I said. Just realized that the wording was a bit strange.

  14. This smoothie sounds delicious! :-)

  15. I miss horchata! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, which I wish I could make (but we don’t have a food processor). And I do love tossing fiber-ful things into baking recipes…1 Tblsp of Benefiber into brownies or oat bars works really well!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Doesn’t it? I love how you can’t even taste it. It is a great way to sneak some extra fiber into my husband’s diet. Shhh… ;)

  16. Smart giveaway for the time of year lol. It will definitely be a good product for keeping some new years’ resolutions! Thanks for the giveaway

  17. Awesome! Thanks so much for the chance!!!

  18. Lisa Brown

    thank you for the chance to win :)

  19. Allison Downes

    I love benefiber. Thank you for having such a nice giveaway!

  20. Kim Henrichs

    This sounds so good! Getting more fiber in my diet is on my goal list for 2014.

  21. Tabathia B

    I need to drink more water in 2014 tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com 

  22. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! We love Benefiber in our house

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. Barbara Montag

    I usually eat clean but have been slipping.
    So need to get my ct back together!
    Thank you.

  24. Oh that sounds so good with the vanilla, almond milk, and maple syrup! I will have to try this one!

  25. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!! I am a big fan of Benefiber!

  26. I love Benefiber! I add it to drinks and foods. It is the best product like that of all I have tried – nothing compares.

  27. joseph gersch

    i like benefiber

  28. Sonya Morris

    Your smoothie sounds delicious! I will have to try it but with coconut milk. Thank you!

  29. courtney b

    thanks for the giveaway! im using metamusel but thinking of switching

  30. steve weber

    thank you for the generous giveaway.

  31. Merry Christmas!

  32. Sandra VanHoey

    The recipe sounds great. I have used the benefiber many times and like it. I even put in my coffee.Thanks for a great giveaway

  33. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope your holiday was great!

  34. Wanda McHenry

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and Happy Holidays!

  35. Heather Hayes Panjon

    Thanks For The Great Giveaway!

  36. What an awesome giveaway!

  37. Sonya Morris

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  38. rebecca shockley

    It was nice to come across such a great blog and then you have a beautiful giveaway going too, thank you!!

  39. Mary Jenkins

    I just had a horchada at a flea market last week. It was my first ever, and I fell in love. It tasted like sweet cereal milk!

  40. Hope you have a great New Year.

  41. Awesome products!

  42. Cool product line

  43. Dawn Monroe

    I know I dont get out much but Ive never heard the word horchada before so thanks for the information. :)

  44. Janice Cooper

    After all the food and desserts I ate this holiday, I need to get on the ball and start eating healthier. I would love to buy or purchase a nice blender to make healthy smoothies.

  45. I’m with others, we all need a Benefiber cleanse!

  46. Cassandra Eastman

    I really need to start adding benefiber to our smoothies and oatmeal, what a great idea to sneak in some fiber everyday! :)

  47. Terry Maigi

    Great giveaway! THanks for the chance!

  48. Michelle C

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  49. thanks for the giveaway!~

  50. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  51. Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. I would love to try Benefiber! Thanks for the chance.

  53. Amanda Sakovitz

    thank you very much for the great giveaway!

  54. Jennifer Marie

    Thanks for the chance!!

  55. Thomas Murphy

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. Ashley Tucker

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. Yumm this sounds delish! I definitely need to add fiber back to my diet after eating terribly over the holidays… might just have to start with this smoothie :)

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