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How’s everyone’s new year’s resolutions so far? Mine are totally going because they were never really going anyway, ya know? My thing this year is just recalling/finding those moments where I’ve been so excited to just live and feel like my most optimal self, and then just hanging onto that elated goodness with everything I’ve got. That recollection process helps keep my priorities and choices for wellness in check. This app is helping me laser beam the focus too–consistent meditating was a more qualifiable goal I had in mind for 2015 and so far, so good.

But I know a lot of people are trying to eat better this time of year (captain obvious whoop) and maybe inspiration is just kind of meh around the third week of January. The cylinders are starting to cool a bit and the vibe is all “Oh another huge salad with lean protein” I find drinks, shakes, juices, loose leaf tea and the like really help with the more trying parts of transitioning to a healthier mode of living. They can fill in those spaces of the day when I’m feeling snack-ish. They can also outright replace a meal if stopping to chew is too much of a time commitment. They can even replace dessert and nourish your body all in one go. Refreshing glassfuls of fruit, veg, nuts, seeds and spice really help me to avoid hangry-ness when I’m trying to clean things up a bit. I say this all the time, but my juicer and high speed blender were some of the smarter investments I’ve made. View full post »

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  • Bev21/01/2015 - 4:15 am

    Definitely apple crumble!ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.21/01/2015 - 4:45 am

    The dessert I would love to see in drinkable form = Butterscotch Blondies.ReplyCancel

  • Mel21/01/2015 - 6:13 am

    the day someone invents a truly amazing tiramisu smoothie will be one of the greatest days of my lifeReplyCancel

  • Patty21/01/2015 - 6:17 am

    A dessert in smoothie form….carrot cake, for sure and certain :)ReplyCancel

  • Dana21/01/2015 - 6:32 am

    chocolate chip cookies (in a vegan drinkable form!)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie G21/01/2015 - 6:34 am

    Liquid peanut butter cheesecake of course!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy21/01/2015 - 6:50 am

    Tiramisu pleaseReplyCancel

  • Dina C21/01/2015 - 6:55 am

    I’d love tiramisu in drinkable form. Chocolate chip cookie would be good too!ReplyCancel

  • mardi21/01/2015 - 6:58 am

    i would like a refreshing key lime pie in drinkable form…a little tart and a little sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Tuulia21/01/2015 - 6:59 am

    Aaahh, it looks so pretty and yummy, love your photos Laura. I’ve also been making all kinds of nut milks for a while, but have never tried to make it with walnut. Now I’m definitely adding it to my to-do list, thanks for inspiration :)ReplyCancel

  • Laryssa21/01/2015 - 7:05 am

    White chocolate chunk cookie dough omg.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie21/01/2015 - 7:05 am

    Would love to see a tiramisu.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole21/01/2015 - 7:21 am

    Peanut butter blondies would make a great smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Lea21/01/2015 - 7:26 am

    I’m a big fan of rice pudding for dessert, that would be doable I think.ReplyCancel

  • Liesel21/01/2015 - 7:31 am

    A Key Lime pie smoothie sounds pretty good to me… tart and creamy at the same time.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa21/01/2015 - 7:58 am

    mint chocolate chip brownies… yum ;)ReplyCancel

  • Anna Lee21/01/2015 - 8:12 am

    Rhubarb and strawberry tart… or black forest gateau…sweet and sour please!ReplyCancel

  • Shoshana21/01/2015 - 8:23 am

    I would love to try a carrot cake smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • karen21/01/2015 - 8:24 am

    I always loved the pumpkin pie frosty at dairy queen and now that I have given up dairy and processed foods I really miss that taste.ReplyCancel

  • Kris21/01/2015 - 8:25 am

    a baklava smoothie!

    My family uses walnuts to fill the phyllo, so I’d imagine walnut milk would work nicely in a baklava smoothie.ReplyCancel

  • I love your “resolution.” And I’m pretty excited to try out that app. Also…This shake! Walnut milk is incredible — have you tried making pecan milk? Divine, I tell you. Absolutely divine.

    A vegan version of french silk pie would be tops.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie21/01/2015 - 8:34 am

    Oh this sounds delicious! I’d love a drinkable carrot cake :) and I think this walnut milk would go great in that. Can’t wait to give this a go!ReplyCancel

  • Marsha A.21/01/2015 - 8:37 am

    Gingerbread pumpkin trifle. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy21/01/2015 - 8:41 am

    Carrot Cake (WITH frosting…frosting is key!)ReplyCancel

  • Janet21/01/2015 - 8:43 am

    Chocolate chip cookies! Love my vitamix.ReplyCancel

  • KL21/01/2015 - 8:45 am

    raspberriesReplyCancel

  • Branka21/01/2015 - 8:47 am

    Back forest cheesecake. Yum!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan Griese21/01/2015 - 8:54 am

    Cherry cheesecake would be delish!ReplyCancel

  • Laura W.21/01/2015 - 8:56 am

    Black forest cake, absolutely.ReplyCancel

  • Margeau21/01/2015 - 8:58 am

    Wow! You’re photography really is inspiring me to go make this shake for breakfast! How about a red velvet cake smoothie? I would love to try making a quick fix velvet cake for vegans! Thanks for your delicious recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Christina coghill21/01/2015 - 9:20 am

    Chocolate lava cake would be awesome in a drinkable smoothieReplyCancel

  • Kimberly21/01/2015 - 9:28 am

    I’d love to see birthday cake! Yum!!ReplyCancel

  • Gina Guthrie21/01/2015 - 9:34 am

    carrot cake. yumReplyCancel

  • Glenda Alexander21/01/2015 - 9:36 am

    I would like to try a carrot cake smoothie.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay21/01/2015 - 9:40 am

    blueberry pieReplyCancel

  • valentina | sweet kabocha21/01/2015 - 9:45 am

    These photos are so warming and your kitchen seems so cozy in them ^_^ Btw, the shake is perfect for those gloomy mornings – oh yes, I live in Italy but we have a lot of them!ReplyCancel

  • Julie21/01/2015 - 9:45 am

    Would love serious business pineapple upside cake – maybe with a few toasted pecans on top? Mmmmmmm.ReplyCancel

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites21/01/2015 - 9:50 am

    Banana cream pie. MMM. With whipped cream, of course.ReplyCancel

  • Claire Green21/01/2015 - 9:54 am

    the first dessert that jumped into my mind was carrot cake……I make my carrot cake with pineapple which would be deliciousReplyCancel

  • suzanne21/01/2015 - 9:55 am

    strawberry shortcake! in the 70’s I made strawberry milk for my toddler with fresh raw milk,a sprinkle of wheat germ our organic strawberries & our own honey. no vitamix then but it was still heavenly. would like a vegan/gluten free one right now-maybe hemp or bee pollen for the wheat germ.ReplyCancel

  • Ginny B.21/01/2015 - 9:58 am

    Oooooo, yummy key lime pie!ReplyCancel

  • Mardi21/01/2015 - 10:01 am

    Almond Joy or blueberry pie… Ooh, or chocolate peanut butter brownie…ReplyCancel

  • Andrea21/01/2015 - 10:04 am

    My favorite oatmeal date cookies. Two thin wafery oatmeal cookies with date filling. This topic is good day dreaming material for the rest of the morning… Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • elle21/01/2015 - 10:04 am

    Wow…I wouldn’t have thought of German Chocolate cake. Sounds amazing! But until then, Banana Bread will have to do!! hahaReplyCancel

  • Amanda21/01/2015 - 10:11 am

    I am a huge fan of strawberry rhubarb pie! I really enjoy your thoughtful blog. Your writing is unique.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Love21/01/2015 - 10:12 am

    definitely a Reesee’s!ReplyCancel

  • Emily21/01/2015 - 10:15 am

    Black forest cake for sure – chocolate and cherries are a smoothie goldmine!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie21/01/2015 - 10:19 am

