Rice Dream Smoothie

rice dream smoothie

What do you do with leftover rice? You blend it ;-)  I see the puzzled look on your face. And I agree, it is somewhat weird. At least I have never heard anyone do that before.

But when you think about it, it makes total sense:

Brown rice is super nutritious, gives slow release energy that keeps you full for longer. And it even has a cleansing effect on your gut.

And with it’s lovely white colour and fond memories of rice puddings, we are onto a winning combination here.

I only thought of adding rice, when I realized that most substantial Smoothie Recipes contain oats. I love oats. But more times than not they don’t agree with me. Whereas I have never had any problems from eating brown rice – and I ate tons of that stuff in the initial stages of the Candida Diet.

This is a Smoothie to my liking – simple, lush & filling!

And healthy, too, of course.

green rice dream smoothie

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Rice Dream Smoothie
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Serves: 1
  • ½ can coconut milk
  • 3-4 heaped tbsp cooked brown rice (or brown rice protein powder)
  • ½ small apple (I used Braeburn)
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 tsp Maca powder (you could use vanilla instead)
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • a few dashes of almond milk (I used unsweetened)
  • optional: ¼ tsp spirulina and ¼ tsp chlorella)
  1. Fill the coconut milk in your blender.
  2. Add the cooked brown rice or rice protein powder. If you opt for cooked rice and it’s already a day old then it’s best to briefly fry the rice with the coconut oil. Put aside for a few minutes to cool down again.
  3. Chop the cucumber and apple into slices or chunks and add to the coconut milk.
  4. Add the spices and a bit of almond milk.
  5. Then blend on high until everything is smooth.

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shakti May 4, 2013 at 11:57

Sounds very quick to do, easy!
And, just delicious.
Nutritious too….what more could you want or need from your smoothie.
That one is going for a test run later today.
Thank you.


Sandra May 4, 2013 at 16:01

yes,yes,yes! The simple things are often the best… Maybe this smoothie will get me back into cooking lots of coconut rice (well, I call it coconut rice, but really I mean cooked brown rice with coconut oil). I always used to have some ready to snack on. But somehow I don’t cook it that often any more. (Note to self: eat.more.rice!)
Let me know what you think of it when you test it, and if you have any ideas to tweak it.
Happy Saturday :)


Erin May 7, 2013 at 01:57

This looks amazing! It would be a great addition to 5-Ingredient Mondays (http://siftstirandsavour.com/2013/05/05/5-ingredient-mondays-sugar-free-cherry-citrus-popsicles-vegan-gluten-free/), if you’re interested :)


Sandra May 7, 2013 at 08:59

Thanks so much Erin. I’d love to take part in your 5 Ingredient Mondays :-)
See you there!


Heather @Gluten-Free Cat May 8, 2013 at 11:59

You are so incredibly creative! I think you need to write a smoothie cookbook. I am volunteering to be your taste tester. ;)


Sandra May 8, 2013 at 15:59

Deal ;-) You wait, til I’m allowed to eat fruit again properly, hah! Talking of which – my boyfriend had a moment of creativity, too, yesterday. He blended 2 handfuls of blueberries with 4 kiwis, apple, some rice milk and 2 tbsp of protein powder – very nice and incredibly frothy! I could swear it tasted of banana though. Thanks for your rating Heather!


Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) May 9, 2013 at 21:43

YUMMY! My little guy is sitting by me and he wants to taste the “green” one :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

Hope that your week is fantastic!

Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com


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