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faux-nogEggnog is a holiday favorite, but is often an empty-calorie drink that can threaten freshly-made New Year’s Resolutions. In this appearance on Daytime TV Show (scroll down for video), Dr. LJ demonstrates how to make an alternative eggnog that is egg- and dairy-free, yet boasts all the best qualities of eggnog and none of its worst!

Raw-nog an excellent drink to serve to lactose-intolerant individuals who want to partake in festivities but can’t consume the traditional drink. Check out the video and recipe below the fold.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vanilla unsweetened Almond milk
  • 1 handful of raw cashews
  • 1-2 frozen bananas
    • OR for banana-free, use 1 cup shredded coconut and ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tsp. virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. clove
  • Dash cardamon
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
  • Dash salt
  • 5 dates – pitted and soaked for one hour
  • Water from date soak
  • Optional: ½ tsp. rum extract

Directions: Add all of the ingredients to blender and blend until frothy. Top with grated fresh nutmeg and cinnamon and serve immediately.

LindaJoy Rose (Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert)

LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and healthy living expert with over 25 years of experience. As the former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in the field of subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, implementing training and certification in many countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Dr. LJ has appeared numerous times as the Healthy Living expert with the Tampa NBC affiliate and syndicated Daytime TV show, local media coverage, and over 100 videos on the super-information site, eHow.com.

She is the author of eight books, including Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual and Raw Fusion Living: Recipes for Health Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, and contributes regularly to the popular worldwide news service, The Huffington Post.

With a grant from the Astra-Zeneca Foundation, Rose successfully launched a healthy lifestyle retraining program at one of the nation’s largest and most respected clinics. Having overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder through lifestyle changes and self-care, she subsequently developed a practical and delicious eating philosophy and teaches popular classes with food demonstrations, world-wide.

In 2013, she launched the online and onsite Natural Wellness Academy with certifications in Holistic Health and Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and with students and graduates in almost 20 countries.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Dr. Rose is also a volunteer docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum and resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and 4 furry companions.

"From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion, I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."

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