Holiday Drinks

Holiday Drinks

Happy Holidays! Here are three yummy drinks to help you get festive and cozy for the season. They are all naturally sweetened with dates and are all plant-based (of course)! These three recipes make excellent dessert drinks, with just enough sweetness to satisfy your cravings, yet they are carefully crafted with healthy fats to help stabilize blood sugar levels and give you sustained energy. Enjoy!

 

Vegan Chia Nog

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups plant-based milk (cashew or almond milk work well)
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 3-5 soft dates (if they are not soft, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes)
  • Pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove powders
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth

 

Nutty Hot Cacao

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon smooth almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon cacao butter (or coconut oil)
  • 3-5 soft dates (if they are not soft, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + pinch of  nutmeg and ginger powders
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Warm up almond milk and cacao butter on the stove top
  2. Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth

 

Chamomile Apple Spice Latte

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup chamomile tea (brewed for 3-5 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 small sweet apple
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg powders
  • 1-2 soft dates (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Peel and core the apple, cut it into slices and coat each slice with coconut oil. Bake for 20 minutes
  3. Once apple slices are done, add all ingredients into a high-speed blender (make sure the chamomile tea is hot). Blend until smooth. You may have to warm up the drink on the stove top if it is not warm enough.

 



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