    Carrot Cake smoothie?? Not a big dessert fan, but I do love carrot cake every once in a great while!ReplyCancel

  • Maria21/01/2015 - 10:24 am

    Cherry pie would be my first choice! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Megan Bridges21/01/2015 - 10:24 am

    How about chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies!? Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Asha21/01/2015 - 10:30 am

    Mmm a toss-up between apple pie and carrot cake. YumReplyCancel

  • Allegra Young21/01/2015 - 10:32 am

    I’m a sucker for carrot cake! Would love a carrot cake smoothie with a coconut “cream cheese” topping. I feel like we could get creative there!ReplyCancel

  • Laura21/01/2015 - 10:51 am

    S’mores!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jill M21/01/2015 - 10:53 am

    i don’t know how good it would be but I would love a drinkable butter tart!ReplyCancel

  • allison21/01/2015 - 10:53 am

    this sounds delicious, especially with the walnut milk, I have been a fan of This Rawsome Vegan Life for about 3 years, since I found it, in addition to Emily’s fabulous sweets she makes some awesome savory dishes as well, I love her salad dressings too. I’m in the mood for a blueberry pie smoothie, with some coconut whip cream or coconut vanilla ice cream, dried coconut flakes…ReplyCancel

  • Heidi21/01/2015 - 10:53 am

    A smoothie dessert delight i’d love to make sometime would be inspired from a pear crumble. :ReplyCancel

  • Shaun21/01/2015 - 10:53 am

    I would like to see “turtles” in drink form – pecans, caramel and chocolate!ReplyCancel

  • ali21/01/2015 - 10:55 am

    mmmmmmmm…… hot fudge sundae with coffee almond ice cream :)ReplyCancel

  • Ada21/01/2015 - 10:57 am

    My two favorite desserts: Key Lime Pie and Carrot Cake! That would be delicious in a smoothie form <3ReplyCancel

  • Rachel21/01/2015 - 10:58 am

    Spiced perssimon!ReplyCancel

  • Tea21/01/2015 - 11:03 am

    Raspberry S’mores!ReplyCancel

  • Monika21/01/2015 - 11:09 am

    Mint brownies! Or mint chip ice cream. :)ReplyCancel

  • Madeleine Pasquariello21/01/2015 - 11:14 am

    I would love to see either some kind of apple pie smoothie, or a tiramisu smoothie! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kerianne21/01/2015 - 11:17 am

    this looks delicious! Tiramisu would be so good in drink form!ReplyCancel

  • Gail21/01/2015 - 11:18 am

    Yummmm…triple berry pie!ReplyCancel

  • oooh… apple pie in drink form!ReplyCancel

  • Ross Delomel21/01/2015 - 11:24 am

    A Gingerbread Shake would be PHENOMENAL with walnut or almond milk. Yes, I’m still on a Gingerbread kick from the holidays, haha!ReplyCancel

  • Muriel21/01/2015 - 11:25 am

    Well also banana bread, but a close second choice would probably be pumpkin pie! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra21/01/2015 - 11:36 am

    I would love to see a decadent creme brulee in shake form – which I’m sure could be done, with some tinkering from a delicious vanilla shake recipe. I just don’t have the patience to do it myself. :)ReplyCancel

  • Hannah R.21/01/2015 - 11:48 am

    gorgeous photos!
    hmm, I’d love to see tiramisu in smoothie form :)ReplyCancel

  • Lane | Green Spirit Adventures21/01/2015 - 11:56 am

    This looks incredible! I adore Emily’s blog and her endlessly creative ideas. And your photography is gorgeous, as always! :) Dessert in drink form… hmmm, carrot cake would be pretty amazing. And anything chocolate-y/minty as well.ReplyCancel

  • Yoojin21/01/2015 - 11:56 am

    hmm… i’m wanting a blueberry cheesecake in drinkable form right now :)ReplyCancel

  • Beth E.21/01/2015 - 12:04 pm

    Probably either a chocolate chip cookie or a dark chocolate peanut butter cup!ReplyCancel

  • Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming21/01/2015 - 12:05 pm

    chocolate peanut butter :)ReplyCancel

  • Colleen21/01/2015 - 12:08 pm

    This looks so delicious! I’d love to see carrot cake in liquid form – I bet it wouldn’t even be that hard!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie21/01/2015 - 12:26 pm

    Good Morning…I *love* Vegan Brownies….so….maybe that fab. dessert! Thanks for the excellent giveaway! Cheers, Valerie.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea21/01/2015 - 12:27 pm

    Cinnamon fig bar!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Voss21/01/2015 - 12:32 pm

    Would love to experience a drinkable carrot/applesauce/banana cake with cream cheese frosting– my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Carey21/01/2015 - 12:39 pm

    Ooooh, this is a fun question! I’m going to say it’s a tie between oreo cheesecake and apple crisp.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren21/01/2015 - 12:39 pm

    Thin Mint-inspired smoothie, all the way!ReplyCancel

  • Abby21/01/2015 - 12:39 pm

    Okay… these photos are perfection, Laura! So, so lovely.

    As for a dessert I’d like to see in drinkable form… peanut butter cups. ooh, or maybe white chocolate peanut butter cups? yesssss.ReplyCancel

  • Sarahh21/01/2015 - 12:42 pm

    My mind ran to strawberry cheesecake… must be thinking of my days eating blizzards from the DQ.ReplyCancel

  • Alaina21/01/2015 - 12:43 pm

    Carrot Cake!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney21/01/2015 - 12:47 pm

    First off, I always love the vibe of your photos. Everything is so beautiful, bathed in natural light and shadows. I’m pretty sure I was hooked at the mention of walnut milk, but then you went and made a banana bread shake! Definitely going to try this as soon as possible. As for what dessert I would love to see in drinkable form…I think I’m going to go with pumpkin pie or hell, maybe even apple pie :)ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Sauers21/01/2015 - 12:50 pm

    I’d love anything Creme Brulee flavored in drinkable form!ReplyCancel

  • Tessa | Natural Comfort Kitchen21/01/2015 - 12:50 pm

    Cheesecake or creme brulee smoothie all the way! And I’m pretty sure I say this every time I comment, but your photos are so dang beautiful and inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Marlee21/01/2015 - 12:57 pm

    Drinkable dessert….
    Fudgy brownies please!ReplyCancel

  • cynthia21/01/2015 - 1:09 pm

    OMG this is speaking to me. Your photos are seriously mindblowing and banana bread in a SHAKE?! Yes, please. Just beautiful, Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Claire T21/01/2015 - 1:10 pm

    Not sure how this would work but… pecan pie! Or oatmeal raisin cookies.ReplyCancel

  • Suzan21/01/2015 - 1:14 pm

    I would like to drink a baklava smoothie! :)ReplyCancel

  • Nayanna Holley21/01/2015 - 1:15 pm

    Though Patty’s carrot cake idea sounds delish, I think I could actually faint if Sticky Toffee Pudding was made into a shake. All that caramel-y, ginger-y, goodness coming rapidly to me up a straw! Heaven!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie21/01/2015 - 1:16 pm

    I adore carrot cake!I adore your posts and lovely photography and have learned so much from you! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Serena21/01/2015 - 1:25 pm

    Ummmmm, and thick and cold, coconut cream pie!!ReplyCancel

  • RJ21/01/2015 - 1:28 pm

    I’d love a tiramisu! –healthy version, of course.ReplyCancel

  • Joelle21/01/2015 - 1:29 pm

    For me, it’s a tie between apple pie and carrot cake – both of which I have made (and make fairly regularly) in smoothie form!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa21/01/2015 - 1:30 pm

    Sticky toffee pudding, please!ReplyCancel

  • Dani21/01/2015 - 1:35 pm

    I would love turtles chocolates in raw-shake form. They are one of greatest guilty pleasures!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne21/01/2015 - 1:43 pm

