FIVE Holiday Beverages That Will Keep You Slim this Year

By December 14, 2016Recipes

So many different holiday beverages make their way onto our tables at this time of year, so it can be difficult to resist. While I do promote a lifestyle of everything in moderation, I’m also very much aware that a lot of the holiday drinks will contain alcohol and various other refined sugars, which isn’t so great to have in abundance.

But there is a way you can enjoy the flavors of Christmas in your drinks without compromising your health and fitness goals. Phew!

Here are 5 Holiday Beverages That Will Satisfy Your FESTIVE Cravings

-without all the typical sugars that are found in traditional holiday beverages.

The Gingerbread Man Smoothie


  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt or dairy-free/vegan yogurt strained
  • 2 tablespoons of raw almond butter
  • ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or another sweetener of choice)
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • ½ frozen banana

-created by The Gluten Free Lifesaver

42 Calorie Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

Ingredients: holiday beverages

  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3-4 packets Truvia, or another sweetener to taste
  • Pinch of instant coffee (optional)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze)

-created by Veggie Quest

Cranberry Spice Smoothie


  • 110g / 1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 300ml / 1¼ cup almond milk (can substitute for another dairy-free milk)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground mixed spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves)
  • (optional) 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup, to taste

-created by The Wallflower Kitchen

Egg Nog Smoothie


  • 1 scoop vanilla Vega Performance Protein
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen peeled banana
  • 2 tsp natural almond butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground nutmeg and ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 5-6 ice cubes

-created by Eat Spin Run Repeat

Alcohol-free Mulled Wine

Ingredients: -created by Sandhy’s Kitchen

  • 600ml Cranberry juice
  • 250ml Apple juice
  • 150ml Orange juice
  • 2 Tsp Honey
  • Sliced Orange
  • 2 quill Cinnamon
  • 2 Star anise
  • 10 Cloves
  • 2 Nos Bay leaves
  • 30g Dried Ginger.
  • Orange peel zested
  • A small pinch of Nutmeg
  • 5 Nos Cardamom

-created by Sandhy’s Kitchen

Give these healthy holiday beverages a try anytime and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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