A delicious alternative to traditional egg nog, this holiday treat is low fat and low calorie. Try this healthy egg nog for your next holiday party.

If soy milk isn’t your favorite, you can substitute any non-dairy milk- just be sure it’s unflavored and that you’ve shaken it well prior to pouring, to ensure that the fortified vitamins and minerals are dispersed throughout the beverage. Non-dairy milks have become popular for people following plant-based diets or who have allergies or an intolerance to cow’s milk. Because this drink is vegan, you’ll notice there is no saturated fat or cholesterol in it, making it a heart healthy choice for anyone concerned about their cardiovascular disease risk.

Easily convert this to a breakfast or post-workout holiday smoothie by adding a scoop of protein powder or plan Greek-style yogurt-to keep it vegan choose plant proteins like pea or soy and an almond or coconut yogurt.

Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain soy milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice or cinnamon

Preparation

In a blender, combine the soy milk, orange juice, banana, vanilla and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and sprinkle with allspice or cinnamon.

Yield: 6 servings

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories: 56

Sodium: 21mg

Fat: 1g

Carbohydrates: 11g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Fiber: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Protein: 2g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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