    With the walnut milk I would love a lemon bar flavorReplyCancel

  • Lee Ann Kinzer21/01/2015 - 1:48 pm

    Bananas Foster — without the flaming, of course!ReplyCancel

  • leslie21/01/2015 - 1:53 pm

    For sure I would love a straight up cinnamon shake.ReplyCancel

  • J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats21/01/2015 - 1:56 pm

    Walnut milk! Yessss. I want to try to make a buckwheat walnut milk for this…ReplyCancel

  • Lauren E21/01/2015 - 1:57 pm

    I would love, love, love to have a plum and fig tart in drinkable form. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Jen21/01/2015 - 1:58 pm

    Drinkable Oatmeal Scotchies, please!ReplyCancel

  • Josianne Assignon21/01/2015 - 1:59 pm

    To be totally indulgent… I think a pancake with a chocolate filling and some strawberries in the form of a smoothie would be quite the treat! :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle @ Hummingbird High21/01/2015 - 2:01 pm

    LAURA! These shakes are everything I want! <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • Kittee Bee21/01/2015 - 2:12 pm

    Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Chorazy21/01/2015 - 2:17 pm

    Oh yum!!! Going to make this ASAP!!!
    I would love to try a drink version of red velvet cake. The slight hint of cocoa and richness of the cream cheese frosting would knock anyone’s socks off!ReplyCancel

  • Sammy21/01/2015 - 2:30 pm

    How about a sugar cookie shake? That would be so yummmm…ReplyCancel

  • Sara21/01/2015 - 2:38 pm

    Lemon meringue pie, fo shizzle. That would be the best. Multi-season. Refreshing in the warmer months and brightening with some citrus sunshine in the colder months.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Pitts21/01/2015 - 2:46 pm

    Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream!
    [Also: can’t wait to try walnut milk + this shake!]

    I’m also going to second any comments that suggest anything cheesecakey.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer21/01/2015 - 2:46 pm

    Salted caramel anything!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria21/01/2015 - 2:48 pm

    Healthy oreos?? Is it possible??!?ReplyCancel

  • Sophie21/01/2015 - 2:48 pm

    Drinkable gingerbread… hubba hubba…ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca21/01/2015 - 2:50 pm

    I’d love to see tiramisu in drink form or Derby Pie!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah21/01/2015 - 2:54 pm

    Tiramisu! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Emily21/01/2015 - 2:56 pm

    Love the flavor combo going on here! And garnished so beautifully too. When summertime comes, I want a peaches n cream pie smoothie. :)ReplyCancel

  • Georgia21/01/2015 - 3:03 pm

    Red Velvet Cake would be divine!ReplyCancel

  • Perel21/01/2015 - 3:04 pm

    I’d love to taste a gooey chocolate fudge smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • Chris T21/01/2015 - 3:06 pm

    I would love to drink double chocolate brownies everyday!ReplyCancel

  • MBridges21/01/2015 - 3:07 pm

    Peach cobbler for sure!!ReplyCancel

  • Tasha21/01/2015 - 3:07 pm

    speculoos eclairs!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly/TheLittlePlantation21/01/2015 - 3:25 pm

    OMG these shakes look amazing! I want a copy of the book. I loved her first book and by the looks of this recipe her second book will be amazing too.ReplyCancel

  • Julia21/01/2015 - 3:26 pm

    oh mama, i am SOOOO making this for my lunch date with a gal pal on monday. (if i can wait that long?! walnut milk!! say WHHAAATTT) dessert: tiramisu would be genius, ’cause you would make it healthy + cool.ReplyCancel

  • --anu21/01/2015 - 3:34 pm

    I just made a dutch baby the other day, I think the flavor would be lovely as a smoothie though I can’t even begin to imagine how to make it :)ReplyCancel

  • Jessica J21/01/2015 - 3:38 pm

    Red Velvet Cake!! without the food coloring of courseReplyCancel

  • Katherine Call-Morin21/01/2015 - 3:42 pm

    I think a shake would lend itself well to my favorite glazed kiwi and grape tart in ground almond crust.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon21/01/2015 - 3:43 pm

    Key lime pie smoothies would be dangerously delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren21/01/2015 - 3:49 pm

    I’m currently obsessed with the chocolate macaroons from Whole Foods. We used to call them chocolate haystacks because they are made primarily of coconut. They’d make a great smoothy flavour.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle21/01/2015 - 3:57 pm

    I would love to see smores in a smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • Liz K.21/01/2015 - 4:10 pm

    Mint ice cream sandwiches! I’m going to distract myself with a loose-leaf tea now.ReplyCancel

  • Cori21/01/2015 - 4:11 pm

    hummingbird cake! Or…lemon barsReplyCancel

  • Mary21/01/2015 - 4:16 pm

    I would LOVE to see a vegan strawberry Cheesecake in drinkable form!! (my favorite vegan crust is made with pecans, almonds and dates…sprinkled on top would be yummy!)ReplyCancel

  • Sue21/01/2015 - 4:42 pm

    I’d love to try a liquid lemon bar!ReplyCancel

  • Karlie21/01/2015 - 4:50 pm

    Pineapple upside down cake smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • stacey s21/01/2015 - 4:50 pm

    Can’t agree more with all the other Tiramisu lovers!ReplyCancel

  • michelle21/01/2015 - 4:53 pm

    How about your dark chocolate and fig cinnamon rolls in drinkable form? Or maybe a slurpable sugar plum……ReplyCancel

  • Rachel21/01/2015 - 5:16 pm

    Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the ‘dessert as a smoothie’ concept – that said this recipes looks like it could win me over!

    I love, love, love lemon desserts so I think it would be awesome to try a lemon bar smoothie – tart, sweet and refreshing!ReplyCancel

  • Emily von Euw21/01/2015 - 5:35 pm

    Ah, you da bomb. Gorgeous recipe + photos as usual. This post made me smile. Thanks so much, Laura <3ReplyCancel

  • Heather Lee21/01/2015 - 5:45 pm

    oh, girl. my sweet tooth can be seduced in any consistency for sure. my pick would be a blackberry-peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top, in all of its tart, creamy, cinnamonny, vanilla-ey, glory.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvie Morgan Brown21/01/2015 - 6:00 pm

    RAINBOW COOKIES!ReplyCancel

  • jaime21/01/2015 - 6:05 pm

    oh gosh, i’d love to hear more people talking about healthy eating and healthy ideas about gender and identity and other important things. why do these types of things seem to swim in such isolated currents?

    i’m so into drinkable desserts. i used to make a banana bread smoothie with butter. now i’d probably use a teeny bit of refined coconut oil + salt in its place, but i like the touch of silky fat and tenderness it gives to the smoothie to make it really feel like dessert. the walnut milk sounds incredible, too. i like using flaxseed in my dessert/bready-inspired smoothies for its grainy taste. i used to do a blueberry maple pancake smoothie, too. ahh. i could smoothe for the rest of my life forever. i really want to invest in a high powered blender, too.

    i think i’d want to see something totally decadent like a double chocolate brownie smoothie. it seems challenging because there are so many distinctive elements to the brownie taste — the crunchy caramelization on the corner pieces, the warm, creamy, definitely not raw chocolate flavor, and the slight bitterness from chocolate cut with the richness of fat.

    another dessert i’d totally love to see smoothinated is cheesecake. the tang! oh, the tang. the dense creamy sweetness. oh god! would it be disgusting to put gluten-free graham crackers or pretzels in a smoothie? i think i’d try it.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria21/01/2015 - 6:16 pm

    Someone already mentioned some form of Pumpkin Pie. But that would be delectable. If I were to choose a second.. Maybe a Pecan Pie smoothie? Yum.

