RAW VEG-NOG – EGGNOG WITH A HEALTHY TWIST

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. 


Raw Veg-nog

Prep Time |15 min 

(Serves 2)

Ingredients… 

  • 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
  • Ice


Notes…

  • 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.

…VoilĂ !

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!

Until next!

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