I created this smoothie recipe for a Christmas workshop I hosted last year (has it already been a year!? Yowza!) and I can safely say it was a very big hit. I thought I’d resurface the recipe because I was craving a glass of creamy egg nog and this smoothie really hit the spot. I mean, who doesn’t LOVE egg nog? Of course, the stuff you buy at the store is packed with sugar and artificial hoo-haa. Luckily this smoothie tastes like the real deal but is completely void of processed sugar and is rich in satiating protein. Plus, the spices that I include in the recipe like cinnamon, clove and nutmeg further boost nutrient value. In fact, cinnamon contains plant compounds that help to stabilize blood sugar levels while nutmeg and clove serve as natural anti-micobials.
If you’re worried about the safety of consuming raw eggs, you can omit entirely and just add a scoop of your favorite protein powder though I really encourage you to try it. Not all eggs are created equal! Organic, free-range eggs are not only more nutrient-dense but they’re also significantly less likely to be contaminated with salmonella.
Eggs are a nutrient powerhouse! Some of the nutrients in eggs include selenium, iodine, phosphorus, molybdenum, choline, lutein, vitamins A, B2, B5, B12, E, D and K. Add to this a healthy 5.5 grams of protein, 20% of your RDA for tryptophan and essential fatty acids and you’ve got yourself a perfect food!
Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season! I’m currently home in Canada with my family doing lots of baking and feeding the soul one sip of egg nog smoothie at a time
- 1 raw organic egg
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 medjool dates
- ½ frozen banana
- 3-4 ice cubes
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp ginger
- Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and creamy.