Best Vegan Winter Drinks

December 3, 2013

The holidays are full of rich drinks, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give them up when leading a healthier lifestyle. There are plenty of healthy, vegan options available if you know where to look. Online suppliers, health food stores, and even most “normal” grocery stores now carry healthier alternatives to your favorite treats. Here are a few I’ve found that are sure to please your palate this holiday season.

If you want apple cider:

Try R.W. Knudsen Cider & Spice

Vegan apple cider

Calories per serving: 120

This drink is more than just apple juice. It has notes of sweet spices and citrus which are nice & warming during the cold winter months.

Or Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider

Martinelli's apple cider - best vegan winter drinks

Calories per serving: 140

Of course, you can’t go wrong with traditional Martinelli’s. Turns out that the companies sparkling ciders are  pure juice! No added sugar here.

If you want hot cocoa:

Try Ah!Laska Non-Dairy Chocolate Mix

best vegan winter drinks - hot chocolate mix

Calories per serving: 110

This non-dairy cocoa mix is a breath of fresh air. It’s organic and perfectly sweet.

Or Equal Exchange Spicy Cocoa

best vegan winter drinks - chocolate

Calories per serving: 70

This cocoa contains cinnamon and cayenne for an extra kick.

If you want eggnog:

Try Silk Seasonal Nog

best vegan winter drinks - Silk vegan nog

Calories per serving: 90

I love anything and everything eggnog flavored. You can’t go wrong with this classic non-dairy variation by Silk.

Or So Delicious Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk

best vegan winter drinks - pumpkin spice coconut milk

Calories per serving: 70

And if you’re feeling crazy, try a pumpkin-spiked eggnog!

If you want something calorie-free:

Try Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice Tea

best vegan winter drinks - tea

Or Bigelow Eggnog’n Tea

best vegan winter drinks - eggnogg'n tea

A dash of Stevia compliments these flavored teas quite nicely. It really brings out the flavors.

Finally, don’t forget to check out our own recipes for seasonal drinks!

Related: 10 Not So Simple Ways to Enjoy Your Holiday Coffee

The Daily Grind: Health Benefits of Coffee


Photo: respective brands

Quincy is an NC-based college student who is passionate about leading a healthy and compassionate life. Aside from classes, she fills her time with cooking, writing, travel, and yoga. You can find more from her on her blog Shugurcän and on Instagram.


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