Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Eggnog Recipe

I have wonderful childhood memories of the time before Christmas. Our house was filled with exotic scents. My mother converted the kitchen into an alchemist's laboratory and we could not wait for the goodies to finally appear on the Christmas table. 

Alcohol was never a big thing in my parents' home, but from time to time they would have a small amount of cognac to improve digestion. There was champagne on the New Year's Eve, and on very cold days they would make mulled honey wine (mead). Sometimes there was eggnog made with eggs, of course.

I am sharing with you raw version of a classic recipe. I use raw eggs in this recipe. If you are a vegan or do not want to eat raw eggs, you may want to add an extra banana or a scoop of a rich raw protein powder. However, if you decide to add raw eggs, make sure that you are using the freshest, free range, organic ones to avoid such health hazards as the salmonella infection. The store-bought organic eggs are not ideal! Visit a farmers' market or a farm if you can. I have been eating raw eggs since my early childhood and never got sick, but I can understand if you have some objections. 


Ingredients:
  • 3 cups freshly made almond milk 
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 2 raw eggs (use only freshest, certified, free-range, perfectly organic eggs)
  • 5 Medjool dates, soaked in water overnight
  • 1/3 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • pinch ground cloves
  • pinch ground cardamom
  • pinch Celtic sea salt
  • 4 cinnamon sticks for garnish

Method: 
  • Blend all the ingredients until velvety smooth. (Vegans skip the raw eggs!)
  • Pour the eggnog into glasses and decorate with cinnamon sticks. Enjoy in good company!

Tip: To make an adult version of this recipe add a shot of good quality rum and blend again. Serve right away. If you do not want to use alcohol but still wish the eggnog to have a warming effect on a cold winter day, blend in a small jalapeno pepper and a pinch of turmeric powder. Easy on the turmeric, though.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2014

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