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Eggless Nog

Pics are up now! Thanks for your patience and to the lovely Mara (imadedinner.net) for helping me fix them! <3

Hiiiii 🙂 How are ya? Hope you’re having a great morning. <3

It’s my last day staying with the parentals– I move into my place TOMORROW! I’m really excited to finally get settled somewhere. Living like a nomad out of suitcases and boxes has been a little painful.

Two suitcases and 11 FedEx boxes to be exact.

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One of the boxes weighs 70 lbs, which I carried down two flights of stairs and out to my car in Orlando. Adrenaline will give you superhero strength, I tell ya.

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Last night, I dug for 20 minutes to find the secret ingredient for the eggless nog I’d been plotting 🙂

I’d been having a dilemma about how I would *color* the nog without using eggs. I wanted it to have that slight yellow eggy color.

tumeric
Zing.

TUMERIC.

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Mission accomplished 🙂

Eggless Nog

Serves one or many

-2 C raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours and rinsed well

-2 C almond milk

-1 C light rum or 3/4 C bourbon (optional)

-1/2-1 t nutmeg (depending on how strong you want the nutmeg flavor)

-1 t cinnamon

-1 t vanilla

-pinch of sea salt

-1/8 t tumeric (optional, for color)

-Stevia, maple syrup, pure sugar or brown sugar, to taste (I used Stevia, about 1 T brown sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup)

Add ingredients to blender and blend on high speed for 3 minutes until smooth

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There was no way I was digging in the boxes again for the Vita-mix.

Top with additional cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Cheers 😉

I’m off to breakfast with my daddoo and then hitting up a Power Hour yoga class. The weather is beautiful, so I might take the pups for a power walk, run, jog… wog. 😀

Have a great day and I’ll see ya laterrrr <3

xoxo

Gina

What’s your winter beverage of choice? Hot cocoa, tea, cider, nog?

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58 Comments

  1. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on December 14, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I am a huge fan — when I was younger my mom used to always buy “Holly Nog” at the grocery store – just for me 🙂

    But I am a cider girl — with a little bit of cinnamon liquor (like Hot Damn or Hot 100) – it tastes sooo good!

    “1 C light rum or 3/4 C bourbon (optional)” —> this is a joke, right? 🙂

  2. Jackie (ananda prana) on December 14, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Cider! Which is strange, because I hate apple juice or applesauce. I guess I only like it hot 😉

  3. Allison @ Food For Healing on December 14, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Ooo i LOVE eggnog during the holidays, my favorite. I used to make some with soy and pudding mix, but since i’m less lactose intolerant, i usually just buy the regular light stuff.

    • Sarah on December 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm

      I would love the recipe using soy and pudding mix!!!!!!!!!!!!! will you post?

      • Allison @ Food For Healing on December 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm

        i suppose i have to now LOL i’ll work on it before christmas here, so keep posted to my blog!

  4. Cyndi @ Weightless Life on December 14, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I love hot cocoa. But lately I’ve been obsessed with the peppermint mocha trio I found at the Borders coffee shop. So delicious.

  5. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on December 14, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Gina, GREAT JOB on the recipe!

    This would not be optional in my nog “1 C light rum or 3/4 C bourbon (optional)”..haha!

    Congrats on moving into your new place tomorrow! You have been on what feels like an epic sojourn for the last 8 mos or so. Basically the 2nd half of 2010 and a little before that. I truly wish you peace and a settled, “at home homey” feeling in your new place. I know that having the Pilot there would make it better but til he comes home, I hope you find some peace and calm and a sense of belonging and can put down roots!

    🙂

    • Carla on December 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm

      HAHAHA! My thoughts exactly I sent my husband to get some so im prepared when my cashews are done soaking 😉

  6. Little Bookworm on December 14, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I love hot chocolate (cocoa)! 🙂

  7. Katie on December 14, 2010 at 11:23 am

    That’s so exciting you’re moving into your new place tomorrow! 🙂 Good luck and hope it goes smoothly.

