3 Super-Easy Ways to Keep the Holidays Tasting Indulgent and Feeling Light

Yes, the holidays are a time to indulge but you can still nourish your body while you’re at it. These three Califia-loved, plant-based substitutions will satisfy your mind, body and holiday spirit.

Eggnog Cocktail vs. Califia Holiday Nog Cocktail

The average eggnog cocktail is loaded with dairy and packs 26 grams of sugar. Instead, try our dairy-free Holiday Nog cocktail.

Baltimore Nog Cocktail



Combine everything in a shaker, pour over ice and garnish with grated nutmeg. Use 6 oz. of Holiday Nog to cut the sugar by more than half — and the dairy down to zero.

Cookies vs. No-Bake Protein Balls

Feed your cookie craving and stay fuller longer thanks to these fiber-filled no-bake protein balls. Serve with a cold glass of Almondmilk for a classic milk and cookies experience.



Pour each of the ingredients into a bowl and stir together. (Don’t be shy; get your hands in there!). Roll the mixture into balls. This batch should yield 10 or so. Place the balls on a plate and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy the next day.

Pecan Pie vs. Coconut-Pecan Pie Bars

With these Coconut-Pie Bars, you get all the sweetness and crunch of a pecan pie – with none of the dairy. Plus, there's the added taste of delicious coconut, thanks to our Toasted Coconut Almondmilk. Grab the full recipe from Oh, Ladycakes here.

Treating yourself during the holidays doesn’t mean you have to abandon a plant-centric lifestyle. With smart substitutions you can enjoy all your seasonal favorites minus the guilt.