By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist
How did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I decided to put a healthy and spicy spin on the traditional Mexican drink, Horchata, that is typically made with rice and milk. The results? A delicious, rich and chocolatey smoothie that will be tasty all year round.
The addition of chili powder packs a healthy punch with potent phytonutrients that can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and boost metabolism. Numerous laboratory and animal studies show that the right amount of a chili pepper’s famed phytonutrient, capsaicin, can kill certain cancer cells including colon, esophageal and tongue. Chili peppers are also being studied for helping to combat inflammation that’s related to obesity and diabetes.
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Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)
Fat: 22 g
Trans Fat: 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 390 mg
Carbohydrates: 44 g
Fiber: 14 g
Sugars: 16 g
Protein: 6 g