    Kay bye, gotta go not eat either of those things.ReplyCancel

  • Daniela Uribe21/01/2015 - 6:21 pm

    Carrot Cake! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Akshaya21/01/2015 - 6:21 pm

    TIRAMISU !!! Ofcourse :-)ReplyCancel

  • Annie21/01/2015 - 6:23 pm

    I would love to have the shake form of cannoli ? or anything with figsReplyCancel

  • Mickie21/01/2015 - 6:35 pm

    Dark chocolate and cheesecake brownie shake!ReplyCancel

  • Abby21/01/2015 - 6:44 pm

    I’ve love a big glass of french silk pie.ReplyCancel

  • Emily21/01/2015 - 7:05 pm

    Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake!ReplyCancel

  • Kim21/01/2015 - 7:28 pm

    Doubletree Hotel cookies! Chocolate chips, walnuts, cinnamon, and oatmeal. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Missy LeDuc21/01/2015 - 7:36 pm

    A crazy yum shake to me would be an apricot almond with vanilla bean paste and possibly cardamon? Worth a try at least!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Henrichs21/01/2015 - 7:49 pm

    I would love a drinkable tiramisu!ReplyCancel

  • Marisa21/01/2015 - 7:54 pm

    Vanilla Bean Cheesecake would be a delicious smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • Michele21/01/2015 - 8:02 pm

    Apple pie? I want to go home & make walnut milk now too.ReplyCancel

  • Becca F21/01/2015 - 8:03 pm

    I think tiramisu would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl21/01/2015 - 8:12 pm

    Carrot cake smoothie sounds delish! I so enjoy everything about your blog, the photography, your writing and food/life philosophy and every recipe I’ve tried has been a hit! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia21/01/2015 - 8:31 pm

    I really love smoothies with parsley. It makes them smell so wonderful. Green smoothies are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Thia21/01/2015 - 8:39 pm

    Hey, Laura.
    Yummy banana bread shake!

    Let’s see…a liquid form of a favorite dessert…
    I’d love to come up with a version of an old Martha Stewart recipe…It’s a honey and pinenut tart, with a shortbread crust. I adore pinenuts!!!

    thanks for the giveaway opportunity…always fun!ReplyCancel

  • sarah21/01/2015 - 9:57 pm

    almond joy!ReplyCancel

  • Chris21/01/2015 - 10:45 pm

    Pineapple upside down cake!!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie @ Veg Fiend21/01/2015 - 10:52 pm

    I would say Black Forest Cake, which I already make and is actually one of my favorites smoothies. Other than that, anything else mind-blowingly chocolatey!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel B21/01/2015 - 10:57 pm

    Drinkable apple pie, please! My dream!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia21/01/2015 - 11:10 pm

    I would love a mint brownie in drinkable form!ReplyCancel

  • Jill21/01/2015 - 11:18 pm

    I’ve been missing the flavors of home, so I’d love a drinkable Tres Leches Cake!ReplyCancel

  • Robin21/01/2015 - 11:18 pm

    I would love a pistachio burfi smoothie!!ReplyCancel

  • tori brannigan21/01/2015 - 11:22 pm

    I would love a shake that taste like those peanutbutter cookies that are shaped like peanuts :)ReplyCancel

  • Laura Lungstrom21/01/2015 - 11:24 pm

    How about chocolate,pistachio and marzipan–like a Mozart truffle.ReplyCancel

  • Christina21/01/2015 - 11:44 pm

    I would love to see strawberry shortcake in a healthy, drinkable form- filled with healthy fats and vitamin C!ReplyCancel

  • Trish22/01/2015 - 12:08 am

    Oh man….. definitely strawberry shortcake. My favorite!
    Fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Katie22/01/2015 - 12:23 am

    Best dessert in drinkable form is Carrot Cake. No question about it. Second may be a pumpkin brownie, or perhaps tiramisu. But Carrot Cake wins hands down!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Johnson22/01/2015 - 12:45 am

    Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream flavored smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • genevieve @ gratitude & greens22/01/2015 - 12:45 am

    Banana bread in liquid form sounds like heaven. Can’t wait to make some in my own kitchen! Gorgeous photos, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Karolina22/01/2015 - 1:06 am

    lemon meringue pieReplyCancel

  • kelli22/01/2015 - 1:08 am

    peanut butter cupsReplyCancel

  • Ariela22/01/2015 - 1:20 am

    Tough decision…but, I’d have to go with oatmeal raisin cookies!ReplyCancel

  • Clare W22/01/2015 - 1:38 am

    Nanaimo bar! But how…?ReplyCancel

  • Val22/01/2015 - 1:42 am

    Carrot cake would be delicious!! I’ll definitely be trying this smoothie — banana bread is a fav too.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan22/01/2015 - 2:03 am

    “Anyone that mentions a Vitamix and gender equality in the same breath gets endless high fives from me” may be the best thing I’ve read all year, if not ever. Also, as a long-term daily yogini, I am in LOVE with the Headspace app.

    Anyway, this smoothie looks incredible. I love the addition of walnut milk! And I’m thinking a black forest gâteau smoothie would be pretty sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Scholl22/01/2015 - 3:28 am

    This is so not fair! I don’t like anything sweet!! So I can’t remember the last time I actually ate a dessert. Can we make a carrot cake without the frosting? and without sugar? So maybe just a carrot something. I know, I am pathetic. I don’t even like chocolate.ReplyCancel

  • Lee Anne22/01/2015 - 4:43 am

    Sticky toffee pudding shake oh myyyy! :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily DeFelice22/01/2015 - 5:52 am

    Hmmmm it would have to be Eton mess, a concoction of juicy strawberries, cream(this could be the inventive bit, cashew would work)and vegan meringue. Nom nom.ReplyCancel

  • […] crumble. Sounds so simple and delicious. I need this mocha muffin bread pudding in my life ASAP. Banana bread shakes. MY FAV. These sweet potato quinoa muffins sound SO cozy. Vegan caesar salad, get in my belly. […]ReplyCancel

  • Victoria22/01/2015 - 8:00 am

    Tiramisu sounds good.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Morrison22/01/2015 - 9:03 am

    My very first thought was key lime pie. I’m going to stick with it!ReplyCancel

  • Marie-Hélène22/01/2015 - 9:11 am

    Mmm, this drink looks so good!

    A baklava in a drinkable form would be THE BEST THING EVER I think <3ReplyCancel

  • Ayan22/01/2015 - 9:53 am

    A lemon and lavender scone!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Skewes22/01/2015 - 10:09 am

    Tiramisu in a drinkable smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah22/01/2015 - 10:43 am

    Tiramisu, please! (And can it be vegan?)ReplyCancel

  • Jean22/01/2015 - 10:49 am

    Coffee cake would be great as a smoothie.ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Snyder | Faring Well22/01/2015 - 11:21 am

    These shakes are glowing!! Insanely gorgeous. Plus this book sounds wonderful. I’d have to say I would love to drink a s’more!! (favorite dessert of all-time)ReplyCancel

  • Leigha @ The Yooper Girl22/01/2015 - 11:42 am

    I want Emily’s book so bad!! This shake sounds amazing. I made something similar this morning, just added a lil’ peanut butter :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristina N.22/01/2015 - 11:45 am

    Some of my favorite desserts might seem a bit odd in drinkable form, but the one that immediately came to mind to try is carrot cake!ReplyCancel

  • Martine22/01/2015 - 12:02 pm

    Gingerbread!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren P.22/01/2015 - 12:53 pm

    Hi :) I would love to see Strawberry Shortcake in juice form. Mmm <3ReplyCancel

  • Anise Thorogood22/01/2015 - 1:50 pm

    Dessert for breakfast?! This pregnant lady is in!ReplyCancel

  • Natalia M22/01/2015 - 1:55 pm

    Hazelnut chocolate tart!ReplyCancel

  • Brian @ Kitchen Domination22/01/2015 - 2:19 pm

    These look tasty, and your post provides a great foundation for creating all kinds of goodness in liquid form. As far as what dessert I’d like to see in drinkable form, I can’t think of anything more appealing than a good peanut butter cookie smoothie. I’m thinking maybe take your recipe, then replace the walnut milk with almond milk and the maple syrup with peanut butter.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvie22/01/2015 - 2:52 pm

    key lime pie, or a passion fruit cake!ReplyCancel

  • Tori22/01/2015 - 3:27 pm

    I think a Hazelnut Torta. So basically, it would taste like liquid Nutella!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen22/01/2015 - 3:29 pm

