Are you an eggnogger or nog-naysayer? Whatever your nog notions, this Eggnog Smoothie will earn your nod of approval.

Eggnog Smoothie. AMAZING. A healthy smoothie recipe that tastes just like eggnog!

Nog-naysayers, please trust me and keep reading. Nog lovers, high five.

Although eggnog’s spicy nutmeg and dreamy custard flavors speak to my soul at Christmas, I typically can’t handle more than one or two glasses a season. It’s ridiculously rich, even for my voracious sweet tooth.

Devour an entire plate of Double Dark Chocolate Cookies? No problem. Take down an entire quart of eggnog? I need to lie down just thinking about it.

Because I’m smitten with eggnog’s flavors, I wanted to find a way to enjoy it in a healthier, tummy-ache-free fashion. Enter the eggnog smoothie.

This recipe offers the same creaminess and holiday flavor of a classic glass of eggnog but is actually good for you. Could it be a Christmas miracle?

Eggnog Smoothie. This tasted exactly eggnog, but is healthy. A must for any eggnog fans!

A smoothie that tastes just like eggnog but is actually healthy for you!

The Best Healthy Banana Eggnog Smoothie

Homemade eggnog recipes begin by making a custard, similar to an ice cream base: sugar, heavy cream, and egg yolks. For our smoothie, I dropped all three and used healthier options instead.

The Ingredients

  • Dates. Delicious and naturally sweet.
  • Frozen Bananas. Perhaps you are familiar with the sensation that is banana whip? Pureed frozen bananas taste incredibly similar to vanilla ice cream (for real) and are a perfect creamy base to mimic the texture and taste of eggnog.
  • Spices. I added plenty of nutmeg and cinnamon to recreate eggnog’s holiday flair.
  • Greek Yogurt. For a high protein eggnog smoothie.
  • Cashew Milk. For the perfect consistency, Silk Cashew Milk.

Healthy Eggnog Smoothie made with bananas

I’ve used vanilla almond milk in my smoothies and cereal for years, so when I was given the opportunity to try cashew milk, I was immediately curious. I was also immediately skeptical—cashews are at the bottom of my nut totem-pole, and almonds are at the top.

Honest opinion? I loved it! Lightly creamy and with a pleasant aftertaste, it’s ideal for pouring over cereal, enjoying beside a brownie, and consequently, blending into a smoothie.

How to Make this a Cocktail

While I’ve primarily been enjoying my eggnog smoothies for breakfast or after a workout, it’s not lost on me that, in order to legitimately kick it with their true eggnog cousins, they’re missing a bit of spirit. For a fun happy hour treat or nightcap, add a splash of one of the following:

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Eggnog Smoothie

5 from 2 votes
A healthy fruit smoothie recipe made with bananas, dates, and almonds that tastes just like eggnog.

Prep: 1 min
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 3 mins

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 pitted Mejool dates
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non-fat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg plus additional for topping as desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Bourbon, rum, or whiskey (optional)
  • Whipped topping optional

Instructions
 

  • Place the cashew milk, banana, dates, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and almond extract in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  • If desired, blend in rum, bourbon, or whiskey. Pour into serving glass and top with whipped topping and additional nutmeg.

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  1. So glad you made a healthy version! I love eggnog, but it never sits well in my stomach after a few sips. Pinning this recipe!

  2. I love eggnog and don’t drink it any more because it is way too high in calories and low in nutrition. But this recipe, now that’s another story. I’ve figured out a slight adaptation that will make it what I want and am very looking forward to trying it. Thanks for coming up with eggnog I can enjoy.

  3. Ooh, this sounds so good! I’ve honestly been an eggnog hater up until a couple years ago, when I started making it from scratch. SO. GOOD. You’re right, though, that even the best eggnog is dangerously rich. This smoothy sounds like the perfect balance of healthy-enough-to-drink-a-huge-glass, and tasty-enough-to-satisfy. So smart!

  4. Eggnog Smoothie looking delicious. Yummy. I have to try the eggnog smoothie in my home. thanks for sharing.

  5. I belong to the clan of the nogsters. I like alliteration by the way. This is special. I don’t normally pin smoothies, but I am pinning this one!

  6. Omg this looks awesome! And I love how it doesn’t have the typical fatty eggnog ingredients, but still tastes great! Pinned!

  7. I am totttttally in love with this smoothie…AND I actually have everything to make it in my house (including dates lol) so want to guess what’s for breakfast tomorrow? lol Love this!

  8. hmmm…I love Silk’s almond milk, but have yet to try their cashew milk. This smoothie will be a great way to try. Pinning this!

    1. Optional is code for “not optional” in this recipe ;-) Thanks so much, and I hope you had a very merry Christmas!

  9. I finally got to make this one this morning, now that I have a supply of frozen bananas, and my husband loved it (the almond extract flavor was too strong for me, so I will use less next time). I did add some unflavored whey for protein. This recipe is a definite keeper. It makes any breakfast a holiday breakfast.5 stars

    1. I’m so, so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed it! Thanks so much for trying it and letting me know. It never fails to make my day :)

  10. I’m allergic to bananas and unfortunately a lot of these smoothie/shake recipes call for them. I want to try this one so bad bc I LOVE eggnog. Can you suggest a replacement for the bananas here please?

  11. I tried this out for Christmas at a friends place. I had been craving it ever since and asked my friend for the recipe. She shared the link and have been making this for 3 days straight now. LOL. Love it so much. Thanks for this lovely eggnog smoothie without the bourbon. I am off alcohol for this month. Using my new Cuisinart Blender Food Processor for the smoothies and must say it really did a good job making a perfect eggnog.5 stars