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Healthy Holiday Nog

What says HOLIDAYS! better than eggnog?

Healthy Holiday Nog!

Delisa & Healthy Holiday Nog a yummy alternative to eggnogThis is the simplest, yummiest AND healthiest version of nog you’ll ever find. Totally vegan, and made from whole, unprocessed plants. And you can make it in about 2 minutes. (The first minute is taking the ingredients out of your cupboard and freezer.)

You know me . . . I’m all about enjoying life, but not compromising my health in the process. So I find it’s almost always possible to come up with a healthy version of less-healthy foods we’ve enjoyed in the past. When you assume it IS possible, you’re over half-way there. Then you just figure out how to do it. And voila! The new, healthy version is often even tastier than the old, unhealthy version.

And as you also know about me, I’m all about varying any recipe to suit your own tastes. This recipe is no different. If you want it less sweet, use less dates. If you like more nutmeg, add more nutmeg! If you hate nutmeg, leave it out. Any recipe is just a starting point.

If you like rum in your eggnog, try adding a little rum extract for flavor, and do yourself a favor and leave out the alcohol.

Enjoy the video, then get out your own blender and try it for yourself.

 

(click the title to download the recipe)→  Healthy Holiday Nog Recipe

 

After you try this recipe, please come back and leave a comment.
I’d love to hear how you like it, and how you varied it to suit your own taste!

10 Responses to Healthy Holiday Nog

  1. Becky Carr December 19, 2013 at 5:29 PM #

    Wow !
    Thanks Delisa!
    Can’t wait to try it.

    • Delisa Renideo December 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM #

      Thanks, Becky. Let me know how you like it, okay?

      Charlie said he’s never liked eggnog, but was willing to be a taste tester for me as I figured this one out. He LOVES this! It’s not as strong tasting as regular eggnog. (Of course, for some people that will be a negative. So just add more seasonings :-)

  2. Edie Summers December 19, 2013 at 6:36 PM #

    Yum! Thanks for this great recipe, Delisa!

  3. jane December 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM #

    add a whole banana, 1/4 honey and sesame seeds instead of the ones you recommend. use soy milk in place of water. and a shot of rum would be good too.

    • Delisa Renideo December 20, 2013 at 8:09 AM #

      Thanks for sharing your suggestions!
      Yes, you can certainly use soy milk — or any other non-dairy milk — and then you don’t need to blend the cashews and water to make your own non-dairy milk. So you like to add a whole banana? That would certainly thicken it more, so you wouldn’t need the thickening of the chia or flax seeds. I don’t choose to use honey anymore as it isn’t vegan, and find dates to be a great, fiber-rich, whole-food way to sweeten things.

      I haven’t tried making other fruity tasting nogs, but maybe I should. The whole banana would give it a banana taste. So I guess I could try a strawberry nog. Or a peach nog. And if I wasn’t allergic to mangoes, I’d go for a mango nog!

  4. Diane Bianchi December 20, 2013 at 5:57 AM #

    This looks fantastic! I love eggnog, but not all the animal fat. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much, Delisa :)

    • Delisa Renideo December 20, 2013 at 8:11 AM #

      I hope you like it! Give it a try and feel free to add more of the seasonings if you want it to taste stronger. I always start with less, taste it, and then add a little more at a time until it’s how I like it.

      Come back and tell us about it, okay?

  5. Patricia Reese December 23, 2013 at 3:05 AM #

    This is very tasty! I love that it is made with all whole foods. Thank you so much for the recipe.

    • Delisa Renideo December 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM #

      Hi Patricia! So glad you tried it and liked it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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