    Carrot cake forsure!ReplyCancel

  • Brianna Pattyn22/01/2015 - 3:48 pm

    My mom made the most fantastic lemon squares and Black Forest cake. I don’t think I could choose one over the other but I would be pleased to have either of those in liquid form!!!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth22/01/2015 - 4:01 pm

    Cherry pie!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra22/01/2015 - 4:05 pm

    Yum! This looks so good. I need to get a better blender. After some thought, I think a lemon vanilla cake in liquid form would be awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Trisha22/01/2015 - 4:14 pm

    I’d love a carrot cake, or angel food cake smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • Phoebe22/01/2015 - 4:53 pm

    if your salted coconut caramel fudge brownies could be made into a smoothie, and i can pretend it’s all part of this complete breakfast, the world will be a better place.ReplyCancel

  • Jessie22/01/2015 - 5:37 pm

    French Macarons!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anna22/01/2015 - 5:37 pm

    pavlova pleaseReplyCancel

  • Monika J22/01/2015 - 5:50 pm

    Sounds awesome! I made the walnut milk. Smoothies for breakfast tomorrow!ReplyCancel

  • Becky M22/01/2015 - 5:58 pm

    creme brulee!ReplyCancel

  • Tammra22/01/2015 - 6:04 pm

    My fave, Coconut pie!ReplyCancel

  • Aaron D.22/01/2015 - 6:28 pm

    S’mores!ReplyCancel

  • cel22/01/2015 - 6:30 pm

    caramel rolo!ReplyCancel

  • Mary22/01/2015 - 7:07 pm

    coconut macaroons dipped in dark chocolateReplyCancel

  • marie-eve22/01/2015 - 7:15 pm

    JUST MADE IT! the whole family loved it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Karnitz22/01/2015 - 8:23 pm

    My favorite dessert of all time is asian mango sticky rice. That combination of mango, jasmine rice and coconut milk would be amazing …ReplyCancel

  • jeanne22/01/2015 - 10:32 pm

    I’m with you on the banana bread, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Abby22/01/2015 - 10:34 pm

    Carrot cake might be good, but chocolate chip cookie would be my first option. If any beverage of mine were to taste like a milkshake but also be healthy, I would be happy.ReplyCancel

  • Tina22/01/2015 - 11:13 pm

    Not sure what I would do without my vitamix! Would love to have a drinkable sticky toffee pudding :)ReplyCancel

  • Tamara22/01/2015 - 11:28 pm

    Strawberry rhubarb pieReplyCancel

  • Allison22/01/2015 - 11:44 pm

    Pie is my dessert weakness. Banana cream pie in smoothie form would be pretty amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Christine23/01/2015 - 12:03 am

    key lime pie would be delicious!ReplyCancel

  • beth23/01/2015 - 1:09 am

    I’d love to see a vegan funfetti vanilla cake shake! (One that doesn’t use cashews – I’m allergic!) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity :)ReplyCancel

  • Kate23/01/2015 - 1:22 am

    I’m craving apple pie!ReplyCancel

  • Phanie Pack23/01/2015 - 2:48 am

    God, I love it when I find a new recipe which i have all the ingredients for! Going to soak walnuts overnight and make tomorrow morning for me and my fam!

    What a fantastic book! I can honestly say that a fresh strawberry rhubarb ice cream smoothie would hit the spot right about now. It was a summer special a local ice cream shop Earnest Ice Cream and it was the last time they made it for the season. I’ve been in painful withdrawl ever since.ReplyCancel

  • jane23/01/2015 - 2:50 am

    I think it would be interesting to drink a cherry cheese cake.Yum!!ReplyCancel

  • Payal23/01/2015 - 9:00 am

    Chocolate chip coffe icecream. I could probably just let it melt.ReplyCancel

  • Lynette23/01/2015 - 10:56 am

    Butterscotch pudding!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca23/01/2015 - 11:33 am

    Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah23/01/2015 - 12:22 pm

    Ooooh definitely tiramisu…or anything involving graham cracker crust goodness.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth23/01/2015 - 1:09 pm

    I’d love to have an apple pie smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • Jaz23/01/2015 - 2:02 pm

    Baked apple with all the fixings: dried fruit, nuts, spices and possibly some ice cream to top it off!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann23/01/2015 - 3:41 pm

    German Chocolate Cake for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Christina23/01/2015 - 3:44 pm

    Key lime pie in smoothie form would be amazing! Something sweet, sour and with a little tang (maybe with cashews added in, too?)!ReplyCancel

  • marie23/01/2015 - 4:41 pm

    Cheesecake!ReplyCancel

  • Laura23/01/2015 - 6:44 pm

    I would want to see blackberry poundcake turned into s smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • jessica z23/01/2015 - 10:52 pm

    I would love bananas foster or creme brûlée in drinkable formReplyCancel

  • Tess Bundy23/01/2015 - 11:47 pm

    I would love to see either carrot cake or a chocolate flourless cake in liquid form!ReplyCancel

  • Jade Sheldon-Burnsed24/01/2015 - 12:10 am

    Give me coffee cake in drinkable form!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca24/01/2015 - 1:03 am

    I want drinkable Nutella!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenifer Smith24/01/2015 - 6:03 am

    How about Banana Foster drink:)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley24/01/2015 - 1:10 pm

    I would love to see chocolate chip cookies (my all time favorite sweet treats!) Thanks so much for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • hilary24/01/2015 - 3:06 pm

    Lemon sponge cake! Or zucchini bread/cakeReplyCancel

  • Becca24/01/2015 - 3:23 pm

    A key lime pie smoothie would be a dream come true!ReplyCancel

  • katie boyd24/01/2015 - 3:36 pm

    First thought was tiramisu…that has many votes already, so i will have to go for baked alaska. Mostly because i think the process of creating it would be fun.ReplyCancel

  • Jess24/01/2015 - 4:31 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food24/01/2015 - 5:55 pm

    Oh my gosh… I just don’t even make NY resolutions anymore. Why put that on myself? I’m not going to listen. Drink less? Eat better? What’s that?

    This is one awesome sounding shake. I love banana bread and could totally see those flavors in a shake. I’d go with the cheesecake smoothie as well. That just sounds so darn good.ReplyCancel

  • Lynette24/01/2015 - 6:01 pm

    Lemon meringue pie would be my choice for drinkable dessert. Looking forward to drinking some banana bread soon, the recipe looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa24/01/2015 - 6:28 pm

    Baklava would be fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Jane24/01/2015 - 8:57 pm

    I would love to drink pecan pie, chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread, or anything chocolate. But this banana bread is a must try too!ReplyCancel

  • Ursula24/01/2015 - 9:24 pm

    I’d have to say key lime pie!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda25/01/2015 - 12:47 am

    How about a simple but oh-so-yummylicious ‘dark chocolate truffle’ smoothie?ReplyCancel

  • CL25/01/2015 - 1:03 am

    I’d love a drinkable pavlova! xReplyCancel

  • thefolia25/01/2015 - 1:40 am

    Yummy, I would have loved to have been there to help down this shake. I would never refuse a chocolate chai tea treat in a shake. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • rachel25/01/2015 - 2:04 am

    French Macarons! Or lemon meringue pie!ReplyCancel

  • Millie l Add A Little25/01/2015 - 3:18 am

    This looks incredible!! SO tasty!ReplyCancel

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  • Kim Bucke25/01/2015 - 7:40 am

    Black forest Cake! I make on every year from scratch. Just once. A lot of work. But, how awesome would it be to whip a single serving up in my Vita-mix!

