No matter how you celebrate the holiday season, food is a major part of those celebrations. And no holiday spread is complete without the right drinks. We all have our favorite festive drink, whether it’s hot chocolate, apple cider, eggnog, holiday punch, or even your favorite cocktail.
Unfortunately, a lot of those holiday favorites are high in sugar, fat, and are full of not-so-great ingredients like dairy and alcohol. While there are plenty of ways to make traditional holiday drinks healthy, sometimes it’s just easier to skip the mental gymnastics and find a healthy drink you can enjoy without guilt. And really Beauties, you shouldn’t feel guilty about food anyway. 🙂
The holiday season is a time to reflect on the past year and all you’re thankful for, not worrying about what you eat or drink. It’s important to remove as much stress from the holiday season as possible. This is why I’m excited to share these 10 non-alcoholic and vegan holiday drink recipes with you. These 100-percent vegan drink recipes will let you enjoy the tastes of the holiday season but without the bloating, discomfort, or side effects of the more traditional holiday favorites.
Take a look through this list of smoothies, elixirs, and other favorites— I think you’ll find something you’ll be able to enjoy all winter long!
Even though I live between California and Hawaii, I still know there’s nothing like a warm or hot drink on a cold day. Whether you love a hot cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, apple cider, or even a warm alcoholic drink like a hot toddy or mulled wine, the right drink can make you feel at peace. So if you’re looking for something warm and comforting, give these a try.
Winter Immunitea Elixir
If you’re on the lookout for a warming and healing vegan holiday drink recipe, I’ve got just the drink for you.
My Winter Immunitea Elixir recipe will heat you up on the inside while boosting your immunity during the time of year when we all need it the most. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also cold and flu season, so why not give yourself an advantage by sipping on something delicious and super good for you?
Winter Spice Warming Elixir Mocktail
Do you enjoy the occasional Christmas cocktail? Why not give a Christmas mocktail a try?
While I’m not against enjoying an adult beverage or two during the holidays, no one wants to spend any of that beautiful time with your family and friends hungover and feeling tired or uncomfortable.
You’ll love my Winter Spice Warming Elixir Mocktail especially if you’re avoiding alcohol or want to try something different after a holiday cocktail or two. I promise, you won’t miss the booze and even better than being alcohol-free, It’s dairy-free and can help you relax into a stress-free season of togetherness.
Fall Harvest Hot Apple Cider
Apple cider and mulled cider are essential flavors of Fall, but can be full of added sugar. Enjoy the taste and aroma of spiced apples without all the extra sugar or calories with my amazing Fall Harvest Hot Apple Cider.
This recipe is made with fresh organic apples and warming beauty spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, that can help you feel beautiful both inside and out. Bonus, cinnamon is wonderful for helping control blood sugar so if you’re eating a sweet treat it can help prevent the sugar highs and lows.
Ayurvedic Golden Milk Latte
Golden milk has become a popular health drink in recent years, and for good reason! This ancient Ayurvedic drink is full of antioxidants, is amazing for your digestion, and for your brain health.
Traditionally, golden milk is made with cow’s milk. However, with my Ayurvedic Golden Milk Latte recipe, you can reap all the beautiful health benefits of golden milk without the drawbacks of dairy, like bloating, gas, and even acne!
Nighttime Lavender Elixir
With all the fun parties, get-togethers, and sometimes the extra stress during the holidays, it can be hard to get the sleep you need to feel rested each day. And when you don’t get the sleep you need, you look and feel run-down, exhausted, and out of sorts.
If you’ve ever struggled to get a good night’s sleep during the holiday season, I think you’ll love my Nighttime Lavender Elixir. This beautiful blend of almond milk, lavender, and warming cinnamon can help you relax and prepare for a peaceful night’s sleep, no matter what your holiday schedule has in store for you.
Smoothies aren’t just a summer thing! You can— and should— enjoy healthy smoothies year-round. If you want the tastes of fall and winter in smoothie form, I think you’ll love these.
Sweet Chai Smoothie
Looking for a jolly Christmas drink? Look no further than my Sweet Chai Smoothie! Such festive spices and creamy dairy-free milk make this smoothie one of my all-time favorites during this special season.
Did you know that all the spices found in chai are packed with antioxidants? That’s right! All the amazing flavors of chai, like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice are filled with an array of antioxidants and digestive support that are totally worth indulging in!
Holiday Apple Pear Smoothie
Apples and pears are perfect holiday fruits! They come in festive colors and are shaped like beautiful little ornaments— perfect to hang on the tree. It’s like they’re designed just for this special sweet season! So you can imagine my Holiday Apple Pear Smoothie just had to make this list of vegan holiday drink recipes!
In addition to looking festive, apples and pears have important nutrients that everyone can benefit from during the holiday season. Pears can give you softer, more supple skin. They can also help minimize damage to collagen, helping your skin look its finest!
Apples have a special type of soluble dietary fiber— called pectin— that is particularly cleansing to your inner beauty. And let’s face it, who doesn’t need a little extra cleansing boost when all the holiday sweets are so easily at reach?
Hot Chocolate Protein Smoothie Booster
If you are a chocolate lover like myself, no holiday drink lineup is complete without hot chocolate. Beauties, it is possible to enjoy hot chocolate without dairy, and all the extra fat and sugar most mixes have. My Hot Chocolate Protein Smoothie Booster is proof! One sip and you’ll agree!
This comforting, antioxidant-rich, and protein-packed smoothie will boost your immunity and your energy so you can keep up with all that wonderful holiday hustle and bustle. Thank you, cacao!
To make this recipe even better you can even add some coconut whipped cream on top for added fun for you and the kids! Just be mindful that this smoothie contains cacao which contains some caffeine and can be a bit of a stimulant if you drink a lot.
Festive Spice Holiday Smoothie
Looking for a way to stay on track this holiday season, but still want to celebrate with something tasty? Try my Festive Spice Holiday Smoothie.
While there is nothing wrong with some occasional indulgence, remember that you can enjoy foods that are both healthy and indulgent. 🙂
Most “healthy” fruit juices like orange juice, pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice and cranberry juice are full of extra sugar, which can negate the beautiful health benefits of the fruit!
This vegan holiday drink recipe is rich in festive cheer, as well as healthy ingredients like fresh cranberries, raspberries, and spinach, without all the added sugar of fruit juice. All these are amazing sources of essential vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. Bonus: they’re festively colored as well!
Peppermint Dream Smoothie
Peppermint is another one of those beautiful seasonal flavors that you can’t miss. Enjoy the refreshing taste of peppermint without added sugar with my Peppermint Dream Smoothie.
Not only is peppermint great for cleansing your palate and freshening your breath, its naturally soothing properties beautifully reduce inflammation and promote healthy digestion. It’s packed with lots of vitamins and phytonutrients too, which can help keep you feeling healthy and feeling great.
Holiday festivities are incomplete without the right drinks, but you don’t have to risk feeling bloated and uncomfortable to enjoy the flavors of the season.
So Beauties, I hope you take some time off from your busy holiday season to try one of my beautiful and festive holiday drink recipes! Whether you’re looking for something hot or cold, I think you’ll really love these. Be sure to snap a picture of yourself sipping on your drink and share it with me and all your besties on Instagram! Don’t forget to pin each of these photos above on Pinterest too.
Lots of love to you always,