Hi everyone! Welcome! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was spent working on numerous recipes, all of which left my kitchen looking like this....
....the other side is worse.
I ended up with some great creations though! My husband had some of his family in town from Oregon, so I was able to use them as taste testers, which was fun!
Today's recipe is an awesome one, especially if you are vegan or just looking for healthy alternatives...
Carrot Nog is the brain child of a healthy girl's insatiable desire for eggnog....ahem, me.
This is one holiday treat you'll want to (and can) experience again and again throughout the year!
- 1 c. coconut milk
- ⅓ c. fresh carrot juice I got this by juicing 3 carrots
- ⅛ t. salt
- 2-3 t. maple syrup
- 1/8-1/4 t. nutmeg freshly ground, if possible…the pre-ground stuff is not as good
- 1 T. coconut oil melted
- 1 ½ t. slippery elm powdered (optional, but it adds to the sweetness and thickness)
- Blend everything until well combined.
- Chill for a bit in the fridge.
- Enjoy with some shredded carrot, dried coconut, or some whipped coconut cream!
The addition of the slippery elm, as I stated, provides sweetness and thickness, but it also hosts a slurry of other benefits including:
- gastrointestinal relief in cases of irritable bowel syndrome
- respiratory relief in cases of bronchitis or coughing
- skin relief in cases of psoriasis, boils, and burns
These are just some of the ailments helped and more reasons for you to try this drink! It's creamy, healthy, and absolutely delectable!
Do you drink eggnog?
What's your favorite holiday treat?
In addition to eggnog, I love Christmas cookies...frosted...with little silver bell sprinkles. 🙂
Loved this (eggless) nog recipe! I included it in this year's "Food Allergy Friendly and Clean Eating" Thanksgiving recipe round-up. Thank you for continuing to make such great allergy-friendly recipes.
Thank you Candice! 😀
What is the nutrition information for this? How many does it serve?
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This looks wonderful and healthful! Thanks for sharing.
Yum, Carrot Nog?! You are always so creative with your healthy foods. Always inspiring me 🙂 And thanks for the shout-out, glad your husband liked the energy drink!
Gabby @ the veggie nook
What an amazing recipe! I love the colour too! I always loved egg nog but haven't tried any vegan versions except for a boxed eggnog years ago- I definitely want to try this! Just need to get my hands on a juicer 😉
Thank you Gabby! I hope you're able to try it out. 🙂
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
My husband is addicted to eggnog. He got his first carton of the year on Saturday and he was pretty excited about it. 🙂 I'd love to get him hooked on a healthier version--one that I can have too. This looks perfect!
A messy kitchen is a sign of good food to come:) My husband is a huge fan of regular eggnog and I'm not. Finally I have a better and healthier alternative. Thanks for sharing:)
A messy kitchen is a sign of good food to come:) My husband is a huge fan of regular eggnog and I'm not. Finally I have a better and healthier alternative. Thanks for sharing this it sounds awesome:)
Great recipe/concept! Count me in!!! :). ...just need to find some slippery elm. Thanks Lauren!
Your carrot nog recipe is seriously genius! I am obsessed with the soy and coconut milk nog around this time of the year, so I am really excited to try your version! I'm not really familiar with slippery elm...did you buy it online?
Thanks Amanda! I actually bought from a local health food store in bulk, but I'm sure you could buy it online. Its not a crucial component, but it does add thickness and a little sweetness. Let me know if you try it!