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  • Amy25/01/2015 - 12:19 pm

    definitely some sort of raspberry coconut crumble!!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie25/01/2015 - 1:11 pm

    I would love to have chocolate mint pie made into a drink! I absolutely love anything that is chocolate with a hint of mint.ReplyCancel

  • Isadora25/01/2015 - 8:41 pm

    I never really made any resolutions either. If you don’t make them then you can’t break them, right?! I am now thinking I need to make a resolution to drink more smoothies though, because I don’t drink nearly enough! This banana bread shake sounds like the perfect way for me to start :)ReplyCancel

  • Teresa25/01/2015 - 8:54 pm

    ooh something like Almond Cake/Marzipan in smoothie form please!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel25/01/2015 - 9:32 pm

    Yum! I will definitely be making this with the cashews I currently have soaking for milk!

    I would love to drink a liquified carrot cake, I love the idea of creamy nut milk with tasty spices.ReplyCancel

  • valerie sobus25/01/2015 - 10:28 pm

    absolutely beautiful photographs! so lovely to look at. and i would say red velvet cake :)ReplyCancel

  • Hmmm..maybe some tiramisu in drinkable form? Loving your photos more than ever on this post!ReplyCancel

  • Sondi25/01/2015 - 11:37 pm

    Chocolate chip muffins!ReplyCancel

  • Andreas N25/01/2015 - 11:45 pm

    Chocolate Chip Cookies in drinkable form! My brain and stomach would explode all in once!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn26/01/2015 - 12:53 am

    Snickerdoodle!ReplyCancel

  • Carla26/01/2015 - 5:47 am

    Gingersnaps, Snickers or something dark and fudgy!ReplyCancel

  • kimberly joy trathen26/01/2015 - 6:28 am

    i’d love to see a chocolate chip ice cream cookie sandwich in drinkable form!ReplyCancel

  • Carter26/01/2015 - 10:20 am

    Would a sweet southern cornbread smoothie be weird? Probably. But it would probably also be delicious.ReplyCancel

  • amalia26/01/2015 - 10:23 am

    Linzetorte! Delicious raspberry and hazelnut goodness.ReplyCancel

  • Annik26/01/2015 - 10:50 am

    Apple pie!ReplyCancel

  • Annik26/01/2015 - 10:51 am

    Chocolate browniesReplyCancel

  • Jenalle26/01/2015 - 10:56 am

    Lemon meringue pie! I’m imagining a tart smoothie with a whipped but creamy texture. Like lemons and cream. And an almond streusel on top for some crunch. Spoon vs. straw.ReplyCancel

  • Beth R.26/01/2015 - 11:38 am

    Hmmm…That’s a tough one…Maybe Italian cream wedding cake? Or samoa cookie? Or brownie…ReplyCancel

  • Ally26/01/2015 - 12:15 pm

    Pecan pie or gingerbread for sureReplyCancel

  • Grace26/01/2015 - 12:25 pm

    Lemon Meringue Pie would be AWEsome as a smoothie!ReplyCancel

  • Linzy26/01/2015 - 3:19 pm

    If I had to pick one dessert to have in vegan drink form, it would be maple chestnut cake. It’s not super popular, but it tastes like rich, nutty, dense pancakes. Topped with some roasted pears and maple cream, I really can’t control myself.ReplyCancel

  • john c.26/01/2015 - 5:29 pm

    What a great recipe! I would enjoy chocolate cream pie in a drinkable form.ReplyCancel

  • Judith26/01/2015 - 5:31 pm

    Carrot cake sounds delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Sara26/01/2015 - 6:05 pm

    I really, really , really would like to be able to drink a healthy version of carrot cake. Favourite cake since I was little!ReplyCancel

  • Marta26/01/2015 - 6:30 pm

    vegan brownie smoothie!just for chocoholics, topped with banana, nuts or… MORE CHOCOLATE OMNOMNOMNOM :DReplyCancel

  • Jeanette26/01/2015 - 8:07 pm

    Grasshopper cookies!ReplyCancel

  • Dan N26/01/2015 - 10:43 pm

    I love French macarons, and my most favorite flavor is a honey lavender!! That would be an amazing smoothie let me tell ya!!ReplyCancel

  • Leah26/01/2015 - 11:51 pm

    Lemon meringue!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia27/01/2015 - 12:15 am

    I would LOVE to try carrot cake or lemon meringue pie in shake form!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn27/01/2015 - 1:07 am

    I’d love a drinkable form of a twix bar, yum!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki N27/01/2015 - 1:14 am

    I would love to drink red velvet cake or carrot cake!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine27/01/2015 - 9:22 am

    Chocolate-mint chip ice cream or after eight chocolates!ReplyCancel

  • lynsey | lynseylovesfood28/01/2015 - 8:22 am

    I should also mention that it has been a week since I read this post and I have thought about this smoothie every single day now. xoReplyCancel

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  • […] came across this recipe from The First Mess blog a few weeks ago for a banana bread shake. The idea is genius and […]ReplyCancel

  • […] used this, this and this recipe as guides. It serves one and is easy enough to make as breakfast. […]ReplyCancel

kale + brussels sprout caesar slaw w/ pine nut "parm" // via @thefirstmesspin it!for a kale + brussels sprout caesar slaw w/ pine nut "parm" // via @thefirstmesspin it!for vegan caesar dressing // via @thefirstmesspin it!kale + brussels sprout caesar slaw w/ pine nut "parm" // via @thefirstmesspin it!
I tend to not enjoy leafy/water-heavy salads so much this time of year. I might be acutely sensitive or just imagining things, but I just feel cold in that unshakeable damp way after I eat a big romaine salad or something similar in the winter. The same principle goes for smoothies, but I still have them often because some days are just a little too crazy to not blend-a-meal, you know? I don’t mind some more delicate greens here and there, like arugula or baby spinach, but I prefer them topped with warm roasted veg, some cooked grains, and a little heat-spice worked in if I can get it. I still almost always get my greens in though–either sautéed with chili and lemon, or roasted for crisp edges, very simply steamed, or sliced really thin with some other vegetables for a tangled-up slaw.

And obviously I know a slaw is technically a cold salad, but it just doesn’t feel as cold (basic science, really). The vegetables suited to this application generally have a lower water content, so that seems to help. But I also enjoy piling a slaw on top of some warm/roasted/sautéed foods often, so the cool aspect seems to fade out as things are inevitably mixed/lightly wilted in the bowl. It helps that I generally serve this kind of thing at room temperature too. To further my shaved salad-loving point here, I’ve been repeatedly making a winner of a kale slaw from Amy Chaplin’s book since I got it a few months ago. It has fennel, cabbage, a sweet + creamy mustard cider dressing, a few other bits. I always add a shaved apple or pear to it as well. It’s been my go-to for potlucks and other dinner occasions that need some green. Everyone loves it–I think people are more open to different veg if the cuts are small. View full post »

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  • Kathryn14/01/2015 - 7:37 am

    Yes! Absolutely with you on the need for a little warmth at this time of year but still wanting to find ways to get enough of those leafy greens into my body. This sounds like the prefect compromise + that pine nut “parm” is totally inspired.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar14/01/2015 - 8:41 am

    Such a stunning salad!! Craving every piece of this!ReplyCancel

  • lynsey | lynseylovesfood14/01/2015 - 8:43 am

    Heart-eyes emoji indeed! xoReplyCancel

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness14/01/2015 - 8:56 am

    This is dang prettiest slaw that I ever did see!! I love that you used so much different greenery and a little cabbage for the crunch!
    Seriously though. Still oogling these photos!
    Pinned :)ReplyCancel

