Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Paleo Eggnog

Here you go Grant... the eggnog recipe below is courtesy of CrossFit Santa Cruz.
It's been a while since I've made my own almond milk, but I couldn't help but think that this recipe would be even better with a homemade touch.  I can't describe the difference but it's remarkable.  To make homemade almond milk is amazingly simple and well worth the 5 minutes! 

Homemade Almond Milk

Making your own almond (or any nut milk) is amazingly simple and only requires you remember a ratio:  1 cup nuts to 4 cups water.

1. Soak raw almonds overnight or at least 8 hours.  
2. Blend water and almonds in high-performance blender.
3. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth (not mandatory, but will make a much smoother texture)
4. Keep it real or add any extras you want for some flavor-enhancing

Vanilla Almond Milk:  Blend in 6 dates or 1/4 cup agave + 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Chocolate nut milk: Add the above (from vanilla recipe) and 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Chai milk: Add the above (from vanilla recipe), 1 tsp cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg - THIS IS MY FAVORITE... warm it up a little and add some espresso for a crazy good chai latte.

Paleo Eggnog
1-1/4 C unsweetened original almond milk
3/4 C lite coconut milk
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 T blackstrap molasses
1 T agave nectar
cinnamon stick
Combine all ingredients in a shaker or blender. Serve chilled. Top with fresh ground nutmeg and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!!!