Avena (drink)

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Avena
Main ingredient(s) Oatmeal, water or milk, sugar

Avena is a beverage prepared with stewed oatmeal milk, water, cinnamon, clove and sugar[1] in Colombian cuisine, Nicaraguan cuisine, and in the cuisines of some other Latin American countries. Avena means oat in the Spanish language. It is somewhat similar to horchata, a sweet rice milk drink from Mexico.

Avena is prepared using water and milk brought to a boil. Sugar and a small amount of oatmeal is added and cooked. If water is used, some amount of milk may optionally be added at the end of cooking. The oats may then be strained out, blended using a blender, or simply allowed to settle to the bottom of the pitcher. Cinnamon is sometimes used as well.

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