  • valentina | sweet kabocha14/01/2015 - 9:03 am

    I’va just eaten a lacinato kale salad :) I usually massage it with lemon juice, a pinch of salt and flaxseed oil..
    Btw : I totally agree with you about salads in winter and I will try your recipe for parmesan – I make mine with cashews, wheat germ, nutritional yeast and a pinch of salt ^_^
    xoReplyCancel

  • Grace14/01/2015 - 9:39 am

    Cruciferous slaw for the win! The ultimate winter salad right here – everything my body/tastebuds needs/want. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey14/01/2015 - 10:32 am

    Yes, girl! Salads with bits of warmth and heart dressings/sauces is totally the way to go this time of year! Love how you found such a lovely balance between pine nuts + sesame seeds for your parm, and lemon zest mixed in there sounds so so good! (can’t wait to make it!) And I meant to tell you last week, your new gal sounds like an absolute gem! We’re celebrating a year with our little guy soon, and it’s been the absolute best having him around, so I can just imagine the feelings you’re basking in! xo!ReplyCancel

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan14/01/2015 - 10:37 am

    That parm! (heart eye emojis times 100!) Also, that dressing looks beyond amazing and I could get down with this salad in the winter. There is something about salads with lots of toppings and creamy dressing that makes them feel juuuust a bit hearty, ya dig?ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Snyder | Faring Well14/01/2015 - 10:38 am

    Goodness these photos are gorgeous. And Scott is going to be ECSTATIC about this recipe, caesar salads are his fave. Thanks for the awesome creativity and spruce you gave an otherwise typically boring recipe to me! I love all the ingredients, especially those sunflower seeds. And congrats on getting shelves! Woot woot!ReplyCancel

  • Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen14/01/2015 - 11:28 am

    Ceasar slaw? Damn, girl! I actually think that it’s hard to find a really good Ceasar salad as they’re often too heavy with dressing that doesn’t even taste that good. So normally I’m quite careful with where I order one. This slaw, however, looks heavenly! What a comforting, good-to-you winter salad. I’ve never eaten nutritional yeast; maybe I should give it a try? Or I use parmesan instead. Anyway, I love this. I seriously do, Laura.

    Hope you have a great week,
    SiniReplyCancel

  • Brian @ Kitchen Domination14/01/2015 - 12:21 pm

    This slaw looks like something I need to get into, particularly if I want to improve my veg game this year. Do you think that substituting ground up raw cashews for the nutritional yeast would work?ReplyCancel

    • Laura Wright14/01/2015 - 12:23 pm

      Hi Brian, the nutritional yeast has a really distinctive, cheesy, well-rounded flavour that I don’t think can be replicated by anything other than real-deal cheese. If you can’t get a hold of some nutritional yeast, you might have better luck replacing the it with some chopped up olives instead.
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  • Caitlin14/01/2015 - 12:43 pm

    i love the way you write about food. this salad looks fabulous. i completely agree with you on salads this time of year. they just don’t fill the warmth that soups, stews, and roasted veggies do.ReplyCancel

  • erin {yummy supper}14/01/2015 - 12:57 pm

    Oh my Laura, of course I’m always drawn in by your photos, and today once I read your description of this tasty ceasar/slaw action and I found myself drooling. Seriously lady. Drooling.
    xoxox to you,
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  • Sarah from Soymilk + Honey14/01/2015 - 1:21 pm

    This looks fantastic! Yes please to anything with kale and brussels sprouts. Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • dana14/01/2015 - 2:37 pm

    Major DROOL! WANT WANT WANT!ReplyCancel

  • sarah b.14/01/2015 - 2:47 pm

    First time I ever had a kale caesar was at a fun little spot in nyc back in the day, it had roasted chickpeas like this and it was such a memorable one. You are a salad goddess Laura! This looks SO delicious, super inspired to use up my big bag of costco pine nuts now, seriously! Loving that first shot too. Cheers babe!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi14/01/2015 - 4:01 pm

    I don’t think there is ever such a thing as too many vegan kale ceasar recipes! And girl, yours looks absolutely divine! Gorgeous as always xxReplyCancel

  • Deryn @ Running on Real Food14/01/2015 - 4:40 pm

    Wow, that is one beautiful, stunning salad! It’s going on my must-make-very-soon list! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • […] pizza with, oh i dunno, butternut squash ribbons and arugula-pepita pesto with a sprinkle of this brilliant plant parm made from pine nuts and sesame […]ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Griffith14/01/2015 - 10:39 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful! Do you use lightroom or photoshop to edit your photos?

    JennyReplyCancel

    • Laura Wright15/01/2015 - 8:53 am

      Hi Jenny, I use Lightroom mostly. And I’ll add that I have VSCO film installed into Lightroom and play around with that quite a bit too. Thanks! :)
      -LReplyCancel

  • Jessica DeMarra15/01/2015 - 10:12 am

    Love this dish, from the salad to the bowl itself. Sometimes to eat a huge bowl of raw veggies in the dead of winter, you just need a really good dressing and I think this one sounds wonderful. I am jealous of all your beautiful sunlight photos. If I were to take a shot like these the photo would just be bright orange (I am on the sunset side of my building). Just all so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Heather15/01/2015 - 11:38 am

    Laura, I got so excited about this I changed up the salad I was bringing over to a friend’s house last night to make this! (well, just the parm and dressing because I already had a mega-pack of baby greens in the fridge). I scaled back the number of garlic cloves to 1 large one because I’m sensitive to raw garlic, and used a heaping tablespoon of sesame seeds because somehow (gasp!) I was out of tahini. This may be the only caesar dressing I eat for the rest of my life. Everyone at my friends’ house loved it so much they were mad I didn’t make a bigger salad. I can’t wait to make the full blown recipe for my man this weekend :) Thanks for sharing your talents with the world!ReplyCancel

  • The VegHog15/01/2015 - 12:49 pm

    This is a very good and healthy looking dish, a salad after my own heart.

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  • Yoanna16/01/2015 - 6:04 am

    Lovely!
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  • Millie l Add A Little16/01/2015 - 12:03 pm

    This looks so amazing!! I love how hearty and delicious this looks Laura!ReplyCancel

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  • kristie {birch and wild}17/01/2015 - 11:51 am

    The photos drew me in, the ingredients made me super interested in making this salad right now. Damn, you always make me want to up my game.ReplyCancel

  • Anna17/01/2015 - 3:13 pm

    OMG these pictures are to die for!! Now I’m hungry!! Can’t wait to try it at home!! :)
    xx

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  • All I have to say is YUM!! I don’t like a lot of cold salad much in the winter either, but this looks just delicious.ReplyCancel

  • […] dressing, and a vegan caesar salad are all excellent for the days coming off of that fast (this Kale & Brussels Caesar Slaw is freaking delicious by the […]ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey @ hart & garnet19/01/2015 - 7:46 pm

    Couldn’t agree more! All winter long I keep churning out “a warm salad”, or something tossed in “a warm vinaigrette” not realizing how much I’m avoiding the New York chill. I can’t even handle cold condiments these days, put everything at room temperature! My bones are chilly! Great recipe, especially the chickpeas!ReplyCancel

  • cynthia21/01/2015 - 1:12 pm

    Dude. YES. You’ve just put what I couldn’t articulate into words — it’s the water content! Water-heavy salads just feel so not-right this time of year. There’s something so much more satisfying about hefty, toothsome kale and collards these days. This slaw looks a-mazing — I can just imagine the satisfying crunch and the creaminess of it all. Totally perfect.ReplyCancel

  • elanan23/01/2015 - 1:35 am

    This is on my must-make list this weekend! Wondering how long the dressing would hold up for if refrigerated, having a batch on hand would make week night salads so much more appealing!ReplyCancel

    • Laura Wright23/01/2015 - 8:11 am

      Hi Elenan, I kept my dressing in the fridge for about 4 days. I had it in a tupperware and put a layer of saran wrap directly onto the surface of the dressing before I put the lid on the container. This was just an extra cautionary kind of move against any skin forming on the surface.
      -LReplyCancel

