Is it weird that I flip through Nourishing Traditions when I’m bored?
Not that boredom happens often around here, by any means. But sometimes I find myself in the kitchen waiting (im)patiently for something to cook or bubble or brown or whatever, and I just KNOW that the moment I leave the kitchen it’ll be done… and then when I return two minutes later, whatever I was waiting on is now mush or burned or evaporated and I’ll have to start all over again.
Know what I mean?
So I keep my copy of NT in the kitchen, at the ready to fill in those spare minutes whenever they happen to happen.
Since we’ve talking about dairy, I kept my aim in the milk and cultured dairy sections when flipping through last week as I waited for some water to boil. The goal was to make sure we’ve covered all the information I wanted to, and possible spark some more ideas for covering whatever was left.
Tucked at the very end of the cultured dairy section was a recipe that I had never seen before. I likely had just glanced over the page in the past, thinking it was unimportant at the time… or just simply unimportant altogether.
But one word in the title caught my eye – smoothie.
NT has a smoothie recipe? How did I miss THAT?! I LOVE smoothies!
NT’s “cultured milk smoothie” became my breakfast the next day, but I think Ms. Fallon should have named it different.
Because it tastes just like eggnog!
No joke! I’ve made homemade eggnog before, and this smoothie tasted just like it! Well, except that it was a bit thicker. Dare I say it was better?
I’ve made a few slight adjustments to the original recipe, like reducing the maple syrup and increasing the banana, so feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your own taste as well. That’s the beauty of making smoothies!
I also threw caution to the wind and ate raw eggs (*gasp*!) but if you’re not one to take chances, use this method to temper them. Be sure to do this the night before, or earlier in the week, so that they can chill in the fridge before making the smoothie. Or at least let the eggs cool to room temperature and consider adding a couple ice cubes to the smoothie This smoothie is best enjoyed cold!
- Combine ingredients in the order listed in a blender and process until smooth.
The recipe in NT says yo can omit the vanilla extract and nutmeg and swap 1 cup of berries per banana, but I haven’t tried that yet. I’m utterly convinced that this was supposed to be an eggnog smoothie, and adding berries to eggnog just doesn’t sit well with me. Call me a traditionalist. 😉
PS – This smoothie has inspired me to create a high protein version that will be sent out as part of the one year subscription of new recipes. Buy your copy of High Protein, No Powder and the updated recipe will be sent automatically to your inbox!
Are you a traditionalist too when it comes to eggnog? Or would you be a rebel and make this recipe with berries?
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