Healthy-ish Chocolate Nog Shake

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  There's something about Egg Nog and the holiday season, it's just a must! I guess that's if you're an Egg Nog fan. 😉 Well, I don't actually drink the "original" Nog, I'm more of a fan of the Almond Milk Nog or Coconut Milk Nog. Going non-dairy here is the way to go for me, and depending on the brand you're buying you'll find a lot less of the refined sugars used in the "original" nog. Nog is still a sugary treat, so I'm not saying it becomes healthy all of a sudden, please continue to be mindful of this treat and enjoy in moderation. 😉 So there's my stance on "The Nog", but now let's talk about this Chocolate business. There's a reason females crave chocolate especially that one time each month. Our bodies are working extra hard and we're needing those extra antioxidants, mood boosters, and the iron and magnesium that chocolate (the real stuff) provides. So ladies, go for that chocolate, but the real stuff! Not those "healthier" chocolate bars sitting at the check out stand at the health food stores (sure, go for those sometimes), but grab a bag of Raw Cacao Powder for your pantry to have on hand. Raw Cacao Powder came straight from the plant, cacao. This is the original nature of chocolate, before it's been heated and refined and stripped of the nutrients that your body is actually craving!! There are so many things you can make using your Cacao Powder, like these Grain Free Cacao Brownies posted HERE, and this Healthy Chocolate Nog Shake I've created. I added the miraculous adaptogen, Maca into this shake for other hormone balancing properties and for a great energy boost! Drink, Enjoy, and Be Merry!  


Healthy Chocolate Nog Shake

  This Healthy Chocolate Nog Shake is an excellent seasonal treat! But remember, it's still a treat! You could drop "The Nog" and exchange for an unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk and add a liquid stevia (or chocolate drops liquid stevia) for your sweetener and some pumpkin pie spice mix to make it taste more seasonal, but lose the sugars of "The Nog".  



  • 1 Cup Almond Milk or Coconut Milk Egg Nog (or 1/2 cup Dairy Free Nog and 1/2 cup Filtered Water)
  • 1 tbsp. Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1-2 tsp. Maca Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Raw Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil or MCT oil
  • **optional: small serving of Cacao Nibs blended in to add an extra crunch!
  • **Greens are always a great addition to any smoothie/shake!
  • **Ice is optional – I don’t crave ice drinks in the winter,  so I just keep it watery.



Blend your ingredients! Cheers.

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