We may still be hanging on to Summer like it’s our last chance to ever see the sun, but it’s inevitable that the colder days will start to creep up on us soon enough. It won’t be long before we’re swapping Summer dresses for high neck jumpers, scarves and gloves. One of the best ways to warm up on a cold day is to drink something hot. There are certain types of drinks that aren’t vegan friendly. For example, Guinness, certain kinds of wine and even some types of fruit juice and sodas. So, here’s a list of vegan-friendly drinks you can prepare for yourself and others during those long, dark days.
You really can’t beat the combination of warm apple flavour and spices in this seasonal drink. It has the ability to warm you right through from your head to your toes within a few sips. It’s perfect for days when you may spend more time outdoors than usual, like Halloween or the 5th of November if you’re in the UK. Best of all, it’s really easy to make. Take a look at the recipe here. If you want something that you can make in big batches and use to impress your guests, this should be your go-to recipe.
Is it still possible to have hot chocolate on a vegan diet? Absolutely! All you need to do is substitute a few of the ingredients, and the replacement ingredients are arguably more delicious than the originals. For example, using almond milk instead of dairy milk pairs so well with the organic cocoa powder. Use cane sugar instead of caster sugar and grab some vegan marshmallows so you don’t miss out on that wonderful sweet topping. To give it a bit of a kick, add half a teaspoon of chilli powder to your mix.
If you’ve got any young vegans in the house (or young adults at heart), Butter Beer could be your ideal vegan drink. Straight out of Harry Potter, Butter Beer is the drink the young wizards and witches ordered when they visited Hogsmeade. The recipe is perfect for vegan diets because any unfriendly vegan ingredients are easily replaced. The main ingredients include butter or butterscotch, vanilla, cinnamon and coconut cream. Invest in a few steel tankards and you’ve got yourself a magical drink!
Ginger & Lemon Tea
Unfortunately, with the colder days and nights often come the sore throats, headaches and sniffles. If you’re prone to catching a cold whenever the snow starts falling, this vegan ginger and lemon tea is soothing and helps to boost the immune system. Shop around for the best stainless steel tea kettle so your tea can marinade well. The great thing about this tea is that you can use the tea bags you would normally use. Then add a few scrapings of ginger and lemon and a tablespoon of lemon juice and let it sit for a few minutes. Once you’ve poured the tea, add a teaspoon of maple syrup to sweeten it.
Being a vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out!