When you make this recipe, it will be super quick and easy, but there is quite a story behind it that meant it didn’t work that way for me. First, when you are making new recipes, sometimes they don’t quite work out the first time. For example, it seemed like a really good idea to put banana in it. I mean it would give it that eggnog color and thickness. And, even though I hate bananas, the cinnamon and nutmeg would cover up the banana taste, right? WRONG. It did not taste like an eggnog smoothie, but like a banana smoothie that just happened to have some spice in it. I will say that this version does have an eggnog flavor, but I couldn’t get it to taste exactly like eggnog without adding more sweetener than I was willing to drink. After all, part of making a smoothie is to keep it healthy, right? And, even though I used honey instead of sugar, honey still has a ton of calories, so two tablespoons was as much as I could handle. If you want a more true eggnog flavor, add more honey.
Second, there is my dog. He is a precious Shetland sheepdog. Now, if you think you know what shelties are like, you don’t know my dog. He is a wild, insane, extrovert, who thinks cooking should be stopped at all costs, especially if it involves the food processor or mixer. But, like other shelties, he does bark a lot. So, while he was barking and running around insanely and trying to get between me and the food processor, he jumped up and knocked my measured honey off the counter. Onto the floor. Face down. So, I went to pick it up as quickly as possible hoping it wouldn’t get on the floor (honey moves slowly). When I did, a big glop of it came out and strung across the room. It looked just like those slow motion videos of liquid pouring. But, it never hit the floor because the dog who we can’t get to catch anything else can apparently catch honey in mid-air. Well, there is some in his fur too. So, measuring honey, AGAIN.
Then, probably also due to his craziness, when I put the ice in, somehow I managed to not have the top on good, and smoothie went everywhere. I still had enough for my lunch, but I had to change clothes. Really, I promise this will work better for you. It should only take five minutes – maybe ten if you take your time measuring. And, it is a great way to get some holiday flavor in and still stay pretty healthy.
Yield 1 -2
- 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (plus a sprinkle on top, if desired)
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 heaping cup of ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until there are no longer any large pieces of ice cubes.
- Serve immediately.