So.  Let’s talk about the nog.  By which I mean eggnog.  I have always been a huge fan of the stuff.  Because lets face it, it’s creamy and often boozy, and really delicious.  But, I think I have mentioned before, lots of dairy and me?  We don’t get along so well.  Which is all the better in my opinion because I feel overall much better when I limit my dairy intake.

Between the dairy and the sugar, I have avoided the nog for a few years.  And I have really missed it.  Like an old friend you haven’t talked to in a while.  So when brainstorming some holiday flavored ideas, eggnog topped the list.  Why not try to make an eggnog drink?

I wasn’t sure how it would work, seeing as I wasn’t using egg or dairy, two staples in eggnog.  But I am crazy, giddy, excited about how well it turned out!! I made it around dinner (before I ate) so that I could snap some photos of it and enjoy it after I had dinner.  One taste and I actually wanted to skip the food so I could just suck this whole thing down.  It was that good.

I used a few tablespoons of rum, which made a significant difference in the flavor (in a good way) but if you don’t drink, or want to enjoy this sucker for breakfast, I would sub in some rum extract.

Healthy highlight of nutmeg: I am crazy for nutmeg.  It is part of the reason I love pumpkin pie so much.  It’s the nutmeg that gives eggnog its distinct eggnog-y flavor.  But nutmeg doesn’t just taste amazing, it is also great for you.  Nutmeg has been shown to have a beneficial effect on mood, it is thought that it might do so by enhancing serotonin activity.  It is also anti-inflammatory, and has antibacterial properties.  Nutmeg can also help assist your body’s detoxification process.  It has also been shown to promote intestinal health, and help relieve digestive issues.

Vegan Eggnog
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Banana (frozen)
  • ½ teaspoon Nutmeg (fresh grated is my favorite)
  • 2 cups Almond Milk
  • Rum – to taste (see note above)
Instructions
  1. In a blender add all the ingredients
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Add ice if you like it thicker/colder
  4. Drink up and enjoy!!

 

 

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