Happy New Year! Bob and I had a low-key evening last night, but we enjoyed it that way. We ordered sushi as carry-out from Wildfish, and along with some salad and roasted kabocha, we dined in the comfort of our own home. It was nice to watch the live music on television and enjoy our Christmas tree before it comes down in two days.
We started the evening with a little nog, to set a festive tone. I used to love eggnog, but over the past few years, it hasn’t sounded very appealing. It’s become too heavy and rich for me. So, I experimented a bit, and this turned out to be quite nice!
Lighter Nog (serves 1 – 2)
- 1 small frozen banana
- 1 c. almond milk
- 1 medjool date, pitted
- 1/8 t. cinnamon
- 1/8 t. nutmeg
- 1/4 t. vanilla extract
- 1/4 t. run extract
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately with a garnish of nutmeg.
Of course, you can add real rum if you’d like! But I’m telling you, it was perfect as-is.
On the other hand, now seems like the perfect time to begin moving away from the nog, and back to some nutrition-packed smoothies. Today marks the beginning of a 7-day green smoothie challenge that Bob and I are both doing!
Katherine is hosting the challenge, and I thought I would be a great way to start the year on a healthy note! Consider joining us!
We’re looking forward to our first green smoothie later today. Cheers to 2013!!!