You heard it here first – healthy eggnog! All the thick and creamy holiday flavor with the benefits of soy. We have been serving this at our house for years and none of our guest ever guess its not made with cows milk. Believe it or not his can be a great protein packed breakfast on the go.
What you’ll need…
1 dozen eggs fresh from the farm at room temp. (or free range if you haven’t met your farmer yet)
1 1/2 c sugar
1 quart + 2 cups organic soy milk (original flavor)
2 pints soy creamer
1 tbs vanilla extract
1/2 Tbs cinnamon
fresh nutmeg to garnish
(if you plan to add some holiday cheer reduce soy milk to just 1 quart)
Separate egg whites from yokes. Set aside yokes for next step. Beat whites with 1/2 cup sugar until stiff. Add 1 cup sugar to yokes beat until creamy yellow. Fold in whites to yokes gently until just mixed. Add soy milk, soy creamer, vanilla, and cinnamon. Beat gently until well combined.
Severe chilled topped with fresh grated nutmeg.
Health benefits to this recipe:
Eggs – If you choose wisely (i.e. fresh farm eggs or free range organic) eggs are an essential source of tons of great nutrients. They are a perfect source of protein, provide essential choline for liver detox, anti-inflammatory carotinoids, and the perfect ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids for heart health, brain health, and more.
Soy – Well known for its essential roll in supporting healthy hormone balance and anti-cancer effects. As long as no allergy is known this is a great substitute for the more inflammatory dairy products.
Cinnamon – One of the most wondrous herbs in our spice cabinet, cinnamon helps balance blood sugar, slow bleeding, heal the GI track, support normal digestion, and aids circulation.
Vanilla and Nutmeg – In the herbal world both vanilla bean and Nutmeg are know as nervines meaning they are calming to the nervous system.