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Low-Carb Spanish Horchata

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Have you ever tried Spanish Horchata? Unlike the Mexican version of this deliciously refreshing drink that is made with rice, Spanish Horchata is made with prebiotic-rich tigernuts. I combined my homemade tigernut milk with coconut milk to reduce the overall carb count and boost healthy fat content, making this drink more suitable for the ketogenic diet. Both tigernut and coconut milk are naturally sweet, so I skipped sweeteners but you can add any keto-friendly sweeteners to your liking.

Hands-on Overall

Allergy information for Low-Carb Spanish Horchata

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs6.3 grams
Protein2.1 grams
Fat19 grams
Calories195 kcal
Calories from carbs 12%, protein 4%, fat 84%
Total carbs7.4 gramsFiber1.1 gramsSugars1.9 gramsSaturated fat14.8 gramsSodium13 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium46 mg(11% RDA)Potassium251 mg(13% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 cups)


  1. Prepare the tigernut milk a day in advance by following these instructions. Mix 4 cups of tigernut milk with 2 cups of coconut milk and sweetener (if used). Stir until the sweetener is dissolved and pour in a jug. Add cinnamon sticks and place in a fridge. Let it infuse for at least 2 hours or overnight. Low-Carb Spanish Horchata
  2. Serve over ice and sprinkle with some cinnamon. Keep refrigerated and use within one week. Low-Carb Spanish Horchata

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Tigernut milk, unsweetened
4.1 g0.6 g2.9 g47 kcal
Coconut milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
2.1 g1.5 g16.1 g148 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Ice cubes
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
6.3 g2.1 g19 g195 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (3)

Thanks for this. I'm going to try it once I get home! :O To think...horchata. :O Lol.

Do you recommend peeled or unpeeled tiger nuts for your tiger nut milk?

I used unpeeled but I think you can use either. If you use peeled, you won't have to soak them for as long as unpeeled.