Protein Egg Nog : the Holy Grail of Christmas protein recipes. This is absolute summit of the mountain of protein and it will absolutely floor you. It’ll render you speechless. If you’re thinking, “it’s probably just like a protein shake”, you’re wrong. It doesn’t taste like a protein shake at all. It tastes like Egg Nog, – like frothy, smooth, creamy and delicious Egg Nog. It tastes like winter bliss in a cup! And you know what? It’s totally sugar-free and really low in carbs. We’re talking Protein Wizardry of the highest order here!
3 organic egg yolks
1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1/4 cup single cream
1 cup of milk (cartooned
coconut but any will do)
1/4 cup milk (same as above)
1/2 teaspoon toffee flavdrops (or your sweetener of choice)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon brandy (optional)
1. Electrically whisk the whey, 1/4 cup of milk, and yolks in a bowl (or deep shaker) until you get a frothy mix.
2.: Heat up the cup of milk with the brandy until it gets hot but not boiling hot (you want to be able to dip your finger in there without
screaming out in agony).
3. Once the milk is warm, SLOWLY pour it into the whey and egg mix while you whisk it. You need to whisk continually and pour the milk in slowly to ensure you don’t cook the yolks. That’s because if you pour the egg mix into the hot milk in one go, your eggs will probably cook and you’ll end up with a wack-looking omelet soup. Nobody wants that.
4. Once you’ve poured all the milk into the whey mix and it all looks nice and smooth, transfer the whole thing back to the pot where the milk was and heat it back up at a low/medium heat while stirring. Add a stick or two of cinnamon to the mix for further flavor. The reason you cook the mix at this stage is so the yolk cooks and your mix thickens up. If you want a REALLY thick Nog, feel free to add 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum if you like your Nog super thick.
5. Pour the Egg Nog into two regular cups or three smaller ones, add cinnamon on top and enjoy!
Macros per cup (out of 2):
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Very nice, but a little too sweet for my taste – I think I’ll halve the amount of flavdrops next time. The recipe doesn’t mention when to add the cream and the flavdrops. I put them in the yolk/milk/whey mix, and that worked fine.