Lucuma Eggnog

eggnog– a healthy holiday treat!
Look for Lucuma powder at Whole Foods in the nutrition department. Lucuma fruits are found in Peru, where they have been honored since the time of the Incas. Today, South Americans enjoy their fragrant, rich maple-like flavor in a variety of culinary creations. Lucuma, pronounced “loo-ku-mah,” belongs to the Sapotaceae family. Its fruits look like round green avocados but have firm, orange and yellow pumpkin-like pulp. They are an excellent source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and contain especially high concentrations of beta carotene, niacin, and iron. The delicious, fragrant flavor of lucuma blends well with ice creams, yogurts, baby foods, and a wide range of desserts. In fact, lucuma is the most popular ice cream flavor in the Andes. Try it in this raw, vegan, healthy and delicious “eggnog” recipe!

1/2 cup lucuma powder
1 1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla powder
3 TB coconut sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg, and another 1/4 tsp. for garnish
1 tsp. chia seeds, ground to a powder
dash of Himalayan salt
Blend everything, and put in the fridge for 15 min. to set. Garnish with the extra nutmeg.