Four Healthy Holiday Drinks for a Festive Party

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 8:44 pm

‘Tis the season for festive drinks but that doesn’t mean you have to undo your diet. Enjoy the warm, comforting flavors of the season with these better-for-you drinks by Califia Farms, a plant-based beverage company based in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Fill your fridge with non-GMO drinks and pour a little cheer at your next holiday party.

For a new take on the omnipresent Pumpkin Spice Latte, try Califia Farms’ cold brew version made with real pumpkin puree. While most coffee shop pumpkin spice drinks will set you back a few hundred calories, you can Indulge in this seasonal, spicy treat for only 90 calories.

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Add some pep to your mornings with Peppermint Mocha Pure Cold Brew Coffee which combines rich chocolate and sweet mint for a smooth, satisfying sip. Enjoy it straight from the fridge or try it hot for chilly mornings.

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Lighten up your traditional after dinner drink with this refreshing alternative. Pour some Agua Fresca Cranberry Cocktail and enjoy a light, spiced drink free of artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. This holiday-flavored Fresca tastes great on its own or can work as a mixer in your favorite alcoholic cocktail recipe.

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Nothing says winter like egg nog. This year, sip on a reduced guilt, vegan version while you spread cheer. This light, spiced-to-perfection drink is only 50 calories and has 8 grams of sugar plus a hearty dose of calcium. Enjoy this almond-based drink with your gingerbread men and spread the holiday cheer.

Califia Farms beverages are available at Whole Foods, 110 & Bellevue is located at 465 South Arroyo Parkway, Whole Foods Hastings Ranch Shopping is located at 3751 East Foothill Boulevard.

 

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