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.
- 1 Banana (frozen)
- ½ teaspoon Nutmeg (fresh grated is my favorite)
- 2 cups Almond Milk
- Rum – to taste (see note above)
- In a blender add all the ingredients
- Blend until smooth
- Add ice if you like it thicker/colder
- Drink up and enjoy!!