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Looking for Healthier Holiday Treats? Try Our Sugar Free, Alcohol-Free Eggnog!

By Medisys on November 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes

Did you know that the average Canadian over the age of 15 drinks 10 litres of pure alcohol per capita annually —that is 3.6 litres more than the world average, and more than our neighbours to the south. 

One 500 mL glass of traditional eggnog can contain up to 800 Calories and nearly 80 grams of sugar! Looking for a healthier alternative? Try this delicious, alcohol-free, sugar-free, healthy take on traditional eggnog. It preserves all the great flavour and holiday cheer of traditional eggnog without all the excess Calories and alcohol.  This delicious eggnog pairs perfectly with our refined-sugar-free holiday-spice gingerbread loaf with ricotta "icing" and "candied" orange peel. Celebrate healthier holidays this year. 

Looking to put your health first? This holiday season, aim to drink less alcohol. The long term effects of excess alcohol consumption include changes to liver metabolism, addiction, damage to the central nervous system and increased cancer risk including breast, colon and liver cancer and also cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx and esophagus. Not to mention unwanted weight gain ("beer belly"), sleep disturbances, and negative changes in mood. Want to see more healthy recipes? Download our free, dietitian-approved recipe book. 

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Sugar-Free Holiday Eggnog Recipe 

Ingredients:

2 cups milk (cow's milk, almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk or mixed dairy and non-dairy milks to taste)

3 egg whites + 1 egg yolk 

1 ripe banana OR 3 pitted medjool dates 

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or the contents of one vanilla bean)

1/4 tsp ground cloves (optional)

 

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor until smooth (or blend in a pot using a hand blender).
  • Pour mixture into a pot and very gently simmer for about 15 minutes, whisking often (do NOT boil).
  • Allow mixture to cool and then chill in refrigerator overnight.
  • Serve in cups or mason jars and sprinkle with extra cinnamon before serving.
  • Garnish for serving with star anise or cinnamon sticks. 

Serves 4

 

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