Enjoy the deliciousness of eggnog year-round with this protein-packed eggnog smoothie recipe. Made with wholesome ingredients and nothing artificial. This holiday treat is easy to love, like my Gingerbread smoothie, because it is super clean, naturally gluten-free and full of healthy ingredients!
One day as I was flipping through my favorite cookbook, Nourishing Traditions, I spied a new to me recipe. Cultured egg smoothie.
I wasn’t quite sure about the cultured egg part, but being a fan of green smoothies, I had to try it.
Lo and behold it tasted just like eggnog! I mean I’ve had store-bought eggnog growing up. And I’ve made homemade eggnog before. And this smoothie seriously tasted just like it.
I’ve made a few slight adjustments to the original recipe because that’s how I roll. So feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your own taste as well. That’s the beauty of making smoothies!
What goes in an eggnog smoothie?
Every good smoothie is based on my favorite green smoothie recipe. However, we will be making a few changes to make this eggnog smoothie a perfect holiday treat.
- Kefir or Yogurt. First, you need a liquid base. Kefir and yogurt are high in protein and make a great base for any smoothie. If you need to make it dairy-free, try almond or coconut milk (here’s how to make homemade almond milk)!
- Bananas. This is your creamy factor. A good over-ripe banana will make your smoothie sweet. Frozen bananas work too!
- Coconut oil. A touch of coconut oil adds in nutrition and a bit of flavor.
- Egg Yolk. All you need is one egg yolk for this recipe. Save the egg white to add to your next batch of scrambled eggs or use as an egg wash on your almond crusted chicken.
- Maple syrup. This is your main sweetener. Traditionally, eggnog is pretty sweet! Maple syrup adds the right flavor too.
- Vanilla extract. You can use store-bought vanilla or make your own using this tutorial.
- Nutmeg. You only need a pinch of nutmeg. This gives it the true eggnog flavor.
How to make an Eggnog Smoothie
The actual making of your smoothie is rather easy. Simply throw all your ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Can this be an eggnog protein smoothie?
Yes! My favorite way to add protein to a smoothie is to add a scoop of collagen. (You can read about my favorite brand here.) But there are multiple ways to increase the protein and nutrients in your smoothies.
My book, High Protein No Powder, is full of recipes, how-tos, vegan substitutions, and ways to make your own protein smoothies at home. I wasn’t about to pay high prices for junk laden powders when I could easily make a better drink at home!
Is raw egg safe?
According to the FDA, we should only eat eggs that are fully cooked. Our grandmothers would disagree and say that washing the eggs before cracking is good enough. (The shell is where the bacteria can reside, not the egg itself.) It’s up to you.
I threw caution to the wind and ate raw eggs 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.
More Favorite Smoothie Recipes:
- Easy Pumpkin Smoothie
- Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
- Gingerbread Smoothie
- Detox Smoothie with Redmond Clay
- Green Maca Smoothie
- 1 cup kefir or yogurt
- 2 bananas (ripe or over-ripe, not green)
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil or coconut cream concentrate
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (here’s how to make your own)
- pinch nutmeg
- Combine ingredients in the order listed in a blender and process until smooth.