[NEW Recipe] Almond Cinnamon Holiday Nog

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Cinnamon Almond Milk Date Smoothie

Around here, the next couple of weeks are all about helping to make your holidays healthier and more delicious than you ever thought possible!

Eggnog is a typical holiday beverage comprised mainly of milk or cream, eggs and sugar — and then often a healthy dollop of booze. I always thought eggnog was gross, but it recently became even more barftastic when I heard it referred to as… wait for it… “Egg Milk Punch.” Eeeeewww! Right?

I’m sorry, but “egg milk punch” brings to mind images of oozeyness that just don’t tickle my tastebuds.

What we usually love about egg nog isn’t even the egg bit or the nog bit, but the creamy warmth, combined with the winter warming spices of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Recently, I’ve been playing around with my brand new Blendtec Stealth, a holiday gift from my dear generous friends at Blendtec and so far this blender has inspired many a wonderous things.

My first set of experimentations was in exploring all sorts of new and awesome nut and seed milk variations which inspired this cheap and cheerful Milk It guide.

One of the recipes in that guide is my chai oat milk, which has become the base of so many amazing winter shakes, including this one — my brand shiny new winter staple. Its December name is Almond Cinnamon Holiday Nog, and the rest of the year we’re going to call it Almond Cinnamon Date Smoothie.

Cinnamon Almond Milk Date Smoothie

Almond Cinnamon Date Smoothie
(a.k.a. Almond Cinnamon Holiday Nog)

serves 1

1 cup Morning Chai Oat Milk from Milk It OR Chai Almond Milk (see below)
1 tbsp almond butter (or make your own in the Blendtec Twistersee below)
2 medjool dates
1 scoop Vanilla Sunwarrior protein powder
1 tsp organic fair trade coffee or 6-7 coffee beans
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp maca (optional)
4 ice cubes

  • Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and frothy.

Chai Almond Milk

(makes 4 cups)

1 cup almonds
4 cups water
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
honey or dates to sweeten

  • Place all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour through fine mesh strainer or nut sack.
  • Store in mason jar for 3-4 days.
  • Can be heated over stove for a warm delight!

Homemade Almond Butter in Blendtec Twister

Homemade Almond Butter

1 cup dry almonds
1 tbsp coconut oil
pinch of sea salt

  • Place all ingredients into your Blendtec Twister and blend on high while turning the twister counter-clockwise. This will heat up quite quickly, so you may need to stop part way, clean down the sides and let it cool a little.
  • Twist until smooth.
  • Store in an airtight container in your fridge for 2 weeks.

You can also do this in your food processor, but I have to say, I have never gotten a consistency quite so smooth any other way.

Please share your best healthy holiday recipe creations with me below or over on Instagram with #UnDiet!


2 Responses to “[NEW Recipe] Almond Cinnamon Holiday Nog”

  1. Amanda

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    Even worse then egg milk punch – chicken milk! My man loves eggnog, I think it’s the worst!

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  2. Noel

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    I made my first batch of almond milk this week and my fiancé and I are in love! He said its a million times better than the store-bought kind and I agree. We were missing some of the ingredients, but your almond milk recipe with cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh maple syrup was pretty festive!

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