Thursday, 25 November 2010

Hot and Healthy Holiday Drinks!

With the cold weather here and the Christmas season quickly approaching, delicious hot drinks are always tempting. These warm-your-heart treats can be full of fat and calories, so here are some healthier options if you just cannot resist :)


Healthy Egg Nog
1/2 cup egg substitute (we like www.eggwhitesintl.com – they are pasturized and safe to eat raw!)
2 cups Soy Milk
1/2 cup fat free soy creamer
2 tblsp sugar substitute (we use Stevia)
1 tsp Vanilla
Spices: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Pumpkin Spice to taste
Alcoholic version: 2 tsp rum extract; or 2 tbs rum, brandy, or bourbon (or to taste)

Preparation:  Pour all ingredients into a container and mix until thickened.   Store in refridgerator for at least 1 hour.
Adapted from toneitup.com
No-Sugar-Added Minty Hot Cocoa 
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1-2 packets of Splenda sweetener (to desired sweetness)
Dash of salt
1 cup 1% milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract


Preparation: Mix cocoa, Splenda, and salt in large mug. Heat milk in microwave for 1-1/2 minutes, until hot. Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended. Stir in vanilla and peppermint. Yields 1 serving.
Adapted from webmd.com
Other ideas are apple cider with cinnamon and hot mulled wine!

Enjoy :)

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