These days the vegan drinks game is - quite simply - off the charts. Whether you’re using a dairy-free milk in your morning smoothie, or you’re cracking open a botanical kombucha, plant-based drinks are where it’s at.
But with so many plant-based drinks to choose from, where do you start? Here are a few refreshing picks to try this season, along with a couple of ideas on how to use them.
Our Top Vegan Drinks
The old school option that never gets old. Nobody makes oat milk like Oatly. From the Original ‘full fat’ flavor to the Barista Edition, Oatly know their stuff. The Barista Edition is particularly good for your morning coffee, with its extra-thick creamy texture. It’s no surprise that oat milk is making waves in the culinary world.
But why not stretch it further? We think these oat milks work great in your smoothies. A few bananas, a handful of berries, a chunk of peanut butter and a glug of Oatly: that’s a plant-based drink nobody could say no to.
Zevia Organic/Vegan Teas
These cold teas are a revelation. Crack open a can, sit back and enjoy the refreshing burst of flavor.
A sweetened tea that comes in a bunch of different flavors, so whatever your taste-buds fancy, there is a plant-based drink for you. Try the Earl Gray Blood Orange for a zingy kick, or the Hibiscus and Passionfruit for something tart and earthy. The Black Tea is also a fantastic bet. Clean and crisp.
These are great vegan drinks for when you are on the go. Best enjoyed when ice-cold, you can whip out your can of Zevia Vegan Tea and slurp it down for that much-needed power kick.
Health Ade Kombuchas
The world of kombucha is alive with possibility. And Health Ade’s Kombuchas are a big part of that.
The fermented taste of booch is bound to tickle those taste buds. And what’s more, they are packed full of great probiotics and antioxidants. Let the good bacteria do the work, and send them down into your gut to boost your digestive health.
Health Ade comes in a lovely-to-hold glass bottle and a huge variety of flavors. Try the Ginger and Lemon for a refreshing and sharp vegan drink, or push the boat out a little and opt for the Passion Fruit Tangerine.
The Bu Kombuchas
In its sleek can, with its simple bold flavors, Bu Kombucha is another great vegan drink option. Particularly good when you’re on the go, this raw kombucha is a big hit of flavor. The Ginger Peach is gorgeous, and the Tropical is just divine.
Brew Dr. Kombucha
Brew Dr. Kombuchas are waking waves. With a real health kick and mindful flavors, this is another vegan drink you won’t look back from.
And the great thing about kombucha is that they are super versatile. Drink them chilled as a relaxing late-afternoon beverage, crack one open in the morning to start your day, or even slurp them down after a workout for that rejuvenating helping hand. They are the vegan drink for every occasion.
Little West Cold Pressed Juices
The cold-pressed revolution is in full swing, and Little West’s Cold-Pressed Juices are on the front lines.
These guys are packed full of goodness. The Gingersnap flavor is fiery and medicinal, whilst the Sunrise is a Vitamin C megadose to get you into the swing of things. They also have great detoxifying qualities, in particular, their Dexton Greens flavor will leave you feeling cleansed. The perfect vegan drink.
Olipop Sparkling Tonic
Feeling old school? Crack open a can of Olipop, who are taking it back to the soda days. But this time, there’s something different.
Absolutely no added sugar and none of the horrible ingredients. So you can sit out on the stoop, crack open a can and watch the world go by with your plant-based drink. But with none of the guilt.
These incredible vegan drinks come in a bunch of nostalgic flavors. Classic Grape, Cherry Vanilla, Classic Root Beer (to name a few). So whatever your mood, these plant-based drinks have what you need.
For more than forty years Yogi has been making some of the finest teas around. Its Ayurvedic recipes are based on ancient natural medicines. The teas are aromatic and often spicey, mixing its distinct flavor with a huge variety of variations.
Yogi splits its teas into two categories, the caffeinated ones and the caffeine-free ones. So you can reach for your Perfect Energy in the morning, and then opt for the Bedtime just before… Well, bedtime!
That’s not a drink! We hear you say. Well, think again. There are all sorts of coconut milks out there these days, and they make for a mean ingredient in plant-based drinks.
Try splashing some Dream Coconut Milk into your coffee, or blend a little Native Forest coconut milk into a smoothie. They also do a milk powder for an even more convenient way of getting that coconut loveliness into your vegan drinks.
To wrap it all up...
So there you have it. The ins and outs of this season’s plant-based drinks. Brimming with flavor and packed full of healthy ingredients, there really is no reason why you wouldn’t get stuck into these vegan drink delights.
And remember, experiment! So many of these products work great with other ingredients. Kombuchas work really well in blended drinks, and juices are a great mixer for your alcohol of choice.
So go out there and get devising! Vegan drinks are all the rage. And the possibilities are endless.