Healthy Eggnog Smoothie

Healthy Eggnog Smoothie | grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.com

For many years now, eggnog has been one of my favorite holiday treats. Every year when it starts showing up in the grocery stores, I get excited.

But do I ever buy it? No way.

Most of the conventional brands contain way too much sugar for my body to handle, as well as other ingredients I’m not too keen on ingesting… Like everything else, homemade is the way to do it! The quality is worth the extra time.

Healthy Eggnog Smoothie | grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.comAnd so, every year, I set about making my eggnog from scratch. A traditional batch can take a while to mix up, but this year, seeing as we now live in the sunny-all-year south, I decided to make it into a tasty smoothie. 

Healthy Eggnog Smoothie | grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.comThis version of the holiday treat is super easy and extremely healthy, due to the gelatin and raw egg yolks.

Yep, raw egg yolks.

Though I used to shy away from eating raw eggs, due to allergies and general misinformation, since my family’s stint with the GAPS diet, I’ve realized that eating the raw yolks from fresh, pastured, free-range chicken eggs is one of the best ways for me to digest them.

In case you haven’t heard, egg yolks contain more vitamins than the whites, like B6, folate, B12, A, D, E, and K. The yolks also contain 90 percent of the egg’s calcium and iron! And, contrary to some popular opinion, egg yolks are actually very good for your heart; eating them has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and improve overall cardiovascular health. Just remember, like in everything: all things in moderation! 

Healthy Eggnog Smoothie | grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.com

Healthy Eggnog Smoothie
Free of grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 c. milk of choice (I like to use raw milk, or my homemade coconut)
  2. 2 raw yolks from farm fresh eggs
  3. 1 t. grass-fed gelatin (optional)
  4. 2 very ripe spotted bananas (the riper the bananas, the more "rummy" the eggnog!)
  5. 1 T. vanilla extract (I like to use my homemade stuff)
  6. 2 T. honey
  7. 1/2 t. cinnamon
  8. 1/8 t. nutmeg
  9. dash salt
  10. 2 c. ice
Instructions
  1. Place milk and egg yolks in blender (I like to use my trusty Bendtec). Sprinkle with gelatin and then add remaining ingredients, with the ice on top, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Makes about 4 adult servings, or in my case 2 adult servings and 4 child-sized ones. ;)
Adapted from this recipe by MIX Wellness.
Adapted from this recipe by MIX Wellness.
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44 thoughts on “Healthy Eggnog Smoothie

  1. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!
    -Cindy

  2. Hi Raia,
    Love this recipes – filled with such healthy ingredients the raw milk and free range eggs. I’m not an egg-nog lover but my husband is and I don’t like him buying the junk from the store so I will try this for him – he will love it. He always wants some around the holidays. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Have a healthy happy New Years.

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  4. Hi Raia,
    Just a note to let you know I choose your post of one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live tonight @ 7pm EST. Thank you for being part of Real Food Fridays and have a healthy happy New Year!

  5. What a great idea to make eggnog smoothie! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

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  7. You are speaking my love language~homemade! We love egg nog too, but oh the sugar! I’ve also been nervous about the raw egg yolks, but you’ve encouraged me. We buy are eggs from friends that raise chickens, so I should be good, right? Where do you buy grass fed gelatin?
    Thanks for linking this post to FTAF!

    1. So glad to share, Chellie! I think your eggs should definitely be safe, if you’re getting them straight from your friend’s chickens. 😉 I buy my grass-fed gelatin on Amazon (here), but you might be able to find it at a health food store… I hope you get a chance to enjoy the smoothie! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  8. AMAZING!!!!! I wish I would have seen this before I bought some egg nog from Costco today!
    This will be a new tradition in our family for sure!
    Thank you so much!
    And Merry Christmas! 🙂

  9. I am like you in many ways except my family is not gluten free. I love gluten free recipes though! We LOVE eggnog and my 2 sons – one 29 and one 30 – have a race to see who finds it first every year!! Last year one found it in October – LOL!!! And bought it of course! I am going to try this recipe next time they are over to visit! I am hoping Whole foods has grass fed gelatin!

    1. I hope you all enjoy it, Jacki! I’m a believer in year-round eggnog. 😉 If you can’t find the gelatin at Whole Foods, you can get it on Amazon. There’s a link in my recipe. 🙂