    I love a SMALL glass of egg nog as it really upsets my stomach (WAY too much dairy), but I’d have to say I’m a Scotch on the rocks kinda gal. I remember growing up my dad and uncle would have a glass Christmas Eve (after the festivities of dinner and going to church) and my dad would let me have a small sip and it eventually grew on me. I can’t do much (like maybe 3-4 sips worth) but it warms you right up! 🙂

  8. Sheena on December 14, 2010 at 11:27 am

    You mean to say that the Vita-Mix didn’t ride shotgun with you on the drive out to Tucson??!!??!!?? For safe measure, I would have secured it with a seatbelt 🙂

  9. Sheena on December 14, 2010 at 11:27 am

    You mean to say that the Vita-Mix didn’t ride shotgun with you on the drive out to Tucson??!!??!!?? For safe measure, I would have secured it with a seatbelt 🙂

  10. Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side on December 14, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Tumeric- cleva cleva! When I was a kid, I LOVED egg nog, then one Christmas I had a sip and thought it was the most disgusting thing ever. But over the past couple of years, I’ve started to dig it once again. I’d say homemade mulled hot cider takes the cake, though. So comforting 🙂

  11. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life on December 14, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I can’t see any of the pictures 🙁

    • Fitnessista on December 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

      neither can i 🙁 trying to fix it

  12. Dynamics on December 14, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Hot Chocolate. Never could stand the taste of egg nog.

  13. Felicia (A taste of Health with Balance) on December 14, 2010 at 11:55 am

    i cant seee any pics! sounds like a good recipe though. so glad your moving into a new place!

  14. Ali @ Ali on the Run on December 14, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Yay, Happy Almost Moving Day!

    As for wintery drinks: I’m a hot chocolate lover, for sure — with whipped cream, please!

  15. Ashley on December 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Good luck moving!! I was never a big fan of egg nog but I love hot tea.

  16. christina on December 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Congrats on moving in! From working at ‘Bizzle’ for a few years I’ve totally lost my appetite for eggnog from making Venti Eggnog Lattes for people. That’s 3x the normal serving! It’s insane. But I have been looking for a Raw and/or raw vegan nog…this one looks fantastic!

  17. bo on December 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    mmmm, nog. i like the idea of nog, but i never really loved the reality of it. once soy nog hit the market i found i like that better.
    >>>christina-doesn’t it blow your mind that people can put away that veniti eggnog latte? i feel a little guilty handing them over the counter. ugh. also ugh is when people order them “nonfat” which is more or less a joke. sigh.

  18. Allison @ Food For Healing on December 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    ya pictures are still not working, but that doesn’t stop nobody from commenting haha! we all have good imaginations i think

  19. Heather (Heather's Dish) on December 14, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    mmmmmmm, even if the photos aren’t there i’m in love with this recipe!

  20. allison @ livingoneday on December 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    sounds great even without photos althought im trying very hard to picture everything!!

  21. Christin@purplebirdblog on December 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I love the rich color turmeric lends to recipes! Brilliant addition! I love hot tea… especially Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride!

  22. meg on December 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    genius! I can’t wait to make this for my christmas party, thanks!!!

  23. Doc on December 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I prefer cider. The texture of eggnog bothers me.

    BUT you could also try soaking the mixture with grated carrot to give it the color you are looking for. That is how people used to color the butter yellow when they made it at home!

  24. Krystina (Basil & Wine) on December 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    That’s so amazing! And healthier than rice nog. I’m a total hot cocoa fiend.

  25. Ilana on December 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I’m a cider girl! I love going to the farmer’s market and getting hot cider while I shop!

  26. Lil on December 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    So… the reason behind the high traffic is because all of us are clicking out of our RSS readers into your website to see if we can see the pics on your site instead 🙂

    haha, you should break your image links more often.

  27. Melissa @ Vegan CacaoBee on December 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Hot chocolate. Good luck with the move tomorrow!

