easy 3-ingredient black rice smoothie

On a trip to Taipei we discovered a latte with black rice as main ingredient. I had considered to make a drink with black rice, so once back home I got to experiment. My go-to technique was a smoothie. The result turned out a practical, super-easy and irresistible power drink with only 3 ingredients!

The beans provide lots of non-dairy protein, and blended with black rice, this smoothie is packed with carbs, protein, fiber, mineral and micronutrients. Easily replaces a meal or helps you to recover after a workout. 

I prefer to make my own red bean paste, but you can have a look at your local food store. The one from Morinaga is yummy and not too sweet (if you want to try my recipe for homemade red bean paste, drop me a line and I send it to you).

Refrigerated and sealed, each ingredient keeps for up to a week, so you can keep blending for a while!  


First, boil the rice as described in a previous post: Black Sticky Rice w/ Coconut Milk (without adding coconut milk, palm sugar or brown sugar).

Then, blend all 3 ingredients!

You can add more sticky rice or red bean paste according to your preference.



If not sweet enough (largely depends on the brand of soy milk and red bean paste), you can add some honey.