Growing up, Egg Nog was an absolute staple for a Holiday get-together. It was that one special drink that would light up children’s eyes then quickly vanish to their bellies. Now, as the ingredient lurking investigator that I am, it is hard for me to enjoy this once close to my heart seasonal drink without thinking of all the gunk that saturates my system with each sip.
Luckily there is always a healthy alternative to every thing we ingest (like these gluten free and vegan blueberry muffins). And believe it or not healthy alternatives can actually be delicious. Today’s healthy egg nog recipe proves it.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup soaked pecans
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 5 shakes of nutmeg
- 5 shakes of pumpkin pie seasoning
- Soak the pecans over night.
- Add all the ingredients: coconut milk, almond milk, pecans, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a blender and mix well.
- Pour, and serve!
- Total calories are before they are rationed off to 4 servings. 1 cup will equal to around 75 calories, before any alcohol is added.
If you want to make healthy “spiked” egg nog, add a shot of caramel vodka.. aaaaa-mazing.
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I hope everyone had a beautiful and fulfilling Christmas day packed with loved ones and laughter. This new year will be a fresh start for all, and the perfect time to kick start a new healthy lifestyle!