When I think of the holidays, my mind goes straight to festive food and drinks. This time of year is so special because it means time with family and friends surrounded by yummy treats! It wasn't until about two years ago that I began to like eggnog, specifically because I learned the traditional recipe calls for raw egg. Sorry, but I can't get on board with that... So, because I love eggnog and want SEVERAL glasses of it during the winter months, I came up with this Eggless Eggnog recipe!
Speaking of the holidays, Christmas is THIS WEEKEND! How did that even happen? I swear it feels like two weeks ago was Halloween... Ever since graduating from college, it seems like every month is over before it even begins. It's been over three years since I graduated from undergrad and almost six months since graduating with my Master's! I can't believe that!
For Christmas this year, I'll be working all weekend plus traveling to Ryan's family's celebrations and then back to the Milwaukee area to see my family. Life never slows down!
In the midst of all of the traveling and working, I am making a deliberate effort to continue a whole food diet. Last Christmas season, Ryan and I binged HARD on some pretty unhealthy foods (aka we drank several bottles of craft beer EVERY NIGHT and inhaled spicy spinach artichoke dip on the regular) and we both felt horribly sick going into 2016. Aside from the fact that I was embarrassed to have gained over ten pounds in two months from eating and drinking that way, I'm actually really grateful that happened, because I learned a lot about my health and my body. I just feel BETTER when I eat real food. Of course I crave some unhealthy treats at times (especially this time of year when chocolates are practically falling from the sky), but the majority of the time, I eat a healthy and balanced diet. I love to workout and, if I eat junk even just 2-3 meals a week, my endurance suffers. Long story short, that's where I'm at right now. Buuuuut, I'm not going to lie and say haven't splurged over the last week. I'd love to hear some feedback on how you've been handling cravings during the holiday season!
This recipe is vegetarian, grain-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free! Enjoy!
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
1 pint heavy cream
13.5 oz can coconut milk (chilled)
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg + extra for garnish
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp maple syrup
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Blend until combined.
- Garnish with nutmeg.
- Serve chilled.