Submitted by rawgypsy7 on August 15, 2008 - 10:41pm
2 8-oz. servings or 1 big mama portion
My kids go nuts over this raw vegan nog! I serve it as dessert with cookies if they’ve eaten all their salad. I can’t wait to make this for thanksgiving dinner. It’s very simple and can be made with ingredients you’ve often got on hand already.
16 ounce water, or substitute fresh almond milk for best flavor
2 dates, pitted
1 large ripe banana, (use frozen bananas if you like this drink cold)
1 slice vanilla bean, about 1/2 inch piece
3 tablespoon shelled hemp seeds, more or less, to taste
1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg, to taste
1 teaspoon agave nectar, more or less, to taste, or omit if desired
This can be made with plain water and hemp seeds, but it tastes better if you add some cashews or other nuts/seeds. I usually start with at least 8 oz. almond milk, and if i don’t have any of that, i just throw in some cashews.
Put everything in the Vitamix or some other inferior blending appliance, start on low and then crank it until all the vanilla is blended. If you like your nog warm, let it run for a while. If you prefer it cold, you can either start with frozen bananas or just add ice cubes. The ice will make it frothier.