Kinako Milk: Basic Recipe and Health Benefits

As you may know, Kinako (きな粉) is a traditional Japanese food made from whole soybeans roasted and finely ground into powder. 

In addition to coating Mochi (餅: plain white rice cake) in the winter, we commonly use that soy flour in various ways throughout the year, for example, in sweet treats.

Kinako is a nutritious food, and as for the recipe, a healthy beverage became a popular topic in Japan several years ago.

Kinako Milk

Kinako MilkImage: Twitter @kankan1014

The wholesome beverage I introduce here is called Kinako Milk, which, as its name suggests, is a simple mixture of Kinako and milk.

Hence, the recipe is also simple.

Basic Recipe

For instance, if you want 200 ml of Kinako Milk,

  1. First, put a tablespoon of Kinako flour in a glass of 200 ml milk.
  2. Then, stir well. That’s it. 

If you want to sweeten the milk, I recommend adding a teaspoon of honey.

By the way, the drink can be served both cold and hot depending on your mood.

Health Benefits

Kinako Milk Health Benefits

Kinako Milk is such a healthy beverage rich in nutrients that it can bring various benefits, including the following.

Because of these effects, women tend to favor the drink.

Elimination of Constipation

Female hormone imbalance is a common cause of constipation, but Kinako Milk contains plenty of soy isoflavones and dietary fibers.

As those isoflavones work like a female hormone called Estrogen, the drink can help relieve constipation.

Beautiful Hair & Skin

The soy isoflavones in Kinako Milk can also help keep your hair and skin supple, radiant, and beautiful. Plus, Lecithin protects the skin, and Vitamin E has an antioxidant action. 

Further, the beverage is rich in protein, one of the main components of hair and skin.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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