Amazake Milk – The healthy Japanese drink that is perfect for summer
When it comes to the drink that is perfect for summer, many grown-ups are reminded of chilled beer.However, what comes to your mind, when you hear ideal drinks for the summer season?
The drink that popped into my head is Amazake Milk.
Have you ever drunk or heard of Amazake (甘酒)?Though Amazake literally means sweet sake, it is a sweet non-alcoholic drink that generally contains not more than 1 percent alcohol.
The traditional Japanese drink is made by fermenting mainly rice, malted rice, and sake lees, and the drink is known as a healthy drink because it is rich in nutrients, such as glucose, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, dietary fibers, amino acids, oligosaccharide, and more than 100 types of enzymes.
The health benefits of Amazake Milk
Generally Amazake (Amazon.com) is served hot, but the healthy drink can also be served cold.Actually, I picked up a canned Amazake that can be served chilled at a supermarket near my house.
Then, what is Amazake milk?As the drink name indicates, the drink is an Amazake-milk mixture, in other words, it is made mixing Amazake with milk.
As I wrote above, Amazake is a healthy drink, and so is milk.What is better, this Japanese website says that the 2 healthy drinks make a great combination mainly because of the following reasons.
- Amazake contains an amino acid, GABA, and milk contains an amino acid, Tryptophan.Both of the 2 amino acids help stabilize mental condition.Therefore Amazake milk has stress-reducing actions
- Amazake contains very little calcium, but milk is rich in calcium.Amazake promotes decomposition of the milk sugar included in milk and helps your body absorb calcium
- The enzymes in Amazake help your body absorb protein in milk
How to make Amazake Milk (Recommended Amazake Milk recipe)
If you make Amazake Milk, the recommended proportion of Amazake to milk is 1 : 2.Just mix the 2 drinks.
Chilled Amazake milk is perfect for summer, while in the winter season you can enjoy hot one with this recipe!