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.
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!
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.
Good luck and enjoy your weekend!