There are two types of Amazake in Japan. One made with sake lees and other one made with kome kouji or malted rice. The one with sake is alcoholic and you can’t expect much nutrition from it but other has great properties. Kouji is probiotic and being used so much in Japanese cuisine such as Miso, Soya sauce and so on. Hot drink is very popular in Japan- served in Shinto shrine often!
Amazake contains full of nutrition and great for breakfast. Vitamin B and helps increase glucose metabolism and ideal desert for Diabetes. Recently some media focuses that Amazake can be one of the top 5 food for anti-aging!
Amazake Fruits shake
- 1 cup Amazake- I made it by myself but you can buy them from clearspring for example https://www.clearspring.co.uk/search?q=amazake
- 1&1/2 cups almond or rice milk.
- Favourite fruits- I used Blueberries and Golden Kiwi.
- A pinch sea salt
- Purée all ingredients thoroughly in a blender.
- For a smooth texture, pour through a fine-mesh strainer to remove rice hulls. Save them in the refrigerator for filling of cakes or biscuits as well.
Also…..Classic Amazake drink
For a breakfast, just heat amazake gently and serve with a hint of ginger or dilute with water and serve hot. No need to add any sugar.