6 Amazake Smoothie Recipes

Be energetic with this amazake smoothie! Why don’t you start doing something good by blending amazake, a Japanese fermented rice drink, with fruits and vegetables?

Amazake smoothies

Amazake is sweet and creamy fermented drink, and it’s healthy that contains plenty of nutrients such as vitamins, dietary fiber, and enzymes.

It is delicious just to drink as it is, but by making amazake smoothie, you can enhance the healthy benefits by blending with fruits and vegetables!

If you want to try something new, why not give it a try?

    This recipe is for you, if you
  • love amazake
  • are looking for amazake recipes
  • want to make amazake smoothie

Let me introduce delicious healthy smoothies and some tips as well.

Let’s get started!

About this recipe

  • Use homemade amazake(made by rice koji)
  • Tips for making smoothie
  • 6 delicious amazake smoothie recipes


Amazake in a coffee mug

Amazake is translated literally “Sweet sake” in Japanese but it doesn’t contain any alcohol.

It’s healthy nutrient rich drink that:

  • Boost up your energy level
  • Maintain healthy skin
  • Relief fatigue
  • Improve your digestive system

You can find it at a store easily in Japan(If you live outside of Japan, I’m sure asian market sell it) but I encourage people to make it on your own.

It’s easy to make it and contains more nutritious as the store-bought one kill enzyme by heating process.

If you are curious about how to make amazake, please see Amazake : Japanese Fermented Rice Drink for more details.

In the recipe, you can find:

  • What is amazake
  • Health benefits
  • How to make it at home
  • Ingredients and Cooking utensils
  • How to store
  • Amazake recipes

For these amazake smoothie recipes below, I use homemade Amazake cubes which is frozen in an ice tray.

📋Tips for making Smoothie

Make it simple

Make the ingredients simple by limiting to 3-4 items including amazake, then it will be easier to imagine what the taste will be like.

In this post, all the recipes require only 3 ingredients.

Mix Sweet and Sour

The basic combination looks like this:

  • Amazake + Sour fruit + Sweet fruit or
  • Amazake + Vegetable + Sour or Sweet fruit

Some smoothies are just sweet, but adding sour fruit(such as lemon, tangerine, kiwi etc) to bring out the flavor makes the taste even more delicious.

Use seasonal food

For those who want to drink amazake smoothies on a daily basis, add seasonal fruits and vegetables and gradually change the taste to keep it going.

We drink green smoothies every morning. I use different ingredients almost every day according to the season for 10 years now but I haven’t got tired of it yet!

High-Powered Blender

Amazake smoothie in a blender

A high-powered blender is the key to make a silky smoothie.

My favorite is Blendtec. I’ve been using this for 6 years now, and I’m happy with the quality of smoothie.

I had a low-powered blender before and it couldn’t crush the leaves and apple skins smoothly, so I didn’t like the texture when I drank it.

It’s an expensive utensil, but if you want to enjoy your smoothies daily, it’s absolutely worth having it.

Amazake Smoothie Recipes

Ok, let me show you my favorites amazake smoothies(amounts is in recipe card below).

How to make the smoothie

Cut the ingredients, place in a blender and blend until smooth. It will take less than a couple minutes.

You can see the video below for your reference. It’s not Amazake smoothie but you can check the actual steps.

Related VideoHow to make green smoothie

#1 : Amazake Apple Ginger Smoothie

Amazake apple ginger smoothie

Apple, ginger and amazake.

I use homemade Amazake cubes which is frozen in an ice tray.

It’s a slightly sweet and sour, and so cozy drink.

I like to warm it up a bit before drinking.

#2 : Amazake Green Smoothie

Amazake green smoothie

Green leaf, banana and amazake.

Choose your favorite leaves such as spinach, komatsuna, daikon leaves etc. (The photo above is kale)

If you want to use flavorful and bitter leaves (such as kale, celery leaves, parsley, etc.), use modest amount.

I recommend to pick spinach if you are first time to make green smoothie as it’s easy to drink.

#3 : Amazake Blueberry Smoothie

Amazake blueberry smoothie

Blueberries, banana and amazake.

Our kids favorite, the color is so inviting!

The balance between the acidity of blueberries and the sweetness of amazake is just right.

It’s tasty dessert!

#4 : Amazake Tangerine Smoothie

Amazake tangerine smoothie

Tangerine, persimmon and amazake.

The cute orange color gives you energy. It’s sweet and thick.

It’s full of vitamins, so great for preventing a cold.

#5 : Amazake Avocado Smoothie

Amazake avocado smoothie

Avocado, kiwifruit and amazake.

It’s a refreshing sour smoothie and the sweetness is modest.

Avocado make the smoothie pretty thick and creamy.

If it’s too thick to you, please tweak the texture by adding water.

#6 : Amazake Cacao Smoothie

Amazake cacao smoothie

Cacao powder, banana and amazake.

You can enjoy the aroma of cacao and the sweetness of banana and amazake.

If you feel like something sweet, this one is perfect for you.

Drink before it oxidizes

Some fruits(such as apples, bananas, blueberries) quickly oxidize and change color.

Prepare just before drinking if possible and enjoy a fresh smoothie!

Thanks For Stopping By

Amazake is healthy fermented drink. You would get some health benefit by having it on regular basis and amazake smoothie is the easy way to keep it going. I hope you love these recipes!

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6 Amazake Smoothie Recipes(Japanese Fermented Rice Drink)

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Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Be energetic with this amazake smoothie! Why don’t you start doing something good by blending amazake, a Japanese fermented rice drink, with fruits and vegetables?


Amazake Apple Ginger Smoothie

  • 100 g Amazake, 5 cubes
  • 1 Apple, Remove the core and leave the peel on
  • 1 clove Ginger, Leave the peel on
  • 1 c Water, 240ml

Amazake Green Smoothie

  • 100 g Amazake, 5 cubes
  • 30 g Green leaves, Spinach, kale etc
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 c Water, 240ml

Amazake Blueberry Smoothie

  • 100 g Amazake, 5 cubes
  • 1 c Blueberries
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 c Water, 240ml

Amazake Tangerine Smoothie

  • 100 g Amazake, 5 cubes
  • 2 Tangerines
  • 1 Persimmon, Remove the seeds and leave the peel on
  • 1 c Water, 240ml

Amazake Avocado Smoothie

  • 100 g Amazake, 5 cubes
  • 1/4 Avocado
  • 1 Kiwifruit, Remove the ends and leave the peel on
  • 1 c Water, 240ml

Amazake Cacao Smoothie

  • 100 g Amazake, 5 cubes
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao powder
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 c Water, 240ml


  • Prepare ingredients: Peel ingredients, and cut them into smaller sizes to blend.
  • Blend: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth (1-2 minutes).


  • I use homemade Amazake cubes, which are frozen in an ice tray.
  • Try taste check before serving, and feel free to tweak by adding amazake or fruits to your taste.
  • If you like a creamy smoothie, then add less water.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 92kcal
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: amazake smoothie, Japanese fermented rice drink
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