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Dairy-Free Eggnog Alternatives

Dairy-Free Eggnog Alternatives

Wouldn’t it be great if sprinkling that dash of nutmeg on a cup of eggnog made it healthy? This holiday favorite boasts close to 350 calories and 20 grams of fat a cup, and thatís just a simple, carton-poured cup Ė not the version spiked with bourbon and vanilla ice cream.

You can forgo the eggnog altogether and celebrate with a light delight such as a white wine spritzer, which contains only 100 calories and no fat.† If, however, the holidays arenít the same for you without that eggnog flavor, here are a couple of lighter alternatives you might want to explore:

Bolthouse Farms Perfectly Proteinģ Vanilla Chai Tea
contains a blend of soy protein, brewed green tea, chai spices, and an accent of vanilla.† This creamy drink provides an additional nutritional boost with healthy doses of Vitamin C, B6 and B12, iron, zinc, magnesium, and 18 amino acids per 1 cup serving.† The product is dairy-free, contains no preservatives or artificial ingredients, and is low in fat and cholesterol.† An 8 fl. oz. serving contains only 160 calories.

Alternatively, you can make your own without the heavy cream and full-fat milk.† Hereís a recipe for a smooth eggnog-like beverage, minus the fat and high calorie load:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chilled soy milk
  • 21 ounces silken tofu
  • 2/3 cup honey or brown rice syrup
  • Generous pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup cold rum
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 20 ice cubes
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Blend first 4 ingredients together until smooth. Whisk in the water, rum and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate. When ready to serve, blend half the mixture with 10 ice cubes until smooth, then repeat with remaining mixture and ice. Serve cold with sprinkles of cinnamon, if desired.† Makes 10 servings.

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Classic Fall Sweets: Vegan Style

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Terri Hall

Terri Hall lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. In addition to writing, Terri works with public television and radio stations/networks in the area of new media, and leads workshops on authentic and empowered living.

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5:41PM PDT on May 2, 2013

Thank you :)

12:55AM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Hmm, egg-nog, a once-a-year taste sensation. Will be interesting to try this...

1:10AM PST on Dec 20, 2012

thanks for the recipe

2:01AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

Thanks

10:56AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

most likely will try this. thanks for the recipe.

10:57AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

yum

10:35PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Thanks for the recipes.

9:01AM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

Thank you

2:33PM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

Silk egg nog just doesn't do it for me, though I've tried a few vegan recipes that haven't done it either, I'm still hopeful, and also glad that others are happy with it. Silk does use gmo soy beans unless it's organic, so be wary. Until I find something though, I do weaken and enjoy Organic Valley egg nog. I, like Belinda, have that indulgence only once a year and they make the best I've ever had. Plus they're a much better company than silk is, so I figure I'm weighing my options when I go for them instead.

11:10PM PST on Dec 1, 2010

Nice recipe going to try without the rum ...

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