Healthy Egg Nog Recipe
- Monday, 12 December 2011
Sugar free, dairy free eggnog with a baby makin’ twist...yep, you heard that right. Holidays are just around the corner, and I for one am craving a little delicious nog. I try to steer clear of the commercial eggnog (non-organic dairy, that is loaded with refined sugar and often other unpronounceable ingredients). So I have been on a mission to make a healthy nutty nog substitute adding in a few really splendid superfoods. Turns out the ones that make it taste extra delicious are optimal for setting the mood and enhancing both male and female fertility.
To make your own almond or brazil nut (or any nut for that matter) milk:
1-3 cups almonds or brazil nuts (depending on how thick and creamy you like your nog)
4 cups water
Soak nuts for a few hours in water with a splash of lemon juice. This gets rid of natural enzyme inhibitors in nuts, making it easier for us to digest. Discard water, and put nuts in a blender with fresh water and blend. Use a nut milk bag (fine mesh strainer) to strain out the pulp. Use this pulp in protein bars, or add to porridge breakfasts.
Put the nut milk back in the blender and add the rest of the ingredients:
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tsp - 1 tbsp maca root powder (use 1 tbsp for fertility enhancing)
2-4 tablespoons maple syrup (or use agave or unpasteurized honey for raw options)
1 teaspoons nutmeg, ground
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
pinch cloves, ground
For a milk substitute I have used the option of either almond or brazil nuts, almond milk is easy to find in the grocery store, or you can make your own. Though if you are going to do so, I suggest opting for a little variety and trying the brazil nut milk. Brazil nuts are one of natures highest natural sources of selenium, an anticancer antioxidant known to boost sperm production and motility. They are also high in vitamin E, also called tocopherols (in Greek “tokos” & “phero”), which literally translates “to bear children”. Together the effects of vitamin E and selenium are magnified and are considered anti-aging and longevity nutrients.
Maca root powder is a powerful libido and fertility enhancer that has been used in Peru for thousands of years. It is a root vegetable from the cruciferous vegetable family that is dried and ground to a powder. It is known as the ultimate hormone balancer and was also used by the Incas in battle for strength and endurance. You can easily add it to your daily smoothie or in this delicious holiday treat.
*Optional* If you are planning to start baby making, or are even just practicing, to amplify this recipes' ability to get you in the mood, add a splash of rum. And now, enjoy...both the nog and the naughtiness that ensues.
note: women trying to get pregnant should really keep their alcohol consumption to 1-2 drinks per week.