Since I was a child, around the holiday season, my dad bought us egg nog. You know that nice creamy golden goodness they sell at every supermarket. A few sips (or even glasses) in and my stomach was aching and I got sick of it really quick.
When I became a Health Coach in 2018, I tried all the "alternative" egg nog's out there-none of which striked my fancy. Until recently, I thought of making my own!
When I found this recipe I couldn't wait to try it. This was the real deal like back in my childhood days!
This recipe packs a healthy punch because it uses doterra essential oils. I use doTERRA essential oils specifically because, these are safe to ingest and are food grade and PURE. When oils are comprised of fillers, contaminants, or other elements that alter their purity, they will not function to their highest capacity.
There are many oils on the market that are created with added synthetic "fragrance" which means they do not have therapeutic properties. DōTERRA wants to make sure you are getting the purest oil possible. They runnbsp;fifty fournbsp;types of testing on each liter of oil to ensure it isnbsp;pure and potent. Every liter is sent out for third party testing. You can go to www.sourcetoyou.com to put in the lot number from the bottle in your hand to see the 3rd party results!
No other company is asnbsp;transparentnbsp;as this, they want you to know you are getting the very best! If the oil does not pass the test it will not be sold, period. For me this was the largest determining factor in deciding to use dōTERRA for myself and my family especially if it is going on my baby's skin or ingested.
Here's a breakdown of the oils used in this vegan eggless nog recipe
Clove essential oil- very soothing, warm and spicy. It has high antioxidant properties and can be a great support to the cardiovascular system as well as enhance immunity.
Cinnamon essential oil- very spicy, woody, warm and sweet. Clove has a long history of being used in the culinary world and makes a great addition to many recipes. When ingested, it can support healthy metabolic function and a robust immune system.
Ginger essential oil- spicy, earthy aroma that can be emotionally empowering to individuals feeling stuck. When ingested it's perfect digestionaid and can assist with various types of discomfort even motion sickness!
Vegan Eggless Nog
A yummy way to still enjoy christmas egg nog without the guilt
- 1 can organic coconut milk
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 6 pitted dates
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 drops doTERRA clove essential oil
- 2 drops doTERRA cinnamon essential oil
- 2 drops doTERRA ginger essential oil
Combine all the ingredients in a blender ( I prefer my Vita Mix) until completely blended.
Serve straight up in a glass or over ice.
Want to make this a spiked cocktail? Add 3 oz of brandy, rum or whisky to make you feel extra holly and jolly.