With the holidays here, it’s time to start prepping for holiday parties and gatherings. But if you’re looking for fun and braces-friendly holiday drinks, we’ve got you covered!
- Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate
If you enjoy cinnamon-flavored, wintery drinks, then this is perfect for you! Add some marshmallows for extra sweetness.
- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
If you are in the holiday mood and love gingerbread, try this twist on frozen hot chocolate!
Find the recipe here: https://www.myfussyeater.com/frozen-gingerbread-hot-chocolate/
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
This is one of the more famous drinks around the holidays. Experiment with this healthier version that uses real pumpkin puree and honey in the recipe.
Find the recipe here: https://www.dessertfortwo.com/pumpkin-spice-lattes-mocha-version/
- Spiced Vanilla Pear Apple Cider
This easy-to-prepare cider recipe combines both pear and apple for a holiday favorite.
Find the recipe here: https://www.mybakingaddiction.com/spiced-vanilla-pear-apple-cider/
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This healthy blend of pumpkin pie, chia seeds, and nutmeg is perfect for kicking back on a holiday morning.
Find the recipe here: https://www.thespruceeats.com/non-alcoholic-eggnog-recipe-1806043
- Ginger Latte
This minimalistic recipe is perfect if you have ginger, sugar, and almond milk around the house.
Find the recipe here: https://minimalistbaker.com/3-ingredient-ginger-latte/
- Caramel Vanilla Bean Hazelnut Milk
This holiday drink gets you in the festive spirit with its hazelnut and vanilla bean combo. Even better, it substitutes dates for sugar to make the drink sweeter. (Blending the dates makes them braces-safe!)
Find the recipe here: http://ohsheglows.com/2014/06/24/coffee-shop-worthy-caramel-vanilla-bean-hazelnut-milk/
- Cherry Bombs
This drink is a play on the kid-favorite Shirley Temple.
Find the recipe here: https://www.marthastewart.com/336439/cherry-bombs
- Iced Mint Protein Mocha
This sugarless recipe combines mint and coffee to make a refreshing caffeinated drink. It’s also a great pick-me-up for winter mornings.
Find the recipe here: http://paleomg.com/iced-mint-protein-mochas/
As always, we recommend foods and drinks with little to no sugar. Not only are they better for your dental health, but minimizing your sugar intake is better for the rest of your body, too. These drinks are some fun ideas to get you started with your holiday planning, but there’s one more thing to remember: keep up with your regular dental hygiene to ensure you maintain that sparkling smile!