From guest contributor: Arielle Haspel, nutrition and lifestyle expert + blogger at Be Well with Arielle

When the holidays come around, I don’t really get excited about the presents… I get excited about what I’m going to eat and drink!

Egg nog is one of my favorite holiday treats, but it’s traditionally made with loads of sugar, cream and even whipped raw eggs.

Not Be Well with Arielle approved.

And, the healthy versions typically have bananas in it — yuck!

Healthy Egg Nog Smoothie

So instead of depriving myself of my favorite holiday treat, I did a lot of recipe testing and healthified it into the healthiest, most delicious egg nog ever!

This Healthy Egg Nog is made without refined sugar, cream, milk, raw eggs or banana.

Instead, its sweetened with dates and coconut water, and made with avocado and coconut milk and almond milk to add the perfect amount of creaminess.

It’s spiced just right with some of Simply Organic’s cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and a splash of almond extract.

Healthy enough to drink for breakfast on-the-go, sweet enough to indulge in for a holiday dessert and #spicedright.

Healthy Egg Nog Smoothie

8oz. almond milk
8oz. coconut milk
½ c. coconut water
1/4 avocado
14 small pitted dates
1/2 tsp. Simply Organic vanilla extract
1 tsp. Simply Organic almond extract
1/2 tsp. Simply Organic cinnamon
1 tsp. Simply Organic nutmeg
handful of ice

*optional: top with raw cacao nibs

1. Blend up all ingredients
2. Serve in a pretty glass