The holiday season is approaching, and over here at Exercises For Injuries we have a delicious and healthy Coconut Milk Eggnog recipe for you. The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy your favourite treats, and this recipe provides you with a healthier alternative of a holiday favourite. Often the holiday season is accompanied by fear of weight gain with the temptations of high calorie, high fat and high sugar food all around us. With recipes like this one, you can enjoy your favourite foods without compromising your health.
Coconut milk contains medium-chain triglycerides which have been linked to heart health. Egg yolks contain antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12. Honey contains some nutrients and antioxidants that are not found in table sugar. Honey is also better for diabetics or those watching their blood sugar. Plus, making eggnog at home means you leave out all of the preservatives added to store-bought drinks. This eggnog recipe can be made paleo or keto friendly as you can decide how much honey you add in.
You can find full-fat coconut milk canned at the grocery store, and light coconut milk in the milk alternatives section.
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Our recipe is dairy-free and refined sugar-free, so you can feel good about enjoying this delicious treat and sharing it with family and friends. Each serving is only 90 calories and is very high in protein, which will leave you feeling full and satisfied longer. All you need for this recipe is a blender and a saucepan. Feel free to play around with the spices to make this drink exactly to your liking.
The prep time for this recipe is only 10 minutes, so you can make this drink in advance of company coming over or family dinner and leave it in the fridge, giving the flavours more time to combine. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg and you will impress your guests with a delicious and healthy version of this holiday favourite. This eggnog is the perfect treat to serve after dinner, or enjoy on its own while you curl up on the sofa and enjoy your holidays.
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 can (13.5 ounces) full-fat coconut milk
- 2 cups light coconut milk
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all the ingredients in a blender until combined.
- In a medium saucepan, slowly bring the mixture up to a low heat. Do not allow it boil. When it is warmed, remove the mixture from the heat and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
Total time: 10 minutes, plus chill time Prep time: 10 minutes
NUTRITION INFORMATION: Calories: 90 Fat: 3g Carbs: 15g Protein: 23g
We hope you try out this new spin on eggnog, and that it may just become a new holiday tradition for you and your family. From all of us at Exercises For Injuries, Happy Holidays!
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