Husband and I love getting into the kitchen and creating wholesome food and drinks together. We are excited to share the very first of many healthy recipes made by he and I here on he blog! With the new year approaching its perfect timing for a lil’ something new to the blog, wouldn’t you say?
We’ve always wanted to create a raw and healthier version of the infamously rich eggnog. Eggnog is a thick and creamy drink often described as an egg-milk-punch (terrible name I know!). Traditional eggnog is served warm for the comfort of those celebrating the holidays in the colder months. Our spin on the holiday classic is completely vegan-friendly and tastes best chilled, ideal for those enjoying Christmas in summer.
Prep Time || 15 min
- 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
- 2 medium-sized pitted dates (soaked)
- 2 medium-sized ripe bananas (frozen)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus more for garnish
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Pinch of ground cloves
- Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
- 2 shots of spiced rum
- Soften dates by soaking them in warm water for 5-10 minutes. The warmer the temperature the faster they will soften. Dates are a healthy sweetener for your veg-nog. You may switch it up to maple syrup if you prefer.
- Thaw frozen bananas for 5-10 minutes before attempting to peel. *Tip, cut off both ends of the banana and cut down the whole banana lengthwise for easy peel removal.
- We have used all organic ingredients to ensure our veg-nog is bursting with flavour and taste.
- We like to add a little Christmas cheer (rum) to our veg-nog however you can skip that step and enjoy alcohol-free.
Lets get started…
- In a mixing bowl (preferably with a spout) combine almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and Himalayan pink salt. Lightly whisk mixture and allow to infuse for 2-3 minutes.
- Add soaked dates, frozen bananas and mixture to a high speed blender and process until creamy and smooth. To resemble traditional eggnog you may like to strain the veg-nog at this stage for a silk-like consistency. We preferred a more organic and rustic finish.
- Prepare two festive AF cups. I purchased these spirited cups from Eloquence Boutique. Fill with ice and pour one shot of rum into each glass.
- Add your veg-nog mixture and fill to the brim.
- For your garnish, mix a dash of nutmeg together with a pinch of cinnamon and sprinkle on top.
- To complete, throw in a cinnamon stick and serve.
Let the spirit of Christmas warm your home and hearts with love, gratitude and joy. While you are enjoying all the wonderful festivities why not give our recipe a whirl!
Have yourself a healthy little Christmas!