Misutgaru 미숫가루 – Traditional Korean Smoothie

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Ooh, it’s that powder stuff!

It kinda looks like something you get in bulk at GNC, filled with protein and creatine.

Misutgaru (MEE-soot-ga-ru, “roasted rice powder”) is actually a traditional powder made from rice that has been cooked, dried and ground, along with nuts and other grains.

We have a big whole bunch of it in our household. It’s sometimes sprinkled on patbingsu. Yet the most popular application is mixed as a drink, usually with just water an honey.

It’s the original smoothie, you could say. But I’ve always hated that word “smoothie.” Sounds like a classification of bowel movement.

Anyway. Simple. I chunked a banana in my cup and dusted it with–I don’t know. Does it look like a couple tablespoons of Misutgaru?

Filled it to level with milk and blended with my boat motor.

The attempt at garnish was pathetic. Using a blender is the best way to deal with this stuff. It doesn’t dissolve easily and is usually quite clumpy. Eun Jeong likes to eat it in a bowl with a spoon.

The taste is nutty, like a peanut butter smoo–um, milkshake. The little clumps, and there will always be little clumps, crackle between the molars. In a pleasant way. As far as health drinks go, this is a good one. And it doesn’t have that stale artificial chocolate taste like the musclenecks at the gym drink.

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  1. If necessary peel the fruit (i.e. bananas, citrus fruits, mangoes etc) after which put in the fruit at a gentle rate even as blending and blend until the mixture has a smooth texture. Adding up ice cubes in the blender while making smoothie recipe can be extremely popular. Another substitute is to use frozen fruit, this assists to naturally chill the drink plus giving the drink a thicker runniness.

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