Hey you! Yah you! Would you like to enjoy everything that is delicious & amazing about the holiday season in one single sip? You don’t even need to chew it, just slurp the goodness right down. Egg nog AND pumpkin AND coffee. Um, hello, welcome to heaven. It’s like drinking pure Christmas.
I finally gave in to the temptation to buy some egg nog at the store this weekend. I usually limit myself to just a few small cups every year because its so rich. I was totally in need of a little pick-me-up yesterday afternoon so I threw together this smoothie with pumpkin purée, egg nog and coffee. It was so incredibly indulgent & delicious!
You can use whatever your favorite brand of egg nog is, I bought Organic Valley. Back when I worked at a cocktail company we were coming out with an egg nog cocktail mixer one year and we did a blind taste test with a bunch of competitive egg nog brands. I was blown away by the difference between them, there were definitely some complete duds in the mix. I don’t remember which ones were bad but I think the winner of our test was Hood. I’m always tempted to do my own little taste tests to try out different brands of products. Its hard to tell the difference unless you are tasting them all at the same time.
If you’re looking to be healthier but you’re still jonesing for some egg nog, try making my almond milk egg nog recipe. OR you could just buy some of the almond milk egg nog they sell at Whole Foods. I haven’t taken a look at the ingredient list yet but I’m assuming its a little healthier than its creamy dreamy cousin.
By the way, on a completely non egg-nog related topic, I’m watching The Voice right now and I’m rooting so hard for Caroline! Her voice is so incredible, I want to buy her record right now! Who are you guys getting behind this season? Tessanne is pretty incredible too.
Happy Egg Nog Season!
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
Playing with shadows
It reminds me of the little shadow puppet shows my parents used to perform for us when we were kids I took this picture with them when they were visiting this weekend. There is this gorgeous area in our town that is the highest point of the island. Its a huge field with cliffs down the ocean on 3 sides and panoramic views of the atlantic and boston skyline. I went back here with a friend for a walk yesterday and we said it was so serene it felt like we should be wearing white dresses and twirling through to fields while singing. How did I get so lucky to live in such a beautiful place??