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Let me get this straight: I’m definitely not endorsing cheating (call it “choosing to eat off-plan” if you like) over the holidays. However, I believe that doing so is a personal choice, and if you do decide to eat off-plan on Thanksgiving, you might feel the need for a detox the next morning. Detoxes don’t have to be gross, guys. This eggnog drink is not only seasonally perfect (Black Friday isn’t about shopping; it’s about the right to put up Christmas decorations and drink eggnog! Get it right, folks.), but it will also warm you up and refresh your body with healthy, healing fats.
In case you can’t tell, I’m into Deep S recipes lately. You can thank my recent Fuel Cycle. I’ve tried to implement more Deep S recipes into my diet because I’ve found them to be more weight-loss-effective than all the Heavy S meals I have a habit of eating.
(Hot eggnog by a roaring fire = perfect morning routine.)
I love eggnog, and my family usually makes it frozen with vanilla ice cream, lots of raw eggs, and all that good stuff. However, I wanted a hot version for when I’m really cold, which is a lot of the time, especially in the mornings. This is great for right after you get out of bed. Full of protein, full of foundation fats-it’s a great kick-start to your day!
Click here for a Soft-Serve Eggnog Ice Cream recipe that mimics my family’s favorite frozen eggnog treat!
Don’t like the idea of raw egg? Well, that’s a personal choice. I’m sure there is a risk of getting deathly sick from eating undercooked eggs, so eat at your own risk and use fresh eggs to minimize the risk *or* just use the yolk (I think the whites are what are usually contaminated?). I have personally consumed copious amounts of raw egg every holiday season and lived to tell the tale (not counting all the cookie batter I’ve eaten..horrors!).
(It warms my hands…)
You can find this recipe in my cookbook, Necessary Food.
- 1 cup water*
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, divided
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 T coconut oil (use refined if you don't want a coconut taste)
- 1 farm fresh egg**
- Scant ⅛ tsp. glucomannan
- 3 doonks THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder (or more, if desired)
- Hearty pinch salt
- Dash vanilla
- Hearty dash rum flavoring
- Nutmeg to taste
- In a mug in the microwave, heat the water and most of the almond milk (I usually put it in for 2-3 minutes). Reserve ¼-1/3 cup of the almond milk to "temper" the egg with (you don't have to heat this almond milk).
- Meanwhile, add the reserved almond milk and all other ingredients to a blender (I use my Ninja single-serve blender cup) and blend until smooth and combined. Add the hot water/almond milk and blend again immediately (so the egg doesn't have time to scramble). If you like, heat the blended drink some more, but I usually just drink it as is and it's great!
**If you're concerned about salmonella poisoning, use a pasteurized egg. These can be purchased, or you can make them at home (Google it).
Be careful when blending hot liquids and vent the blender as needed to avoid a pressure buildup.
As always, adjust the sweetener, extract, and spice ingredients to your own personal taste.
- Ninja blender – I use the single-serving cup that comes with this set all the time.
- Whey Protein Powder
- Glucomannan – this helps thicken the drink
- THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder is my sweetener of choice and can be purchased from the Trim Healthy Mama online store.
- Imitation Rum Extract