WARM DRINKS FOR COLD DAYS

A roundup of 15 warm drinks to keep you cozy and thriving through the Winter season.

TURMERIC & VANILLA SPICE LATTE - The First Messpin it!1. TURMERIC & VANILLA SPICE LATTE: I go right to this drink when I have some back pain or sore muscles. The anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric are easy to love, but the flavour of this drink is so comforting with all the cinnamon and vanilla.

BETTER THAN BULLETPROOF COFFEE - The First Messpin it!2. BETTER THAN BULLETPROOF COFFEE: Raw cashew butter is are secret weapon here. Once you throw it in the blender with some hot coffee, it becomes so creamy and frothy. Some version of this is usually my first beverage in the morning, and it wakes me right up :)

GINGER MAPLE MOLASSES LATTE - The First Messpin it!3. GINGER MAPLE MOLASSES LATTE: With molasses and ground ginger, this one has a bit of a ginger cookie vibe. It’s just spices and warm almond milk, but it could definitely stand up to a bit of coffee or strong-brewed black tea if you need a kick.

FEEL BETTER TEA - The First Messpin it!4. FEEL BETTER TEA: This warm sipper of gently heated pineapple juice with ginger, spices, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup hits the spot if you’re starting to get a few sniffles. I find that pineapple soothes my throat like nothing else when it’s sore or just rough from all the Winter dryness.

LEMON LAVENDER TEA LATTE - The First Messpin it!5. LEMON LAVENDER TEA LATTE: You can customize this tea latte based on what kind of tea you like to drink (black, yerba mate, rooibos etc). The lemon and lavender lift the flavour profile up, but they keep everything calm and soothing too. When made with slightly sweet rooibos tea, this one almost has a lemon meringue feel.

COCONUT CASHEW MATCHA LATTE - The First Messpin it!6. COCONUT CASHEW MATCHA LATTE: A throw-it-all-in-the-blender approach to matcha lattes. The cashews make this creamy and have a bit of natural sweetness as well. My favourite matcha these days is any of the entry level “balanced” ones (ie not the mega pricy umami ones) by Ippodo Tea.

CACAO HAZELNUT HUG - The First Messpin it!7. CACAO HAZELNUT HUG: This one shamelessly tastes like a warm mug of nutella goodness, but with health-supporting ingredients. The froth on this one is unreal–something about the combination of coconut AND hazelnut butter.

COCONUT BUTTER HOT CHOCOLATE - The First Messpin it!8. COCONUT BUTTER HOT CHOCOLATE: A delicious go-to hot choclate sweetened with dates and with a kiss of coconut. The preparation method for this one is unusual and very fun. Hot water and chopped chocolate are combined in an upright blender for deeply creamy results ;)

INSTANT CALM TEA LATTE - The First Messpin it!9. INSTANT CALM TEA LATTE: Chamomile and lavender join forces in this soothing warm drink. Vanilla mellows the flavour out even further. This one is perfect for your evening wind down routine.

ADAPTOGENIC HOT COCOA - The First Messpin it!10. ADAPTOGENIC HOT COCOA: A simple almond butter-based cocoa with a linch of cordyceps powder to keep you energized and help you cope with stress. I extra love a bit of cordyceps right before a workout–it’s like a very wholesome liquid motivation for me.

BLUE MAJIK TODDY WITH GINGER & LEMON - The First Messpin it!11. BLUE MAJIK TODDY WITH GINGER & LEMON: I typically reserve Blue Majik (a form of spirulina) for my smoothies, but this alternative beverage hits me just right when I’ve been over-indulging a bit. The lemon and ginger are nice and sharp here.

DOUBLE BERGAMOT, DOUBLE VANILLA EARL GREY LATTE - The First Messpin it!12. DOUBLE BERGAMOT, DOUBLE VANILLA EARL GREY LATTE: Better than any earl grey latte you could buy, honestly.

VEGAN WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA WITH HERBAL COFFEE - The First Messpin it!14. WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA WITH HERBAL COFFEE: This one came to be when I needed to find a use for some cacao butter that was languishing in my pantry. This one is sweet and decadent. Feel free to make it with legit coffee, rather than herbal ;)

SWEET FIRE TONIC - The First Messpin it!15. SWEET FIRE TONIC: A gently warmed juice of orange, carrot, and ginger with some cayenne and apple cider vinegar. Pretty much guaranteed to make you feel better if you’re stuffed up or just feeling kinda blah.

And bonus! Here’s a few other high vibrational beverages from around the internet that I have my eye on. Let me know what kind of winter warmers you’ve been sipping on lately in the comments.

🖤 “Not Coffee” Homemade Mushroom Coffee Mix from Yum Universe
🖤 Magical Moon Time Latte from Wholehearted Eats
🖤 Bliss Miss with Tocomellows from Moon Juice
🖤 Macadamia Yerba Mate Latte from Will Frolic For Food
🖤 Healing Chaga Latte from House of Citrine

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  • Erin at Pure Feast17/01/2018 - 8:57 am

    Best round-up ever. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Allison at Creative Sanctuary17/01/2018 - 10:12 am

    I’ve been drinking hot tea all week–black, green, you name it. Love these creative, BEAUTIFUL options. I’ll be in all day and will give one a whirl…ReplyCancel

  • Salome17/01/2018 - 10:15 am

    Thanks Laura, this feels like a gift this morning!ReplyCancel

  • McKenzie17/01/2018 - 2:58 pm

    The image accompanying that white chocolate one is seriously so gorgeous…I stare at it every time I see it and would probably buy a print. Anyway, love this round up! Going to make use of these v. v. soon.ReplyCancel

  • Molly17/01/2018 - 3:41 pm

    These are great! I don’t know which one to start with, maybe I should try in that order :))ReplyCancel

  • Juli17/01/2018 - 7:50 pm

    A Gorgeous post!
    Very timely and beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek18/01/2018 - 7:28 am

    These are all giving me soooo much life! I love that hazelnut hug one :) Thanks for such a great list to get us through winter! xoReplyCancel

  • Kate20/01/2018 - 6:05 pm

    Laura –

    I got your cookbook as a gift for the holidays and have been meaning to leave feedback on your blog – we just tried the turmeric latte and bullet coffee and totally loved both (I think my husband has a new favorite coffee drink!) so it felt like the right moment.

    Seriously – your recipes and approach to plant based eating have turned our kitchen upside down (in the best way possible!) I am cooking my way through your cookbook and have been blown away by everything we have tried. Now that I’ve discovered your blog we will never be without food inspiration :)

    Thank you for taking the time to share these recipes and for making our family healthier and happier along the way !!ReplyCancel

  • Sunday Things... 1.21.1821/01/2018 - 9:02 am

    […] 15 hot drinks for cold days – I want to snuggle up on the couch with all of these! […]ReplyCancel

  • Diana Lopes23/01/2018 - 7:44 am

    I can’t wait to try these warm drinks! I bet they’re super delicious and they’ll make winter even cozier. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie29/01/2018 - 5:47 am

    OMG here the raining is heavy outside and there is nothing better than one cup of 14 warm drinks. best of Best!!! ☺ReplyCancel

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