National Eggnog Day!

  December 24, 2013  |    Blog>Recipes

For us, when we think about eggnog we think “yummy and festive” since we grew up having it only on joyous holiday occasions. We didn’t realize that one of the reasons our mom only kept it around when we had holiday guests was because just 1 cup of it packs 350 calories and nearly 20 grams of fat—yikes!

That’s all thanks to eggnog being typically made with milk and/or cream, sugar and whipped eggs.

Banana Nog

If you’re like us and you love eggnog but hate all of the calories, today is the perfect day to celebrate with this yummy but healthy take on egg nog! This version has a lot less fat and calories – so you don’t feel the bloat or the guilt afterwards! Plus, you actually get a lot of health benefits from the fruit, the spices and the protein and calcium from the yogurt!

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Healthy Banana-Nog

Serves: 4, serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 4 bananas, peeled**
  • 1- 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1- 1/2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon rum extract
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg

**We like to slice and freeze one banana for an hour or so before making this—we think the added frozen texture makes this even more decadent.

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except the nutmeg and cinnamon in a blender and puree until smooth or until desired thickness.
  • Divide into four celebratory serving glasses and sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon on top. Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts: 197 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 84 mg sodium, 35 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 12 g protein

What’s your healthy version of eggnog that you’ve made over the holidays?!

If you like this recipe you may also like:

Creamy Warm Cinnamon Banana Milk

Vanilla Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Banana Kiwi Smoothie
 

For more delicious, healthy comfort foods, check out The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure!

 

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