A roundup of 20 warm drinks to keep you cozy, healthy, and thriving through the Winter season.

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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

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    […] 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

  • Rianna29/12/2018 - 6:00 am

    It’s summer where I live, but since I just had a bowl of soup for dinner I’m obviously not averse to a hug-in-a-mug beverage in warm weather! I’ve bookmarked several of these to try, and it was one of these drinks that turned me onto herbal coffee a while back. Thanks for sharing such coziness with us ☕ReplyCancel

  • Diane29/12/2018 - 4:21 pm

    This round up is so perfect! I went and bought the frothing machine you recommended as a Christmas gift for myself and It works like a dream. Now I have all these amazing drinks to make without having to search for them! You’re awesome, Laura! Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Laura30/12/2018 - 7:39 am

      Isn’t it great?! One of my favourite kitchen things. I use it way more than I thought I would! Thanks so much, Diane :D

  • Jemma30/12/2018 - 1:40 am

    Wow, if this isn’t the post of my dreams! Although it’s summer down here in Australia, I can’t wait to make some of these on the cooler days when the soft summer rain is falling. Ultimate cozy vibes. Hope you have a wonderful new year – whatever that means to you.ReplyCancel

    • Laura30/12/2018 - 7:38 am

      Thank you so much, Jemma! All the best to you in the new year as well :)

  • Ali30/12/2018 - 3:39 am

    I’m a (reluctantly) zero caffeine person, so I’ve been rotating between various rooibos based lattes and peppermint tea lattes, which are surprisingly interesting and complex.ReplyCancel

    • Laura30/12/2018 - 7:37 am

      Rooibos tea makes the best tea lattes! I love that earthy but slightly sweet flavour. It’s great with vanilla, spices, lavender, rose, so many things! I really need to share more rooibos lattes here because I drink them so often.

  • Penny05/01/2019 - 11:52 am

    Oh my word. I’m doing a happy dance because of this post. I want to make all of them, and will. You are my hero today.ReplyCancel

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  • Misty Pittman20/12/2018 - 8:11 am

    Oh, I do hope you stick around in 2019. I recently discovered you and you are inspiring me to eat more plant-based meals. I’m certain I’ve pinned every recipe of yours ha!ReplyCancel

    • Laura20/12/2018 - 9:26 am

      Thank you so much, Misty! I’m definitely sticking around ;) Happy holidays to you.

  • Jean20/12/2018 - 9:37 am

    Such a sweet way to end the yesr! I really enjoy and appreciate all that you share in your space here. Best holiday wishes to you, Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Shores20/12/2018 - 10:17 am

    Can I substitute 2 T of olive oil or grape seed oil for the melted vegan butter? Also, would a few drops of vanilla be ok to replace for the vanilla powder or does the icing taste great without the vanila? Thanks so much for your help.ReplyCancel

    • Laura20/12/2018 - 10:30 am

      Hi Susan,
      I would opt for grapeseed if I had a choice of those two. If you have coconut oil around, I think it would be the best substitute for the vegan butter (melt it first though). Vanilla extract would be great in the icing.

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  • Tracey20/12/2018 - 2:41 pm

    Merry Christmas Laura! I am looking forward to your 2019 posts.ReplyCancel

  • Katie B20/12/2018 - 11:24 pm

    These look delicious! We always have cinnamon buns on the 25th. Now that my oldest kiddo is vegan (she was veg always), and other kiddo has celiac, and i can’t deal with making two separate recipes….i have to ask, any idea on making this gf? I find its rarely a straight across substitution.
    We love your blog, from the recipes to everything you share. You are one of my go to blogs for those days when i need some kitchen inspiration. Looking forward to reading more in 2019. All the bestReplyCancel

    • Laura21/12/2018 - 9:11 am

      Hi Katie,
      Thank you so much for this kind comment. Very honestly, I have no idea where to start to make these cinnamon rolls gluten-free. So many things could go wrong with flour substitutions (and a lack of eggs) here. I think your safest bet would be finding a recipe on a dedicated gluten-free/celiac blog where the recipe developer has a bit more expertise in the GF realm. Wish I could help, but I’m sure you’ll find something great.

  • Caitlin McSweeney21/12/2018 - 5:30 pm

    Hello! This is probably sacrilegious to ask on here….but my husband and I are not vegan, though I am vegetarian and often find myself eating vegan….I was thinking of making these with real butter instead of vegan butter, do you see any issues with measurements or are they pretty 1:1?

    Thank you and sorry for the non-vegan question, just figured I’d ask if you might have any thoughts! Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Laura22/12/2018 - 3:41 pm

      Hi Caitlin! Dairy butter will substitute 1:1, no problem :)

  • Jen @ sweetgreenkitchen.com22/12/2018 - 8:35 am

    These look amazing! My son was just asking for cinnamon rolls the other day, so perfect timing. Fingers crossed, I’m going to try a half recipe with Bob’s Red Mill all purpose gluten free flour.ReplyCancel

    • Cassie26/12/2018 - 10:48 am

      Let us know how the GF sub goes!! I’m hopeful because I’d love to try these!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie Autumn Tran22/12/2018 - 11:06 pm

    I’m elated that these cinnamon rolls require no kneading at all! Might be a bit dangerous because I can eat them in a heartbeat, haha! But in all seriousness, I might try this with a blend of whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, or light spelt flour. Sounds like a splendid recipe to make for the holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Bippen24/12/2018 - 8:14 am