  28. jenna on December 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    this sounds like a great recipe!

  29. Elise on December 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Too hard to have a favorite! I do love nog (the hardcore stuff with cream and eggs but I’m going to try the cashews!), cider, hot chocolate and mulled wine too. I usually can’t stand to drink hot drinks but I will pound them down if there’s spice in them 🙂

  30. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on December 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Nice recipe Gina!! Sounds like you’re having a great day. Can’t wait to hear about your new place!

  31. Kelie on December 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    SOY NOG!!!! It’s the best!

  32. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on December 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve never had eggnog before but have always kind of wanted to. It must be because me mom’s not a huge fan so I grew up with it being a “gross” drink in my mind. I like that this one’s eggless! I’ll have to give it a try.

  33. Leanne on December 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    It makes me sad that the pictures aren’t working 🙁 boooo!

    This looks like a yummy recipe but being non-vegan I’m okay with letting the grocery store make it all ready for me 🙂 muhahah

  34. Caree @ Fit-Mama! on December 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Flavored coffee at starbucks, pumpkin spice latte or gingerbread latte is my fave!

  35. Sara on December 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    still no sunwarrior promo yet?? sorry i keep complaining! im just in need of some very badly!!!

    • Fitnessista on December 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm

      FINALLY the sign up for it is tomorrow!!!! yeahhhh! (whispers: it’s buy one, get one free)

      • Carla on December 14, 2010 at 7:21 pm

        AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Janalyne on December 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    This “Nog” looks delicious. My fave winter drink is definitely Hot Cocoa, but it feels like Christmas if I have a glass of Eggnog because I like Hot Chocolate any time of the year!

  37. Carla on December 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    GAH!!!!!!!!!! This looks fantastic!!!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe! Cashews are soaking as we speak 🙂 You just made me a very happy girl LOL

    • Fitnessista on December 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm

      hope you love it!

  38. katalina on December 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Hi, I cant see any of your pictures for this post!! 🙁

    • Fitnessista on December 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm

      they’re up now! wahoo!

  39. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on December 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I’m not a big egg nog fan, but I’d definitely try an egg-less version. Other than that I’d pick tea. Unless it’s fall and we’re outside. Then it’s cider all the way.

  40. alicia on December 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Not a huge nog fan, usually one mug a season hits the spot for me. Love cider, and hot chocolate. So, I picked up some goat cheese! Better be good!! lol

  41. KRISTEN'S RAW on December 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Sounds delish 🙂

  42. Lea @ Healthy Coconut on December 14, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    For winter time, I like flavored coffee (just wrote cookies for a second there) and holiday flavor teas like Vanilla Cinnamon or Candy Cane tea from Trader Joe’s.

    You carried 70lbs box, you’re a strong girl…either that or you were very determined.

    Have fun with the move tomorrow, you should bless the place by baking cookies on your first night. What do you think?

  43. Amber K on December 14, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I love egg nog. I love that this is dairy AND soy free. Can’t get any better than that. 🙂

  44. Heather (Heather's Dish) on December 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    beautiful! and even better since i can see them!

  45. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I’m all about tea! Especially Celestial Seasonings holidays flavours. 😀

    You must be so excited to move into your place tomorrow! It’ll be nice to be able to have some place that feels like home again. Good luck with the move!

  46. Nikki on December 14, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I was reading everyone comments and wondering why some people have pictures with their comments and others don’t. How do I get my picture attached to a comment? Must you have a blog because I do not?

  47. Jaclyn on December 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Yum Gina – can’t wait to try this one!

    Good luck with the big move tomorrow – Will be thinking of you!!

  48. Kirsten @ Cooking in Japan on December 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    This looks delicious. I can’t have dairy for the next few months but have been yearning for egg nog. Thanks for posting.

    I’m a mulled wine and hot apple cider girl at Christmas.

  49. Katherine on December 20, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I made the eggless nog and shared it with my readers! Yum!

    Visit me @ healthyglows.tumblr.com

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