The eggnog us westerners are familiar with these days are sugar laden and filled with varieties of alcohol. Even though that is very appealing, especially during the holidays, I’m sticking to my guns and honoring my promise to keep this website “healthy.”
I know, I know… Who would be interesting in a virgin, sugar free eggnog, right? Well, before you cruise on outta here, just give me a moment to explain why this recipe is worth your time and effort. You’ll thank me afterwards, I promise. Either that, or you’ll at least think eggs are a little cooler than you’d thought previously.
So, healing eggnog… Can it be?
Yes, it absolutely can, and not only that, but you don’t need to have a “seasonal” type of relationship with it either. This sweet little drink will be something you will want to (and absolutely should!!) drink on a daily, or at least weekly, basis.
Here’s a little brushing up on everything eggs-traordinary!! hehe!
Here are a few lovely facts.
1. Eggs are one of the most easily digestible foods. They have even been compared to human breast milk (super food jackpot!) due to the fact that they absorb fully, 100%, with very little digestion.
2. The yolks are incredible nutrient powerhouses! They contain many B vitamins (B1, B2, B6, B12), vitamins A, D, and biotin. They also provide you with most essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, magnesium, and loads of zinc. If you didn’t know, B12 is essential for nervous system development and immunity. And egg yolks are rich in B12!
3. Eggs are rich in choline – an amino acid – which plays an important role in liver health, and cognitive health. Choline is highly recommended for those of us suffering with memory trouble or learning disabilities.
4. Fresh eggs that are very lightly cooked, but preferably raw, enhance nutrient absorption and help heal your digestive tract. Eggs help by regenerating the mucus lining of your intestines, which is important for proper digestion and nutrient absorption.
A note about raw eggs.
Only use the best quality eggs. Meaning: local free range farm eggs, if possible. (Think farmers markets!) Or organic free range from the grocery store. And even just organic, if in a pinch. Please don’t use regular eggs from your grocery store, these eggs are less than ideal and your chances of salmonella are much higher in those types of eggs. Salmonella is most commonly found in eggs from chickens in close, caged in quarters and in less than sanitary conditions. Which are the majority of the eggs found at the regular super market. Go Farm Fresh! Hunt them down!! Someone has fresh eggs, its worth the effort to find a source. Try your local weekend farmers markets. Not only are the animals treated better, but the egg quality is so much higher. Chickens who live their life on pasture and in natural sunlight have higher levels of vitamin D in their yolks. You can see and taste the difference!
Also, at first, if you’re not used to eating raw eggs, GO SLOW! It might give you a belly ache. Have a tiny bit and increase each day to let your tummy adjust. Its worth the effort and the healing that will be done to your body is absolutely incredible. I discovered a similar recipe while trying to learn about healing cavities. Many mothers, fathers, and health nuts have sworn by raw egg smoothies in healing and strengthening their bodies, and especially their teeth. We love this recipe. My son gulps it down!
1 cup milk, kefir or yogurt (preferably raw and whole)
1-2 raw eggs (use just the yolks if you have an egg sensitivity)
2 oz cream (preferably raw)
4-5 drops liquid stevia (or to taste)
dash nutmeg and cinnamon and/or pumpkin spice
2 drops vanilla extract
carob or cocoa powder
Beat all the ingredients together in a glass bowl. Pour in a favorite mug and enjoy! If you can hold out for a bit, drinking this at room temperature is best for absorption.
*Optional whipped topping: separate the egg whites from the yolks and save for the topping. Beat the egg whites and 2-3 drops liquid stevia extract until you have a nice foamy fluffy consistency. Add to the top of eggnog with a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon.
I hope you enjoy! And Happy Holidays!