Keto Mexican Horchata Smoothie


Step 1Place the blanched almonds, fresh lime zest and cinnamon stick in a bowl. Cover with 2 cups of warm water. Let stand for at least eight hours or even better overnight. Note that if you only have unblanched almonds, you will have to peel them after they get soft and before blending.

Step 2After the nuts have soaked and softened, remove the cinnamon stick and lime zest.

Step 3 Place the rest (almonds and water) into a small sauce pan. Add the almond milk and puree with a hand blender until very smooth.

Step 4Heat the mixture up until it starts sizzling and add cinnamon and the sweeteners.

Step 5Whisk the egg and pour it slowly into the mixture while stirring constantly to avoid clumping. Keep stirring and cook for a minute or two.

Step 6Take off the heat and mix in the chia seeds. Allow to thicken, pour in a glass and serve immediately or refrigerate and serve chilled. If you don't like the grainy texture of chia seeds, simply place in a blender and pulse until smooth.

Step 7Serve immediately.