‘Tis the season for some festive cheer!
With Christmas Eve upon us, it is time to soak in all things festive the next couple days or week – if you are so lucky. Christmas movies, holiday parties, long dinners with family and friends, sipping on festive drinks around the fire, Christmas music lingering in the background – I absolutely LOVE this time of year! With the merry spirit filling our home, I wanted to share something perfectly appropriate for this Christmas Eve. And what could be more merry than the beloved Christmas drink of Eggnog!
To be honest I have never been a real fan. I love the idea of this signature Christmas beverage and EVERY year, I give it a try hoping that I will like it, and am always left disappointed. Until now! Granted this isn’t the traditional Eggnog that many of you love so much, but it’s the next best thing or in my opinion – better than! The My New Roots, Creamy Eggnog Milkshake is beyond delicious! (I’ve made a couple changes based on what I had available).
This rich and creamy egg-less Eggnog is perfect any time of the day. Let it be the star at your Christmas brunch, part of your cocktail mix, or dress it up for dessert, which is what I am going to do, (and I won’t judge if you enjoy it more than once).
What makes this drink super nutritious and full of protein, fibre, and calcium is the sesame seeds. I had no idea how nutrient packed these little seeds were. They pack a great punch of essential minerals – calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, iron and copper – so you don’t need to feel guilty if you down a glass or two. 🙂
So please give it a try, I guarantee it’s better than anything store bought.
Vegan Eggnog (yields 2 servings)
- 2 frozen bananas
- 3-4 dried figs
- 3 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts
- 2 cups water (you could also use milk of choice – but not necessary!)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg (freshly grated or ground)
- 1/8 tsp ground clove
- pinch of himalayan sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup
- juice of half of lemon
- cinnamon sticks
- Place sesame seeds, figs and salt in a bowl. Cover with water and soak overnight or up to 8 hours. Drain and rinse well
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until completely smooth. Add spice to taste and water to desired consistency
- Pour and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick
Happy Ho Ho! xx