Who doesn’t love a rich mug of eggnog to get into the holiday spirit? Here, lucuma adds a special sweet and malty flavor to the classic drink, and a notoriously unhealthy ingredient set is replaced with smart substitutions like creamy cashews and coconut sugar.
1¼ Cups Navitas Naturals Cashews
⅓ Cup Medjool Dates, pits removed (about 5-6 large)
4 Cups filtered Water
3 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Coconut Sugar
¼ Cup Navitas Naturals Lucuma Powder
1 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Chia Powder
1Tbsp Vanilla extract
1½ tsp Nutmeg powder, plus extra for garnish
⅛ tsp Sea Salt
¼ Cup Brandy
¼ Cup Rum
Soak the cashews in water for 2 hours to soften, then drain and rinse. Soak the dates in the 4 cups of filtered water for 10 minutes to soften, reserving the date soak water.
In a blender (preferably a high speed model), combine the soaked cashews, dates, date soak water, coconut sugar, lucuma powder, chia powder, vanilla extract, nutmeg and sea salt. Blend very well until completely smooth. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes to allow the chia seed to thicken slightly.