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Super Holiday Nog


Egg nog is gross. Really gross. It is made of cream, sugar, spices and traditionally, raw eggs. For many of you, this might still sound like an amazing holiday treat. For me, it sounds like the makings of a massive hork-worthy-throat-phlegm-wad. Chhhhhhhaaaaaaaaah. You know, it makes that sound.

That is just what all those ingredients would do, when mixed together. Now my recipe  uses Irish Moss (also known as Sea Moss), to give it that creamyness and this super sea veggie actually has the absolute opposite effect.

Irish Moss Keeps The Phlegmy Mucous Away!

It helps relieve and prevent symptoms of colds and flus. How perfect for the winter months ahead. Irish moss is a source of potassium chloride, a nutrient which helps to dissolve catarrhs (yucky inflammation and chaaaaaaaaah inducing phlegm in the mucous membranes), which cause congestion. It also contains compounds which act as natural antimicrobial and antiviral agents, helping to get rid of any infections. Hello natural cough syrup.

Cold, flu-like, and other coughy mucousy conditions the moss helps with include:

  • Sore throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chest coughs

So where traditional Egg Nog loaded with cream and sugar kicks the immune system down and increases the likelihood of cold and flu-like symptoms, Irish Moss makes it like opposite day and gets rid of all that stuff.]

Super Holiday Nog

500 mL warmish - hot water
2 Tbsp cashews
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
pinch of ground clove
¼ tsp ginger powder
¼-1/2 tsp turmeric
½ - 1 tsp maca (optional)
2 Tbsp lucuma powder (or just add extra honey)
¼-1/3 cup sea moss gel

Blend this joy together until smooth.

Question Of The Day: Yay or nay on the egg nog, fruit cake and other weird/gross holiday foods?

14 Responses to “Super Holiday Nog”

  1. Ricki said…
    I think our respective nogs are long-lost cousins--so many similar ingredients! I have to admit I've never tried Irish moss, though, and now I'm totally intrigued. Thanks, Jen, for piquing my interest. Can't wait to try this!
  2. Andie said…
    Nay on egg nog - Yay on gently heated almond milk with a stick of cinnamon, freshly ground nutmeg and a bit of vanilla. And some spiced rum if feeling extra festive.
  3. Val said…
    I'll have to try that when I manage to locate sea moss. Here is another yummy vegan, soy-free eggnog recipe. I made this a week ago.
  4. Christine said…
    I love egg nog! Definitely have to have it for the holidays...but I no longer consume sugar and milk, so I make my own with almond milk and agave...very easy :) I have been very intrigued by sea moss ever since you wrote about it after your last trip. I am not really sure where to find it in Santa Fe though...
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      More will be coming on Sea/Irish moss in the new year and we will have some available for order too. I know there are some sites that allow you to order online already.
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  8. Elise said…
    This Holiday Nog sounds amazing. One question: when preparing the irish moss (24 hrs in the fridge), how long will this preparation last in the fridge? This food would be the best thing ever to keep in your fridge at all times.
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Keep it in the fridge- will stay good for a few weeks. Putting a video together soon for this.
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  10. Sandra said…
    Is this made with the fresh or dried sea moss.. Or powdered form?
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      It's not the powdered kind - it's the raw sea moss that's been dried and then cooked and blended.

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