    Laura, these are insane! I was special for how the yeast dough would rise with such a simple ingredient list, but it did (of course!) and turned out amazing!! I did sub white spelt flour because that’s what I had. The buns are light, fluffy and perfectly soft and chewy when you bite into it. I also used some coconut oil and non-traditional ingredients in the filling (again because that’s what I keep on hand) but they turned out and I’m overjoyed. I wanted to start a cinnamon roll tradition for Christmas and this will be my go-to recipe for here on out!ReplyCancel

  • Ali25/12/2018 - 2:15 am

    I’ve been reading for years but tend to be too crazy busy to comment. Just wanted to say I really enjoy your recipes and your approach a whole lot. I’m also a beverage obsessive so I really love your beverage posts! Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • george26/12/2018 - 4:42 am

    I have tried this yesterday. It wasn’t styled as beautifully as this, however, It tasted great xDReplyCancel

  • Michael27/12/2018 - 11:21 am

    Wow… This is a great version of cinnamon rolls! Simple to prepare, but very tasty! I cooked this yesterday and it turned out delicious! Thank you for the nice recipe, Laura, and Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Ariana R.30/12/2018 - 1:49 pm

    Could you substitute instant yeast?ReplyCancel

  • Jordan13/01/2019 - 6:52 pm

    Hi! Do you know if white whole wheat flour would substitute for this recipe?ReplyCancel

    • Laura14/01/2019 - 8:56 am

      It will but the rolls will be slightly more bread-y and less tender.

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  • Alexandra | Occasionally Eggs15/12/2018 - 4:48 am

    Yeah, I don’t know how I feel about the bioreactor meat, definitely wouldn’t eat it. That being said, I see a near future where that’s the overwhelming option, factory farms largely disappear, and free-range becomes something meat eaters only choose for special holidays, or only for the very wealthy. Some people will always choose meat despite the health impacts and as this type of production outpaces factory farming in terms of costs, I think it’ll take over. I can definitely see some people choosing this option and others refusing as it’s not ‘real meat’ but it’s pretty fascinating.ReplyCancel

  • Sophie K.20/12/2018 - 6:23 pm

    I so love these happy hour posts. A new holiday drink I’ve seen around is a juniper latte. It has a pine-citrus element too, I believe. I’m wondering how you would adapt that idea. Pine-y flavors are fantastic in my opinion. I keep juniper berries in my tea cabinet for my own tummy tea blend, but combining that flavor with coffee never crossed my mind.ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey F21/12/2018 - 6:57 pm

    This looks so good! I need to pick up some peppermint extract to make this. :)

    I think research into lab-grown meat will be so important! Though I am personally ok with significantly reducing my meat consumption to align with my views and priorities, there are huge groups of people around the globe who don’t want to. Accomplishing humane, environmentally-friendly, and affordable meat production can make a significant impact on the environment and animal welfare. I would love to see all fast-food restaurant meat products replaced with lab-grown meat.ReplyCancel

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  • McKenzie Willit31/12/2018 - 2:50 pm

    That meat really weirds me out. I will say this. I’ve recently switched my dog and cat over to a species appropriate meat-based diet (which obviously felt v. emotional for me), and if this were an option for them then I would use it.

    P.S. I read this article and thought of your happy hour posts! I think you’d like it. https://betterhumans.coach.me/how-to-set-up-your-iphone-for-productivity-focus-and-your-own-longevity-bb27a68cc3d8ReplyCancel


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  • whitney12/12/2018 - 1:21 pm

    I was just wondering what to do with the broccoli in my fridge! This recipe sound delicious!ReplyCancel

  • jo12/12/2018 - 4:16 pm

    This is EXACTLY the kind of meal I’m looking for right now. Satisfying, delicious, healthy and hearty.ReplyCancel

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  • Justine20/12/2018 - 4:31 pm

    Love these recipes of yours, that are quick to put together and so delicious, you are so creative! You’re my fav food blogger out there, keep doing what you’re doing and happy holidays Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Emily30/12/2018 - 10:53 pm

    I love kimchi fried rice, and this is the best I’ve ever had. The tempeh is insane! Thanks so much for sharing :)ReplyCancel

    • Laura30/12/2018 - 11:36 pm

      So happy that you enjoyed it! Thanks Emily :D

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  • Sasha08/12/2018 - 11:23 am

    Can’t wait to see you! Donuts, Dahl, and bread oh my! Looking forward to checking out all these links on the train. XOReplyCancel

  • Jan08/12/2018 - 1:12 pm

    I find myself looking forward to your posts. They are always full of good info and a great recipe. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Emily09/12/2018 - 11:12 am

    Going to add this to my smoothie rotation!
    And those massage balls are going on my wish list!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey F10/12/2018 - 4:33 pm

    That article from The Guardian really hits home! And it inspires me to keep incorporating more plant-based meals into my routine. Thanks for your list of interesting reads!ReplyCancel

    • Laura11/12/2018 - 8:08 pm

      So glad that you had a positive takeaway message from it, Kelsey!

  • Little Plastic Footprint Blog11/12/2018 - 11:15 am

    This looks like the perfect workout drink! I’m kind of obsessed with green smoothies, this looks so good! Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Laura11/12/2018 - 8:07 pm

      Yes, it’s so energizing. Green smoothies are a major food group around here ;)

  • Giselle11/12/2018 - 5:01 pm

    I used to work at a smoothie shop and can tell you that fresh squeezed orange juice make a huge difference.ReplyCancel

    • Laura11/12/2018 - 8:07 pm

      Yes it totally does! The freshness is unparalleled :D

  • Bella Marin17/12/2018 - 3:21 pm

    fresh juice is always the best!!!!ReplyCancel