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November 3, 2015

Easy Vegan Chai Nog (Guilt Free)

Vegan Chai Nog

Vegan Chai Nog

 

Hold. the. phone. Tis the season to be noggin’.

Yes, we officially have reached November which is a kick off to patchy facial hair on a majority of the males out there along with any and ALL holiday baking, cooking and of course, fancy shmancy cocktails. Now not only do you have the option to gain a trillion pounds from food consumption, but also from drink consumption! Cheers!

So with this vegan take on a holiday classic, eggnog,  I’m giving you the option to go a little lighter on the waistline with the same amount of satisfaction that you would receive from the good ol’ fashioned version. Also maybe saving your abdomen from a serious game of bakers dozen Russian Roulette (salmonella). Thank me later.

Vegan Chai Nog

Vegan Chai Nog

Vegan Chai Nog

Vegan Chai Nog

Another great thing about this vegan nog? I made a chai spiced version. Mmmmmmhm. AND you can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack, dessert, breakfast, lunch, breakfast, snack, dinner, breakfast. Did I mention breakfast? 

And if you’re no angel then might I suggest a splash of bourbon or five? Maybe some brandy? How about a little shot of baileys if you are actually trying to put on some weight…… (damn you). 

Vegan Chai Nog

Vegan Chai Nog

Vegan Chai Nog

No, but really, this actually tastes pretty remarkable and to turn it up a notch I wanted to incorporate some spices that I normally use when making anything chai. IF you do not have a fully loaded spice pantry you can easily get a certain spice in small packets at almost any grocery store, this will save you a couple bucks so I highly suggest if you aren’t a full time cook or aren’t totally familiar with a certain spice (I do this ALL of the time). 

In my recipe I use sweetened vanilla almond milk. With the combination of sweetened vanilla almond milk, dates AND frozen ripe bananas, you are guaranteed a ton of sweetness. If you find it to be a little too sweet I suggest half sweetened mixed with half unsweetened vanilla almond milk. But why would you want something less sweet? 

Vegan Chai Nog

Easy Vegan Chai Nog (Guilt Free)
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups Sweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 frozen ripe bananas, peeled & sliced into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 dates, soaked in water for 10 minutes and pit removed
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
  • Optional:
  • 2 shots of Bourbon (About 1 shot per 2 cups)
  • Cinnamon Sticks
Instructions
  1. Using a blender (or food processor) add all of ingredients (except for cinnamon sticks). If using bourbon pour in at the end and stir before serving. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour each serving into a glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick (can also be doubled as a straw).
  3. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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