Christmas is this Friday! For many families, eggnog is a timeless tradition during the holidays but it comes with a hefty amount of calories (around 180 calories for 4 ounces). For those who crave the flavor on a regular basis try out this recipe for a healthy eggnog smoothie:
- ½ Cup Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt
- ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 Banana (sliced and frozen)
- ½ Cup Milk, Skim or 1%
- Combine all ingredients except the nutmeg
- Blend until smooth
- Serve in a glass and sprinkle with nutmeg
Nutrition Information per Serving
- Serving Size: 12 ounces
- Calories: 260 calories
- Fat: 2 grams
- Sodium: 140 mg
- Carbohydrates: 52 grams
- Fiber: 4 grams
- Sugar: 37 grams (Includes 8g Added Sugars)
- Protein: 11 grams
For those making traditional eggnog recipes or those who plan to indulge in the “real stuff,”make sure to keep these food safety tips in mind:
- If using pasteurized eggs (labeled on carton), you can consume without heating, just chill the final mix and enjoy!
- If using unpasteurized eggs, make sure to heat the mix to 160 degrees Fahrenheit while stirring, to kill harmful bacteria that may be present.
- Note that adding alcohol will NOT kill bacteria in unpasteurized eggs; it must be heated to 160 degrees Fahrenheit (use a digital food thermometer for accuracy).
To get more information and watch an eggnog recipe demo from NC State Extension food safety specialist, Ben Chapman, click here.
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