Light and delicious-"Guilt-Free" Eggnog recipe

23 Dec 2013 no comments TASTEHAVEN Categories blog

This year you worked so hard to get in shape, however with all the goodies around during the holidays, it’s a challenge not to enter the new year with some baggage .

Many people either fall off the wagon or miss out on their favorite treats like – eggnog but most commercially or home-made versions are not figure friendly, filled with highly processed ingredients, egg yolks,  chemicals,  high fat cream,  non-nutritious white sugars and HFC’s that can wreak havoc on your weight loss or healthy lifestyle efforts.

So, I’m sharing my vegan eggnog recipe, it’s made with fresh almond milk (homemade if possible), frozen banana, dates, a touch of vanilla and spices to produce a delicious creamy version of this holiday treat.

Did I say it’s, low in fat, yummy and  a lot healthier and the kids will love it too? You may adjust the spices to your taste, add coco to make a chocolate version or add a tiny pinch of turmeric for more color.

Merry-Merry Holidays!

Light and Delicious “Guilt Free”-Eggnog Recipe
1 & 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 frozen bananas, peeled and sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 date, soaked for 10 minutes
dash of ground clove
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
a pinch of sea salt if desired

Add almond milk, bananas and date into the blender (I like the Vitamix), blend on high for 20 seconds or until there are no chunks of frozen banana left.
Pour into a glass, garnish with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.
Makes 2-8 ounce servings.
Approx: Cals=144, sat fat=0, cholesterol=0, carbs=31.8, Fiber=4.2, sugars=17.4
Nutrition rating=B+

Posted by: Faye Melville