Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Are you a teetotaler? Maybe just taking a break from booze? There are hundreds, if not thousands, of recipes for non-alcoholic cocktails, punches, spritzers, mulled drinks, and cordials on the ‘net, but this is a list of well-reviewed non-alcoholic brands for some pre-made drinking pleasure.


bubly (apple, cherry, grapefruit, lemon, lime, mango, orange, strawberry)

LaCroix Sparkling WaterRead more

Egg Nog (low carb)

Luscious, and very similar to store-purchased egg nog…without all the fillers and carbs.

Egg Nog (low carb)
8 servings // 248 calories, 2 net carbs

cups unsweetened almond or macadamia milk
cups grass-fed heavy cream
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon freshly-grated nutmeg
6 organic pasture-raised egg yolks
1/2 cup Swerve confectioners sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup

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Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Eggnog

2 cups homemade cashew milk or Silk Cashew Milk (yummy & rich!)
½ cup Trader Joe’s extra thick and creamy Coconut Cream
⅓ cup raw cashews (soaked overnight or for at least 30 minutes)
—Cashews are optional, but important if you leave out the coconut cream
4-6 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg… Read more

Breakfast Smoothies

I like for one of my meals—usually breakfast—to be a smoothie made with veggies and fruit. I also add one superfood powder: 1 ounce of one of the following–spirulina powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, wheatgrass powder, or a vegan protein powder.

First, choose 4—6 ounces of some good dense, fibrous greens

Add 4—6 ounces of high-volume watery ingredients, like—

  • Tomato
  • Celery
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Summertime Virgin Mojito

Cool, refreshing, mint-lime goodness!

Summertime Virgin Mojito

1 part simple syrup
1-1/2 parts lime juice
6 mint leaves, whole (do not shred)
Soda water
1 sprig mint

To make a simple syrup, add equal parts coconut sugar and water, heat until the sugar dissolves into the water, and allow to cool.

To create the drink, muddle* the lime juice, mint … Read more

Vegan Hot Cocoa

Here’s a delicious, milk-free, low fat, processed-sugar-free, hot cocoa recipe that still manages to hit all the right chocolate-y notes. Yay!

Vegan Hot Cocoa
1 serving

1 cup vanilla-flavored almond milk
2 teaspoons organic unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Rapunzel Pure Organic Cocoa Powder)
1 teaspoon (or more) pure maple syrup

Heat almond milk. Add cocoa powder and maple syrup … Read more