  • thefolia25/01/2015 - 1:01 pm

    Beautifully described, magnificently captured…happy feasting!ReplyCancel

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  • David01/02/2015 - 9:29 am

    Wonderful blogReplyCancel

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  • Anna01/03/2015 - 9:31 pm

    Hi Laura, This was absolutely delicious!! I subbed the garbanzos for polenta croutons which were out of this world. The vegan cheesiness game is strong here–amazing flavors. What a treat. This definitely gets saved for a remake! Thanks :) AnnaReplyCancel

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  • Jenny25/03/2015 - 4:25 pm

    Hi Laura –
    Just made the dressing and pine nut crumble for a party this weekend. I was wondering how you store the crumble?
    Thanks!
    JennyReplyCancel

    • Laura26/03/2015 - 8:52 am

      Hi Jenny, I just place the pine nut parm in a tupperware and refrigerate it if I have some leftover or I’m prepping it in advance.
      -LReplyCancel

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Happy new year to you! Hugs and positive thoughts going out as we all get another beautiful chance to start again. I hope everyone got a solid stretch of personal downtime over the holidays–to read, create, travel, have a long bath, cook, bake, play, be in nature or just do absolutely nothing. I got in a good mix of all those things and I can’t tell you how vibrant/fortunate I feel because of it. A clear calendar that makes way for just being and doing as the inclination strikes has a powerful restorative effect on your stillness of mind and overall future outlook. This is most especially true if you do creative work I think–time away from screens or just rest in any form lets you get outside of your own head for a moment. This mindful work and rest cycle has proven to be an important and productive way of life for me. Having said that, I’m excited to be back here. I’ve got a lot of delicious things in the works, all scribbly ideas on scrap pages or in semi-organized Word documents.

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  • Kathryn07/01/2015 - 5:51 am

    The happiest of new years to you Laura! I’m glad you got some downtime over the holidays and I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for you (and for us!). Plus that cute pup = the best way to start the year ever. This sounds like a perfect comforting and nourishing bowl of food – that mustard/lemon combo with its warmth and brightness just feels so right doesn’t it?ReplyCancel

  • Soupe | Pearltrees07/01/2015 - 6:05 am

    […] Dreamy winter vegetable chowder w/ mustard, lemon + crispy cabbage. Happy new year to you! […]ReplyCancel

  • Lucy @SupergoldenBakes07/01/2015 - 7:21 am

    Glad to have discovered your blog – beautiful photography and inspiring recipes! I see I have a log to catching up to do. Happy 2015!ReplyCancel

  • Lynsey | lynseylovesfood07/01/2015 - 8:20 am

    Puppies, soup and beautiful winter light.. So much goodness in this post!! Happy New Year!!! xoReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar07/01/2015 - 8:26 am

    Oh man. This makes me want to go outside in the cold so that I can come back in with rosy cheeks and a bowl of this!ReplyCancel

  • valentina | sweet kabocha07/01/2015 - 9:03 am

    This soup seems so creamy! Weather here is not so cold as in Canada – thankfully – but I am a cold-hater…hot soups could be my daily food :)
    Ps : Cleo is too pretty ^_^
    xoReplyCancel

  • Arlene07/01/2015 - 9:56 am

    This is perfect for me to make right now, my frig is always full of some kind of soup/stew make a new batch every Sunday for my lunch all week! Need a change from Quinoa/lentil (I love cabbage). Thank you! Your new baby is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Sini07/01/2015 - 10:39 am

    What a chowder! I’m really looking forward to making a big pot of this goodness. And hello there, Cleo! Furry pals bring so much joy and peace to one’s life. We adopted a little kitten over a year ago so I can totally relate to your feelings. Wishing you a glorious 2015, Laura! May your wishes come true and may your hearth be free of anxiety and fear. (Gosh, I know that feeling; I should start trying to eliminate fear in my life. It’s a grueling companion.) xxReplyCancel

  • Ashley07/01/2015 - 10:53 am

    As beautiful as ever. I always find comfort in your words, but you know this. I took time off but kind of feel like I need a re-do because part of me couldn’t fully relax for about 85% of the time. Still had an absolute lovely time with my parents while they visited and definitely gave my eyes a break from the screen, however, I just haven’t been hit with that “fresh–new year” feeling yet. Maybe next week? ;) Your pup is adorable. So glad she’s keeping you calm. The texture contrast of this soup looks AMAZE. Hearts, girl.ReplyCancel

  • Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth07/01/2015 - 11:02 am

    What a darling, sweet dog! It’s always nice to have a little helper in the kitchen. Love love love this soup!ReplyCancel

  • KittNoir07/01/2015 - 11:08 am

    Looks so delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Snyder07/01/2015 - 11:12 am

    This whole post is beautiful. I love your words and this gorgeous recipe. Especially the kitchen photo where you can see the snow outside! YAY snow :). Congrats on your new pup and a merry happy 2015!ReplyCancel

  • Grace07/01/2015 - 11:35 am

    Puuuppy!!! Such a cutie! That picture of her is adorable – warms the heart right up, even on the coldest of days! Happy new year to you Laura, you beautiful grown-ass lady! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth07/01/2015 - 11:38 am

    Yeses all around. That pup!!!!! Love the call on fear –– I’ve totally been having a few grown-ass lady talks like that with myself lately. And hurray for not being de-toxy.

    Sending New Year’s love from VA––this feels like a big year and I totally can’t wait to see all the great stuff coming next for you.ReplyCancel

  • Malin07/01/2015 - 12:03 pm

    Looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea07/01/2015 - 1:06 pm

    Your pup is breakin’ my heart. Can’t imagine not having rescued my little ragamuffin a few years ago. They’ll change your life with that unconditional love. You can see it in her eyes already :)

    And the soup– so wonderful to feel renewed inspiration with wintery produce. Can almost feel it cutting through the cold-ass weather ’round here.ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin07/01/2015 - 1:19 pm

    cleo is adorable. there is nothing like the companionship a pup brings into your life. their love is unending and unconditional.

    in other news, this chowder looks so good and i’m totally making it. one problem- i don’t care much for parsnips. will i be able to taste them in here?ReplyCancel

    • Laura Wright07/01/2015 - 1:26 pm

      Caitlin! I’m honestly not crazy for parsnips either, but felt like I needed to use some up that I had leftover from a freelance job. They didn’t seem as cloyingly sweet in this soup/stew to me, what with all the mustard and nutritional yeast. And the simmering time makes them nice and tender for sure. You can always just sub in the same amount of cubed potatoes, more celery root etc. if you’re weary :)
      -LReplyCancel

  • Libby07/01/2015 - 1:37 pm

    This soup looks like hearty perfection. What a great way to use those CSA veggies that I am less familiar with! Your new dog looks so sweet and tugs at my heart to get a little pup for myself.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen07/01/2015 - 3:16 pm

    Yes please! This looks like the most delicious and warming soup for a chilly winter night. I just want to climb into the bowl and roll around. :)ReplyCancel

  • Katie @ Whole Nourishment07/01/2015 - 3:35 pm

    Yep, this is the epitome of the perfect winter meal. Love the crispy cabbage and that sweet pup!ReplyCancel

  • Blaine Arin07/01/2015 - 4:14 pm

    “Detox” in air quotes. Ha, love it. Looks incredible! And your pup is adorable. Those soulful eyes!ReplyCancel

  • Your posts always make me smile and salivate! The soup looks delicious, and just what we need this week in Ontario. Happy New Year + congrats on your new pup!ReplyCancel

  • Trang's corner07/01/2015 - 10:04 pm

    I’m so excited to try this recipe. So delicious! So inspirational!

    Happy new year!
    http://www.trangscorner.comReplyCancel

  • Trish08/01/2015 - 12:07 am

    This soup does look dreamy! I love the addition of mustard. And congrats on your puppy!
    TrishReplyCancel

  • Nissrine08/01/2015 - 3:45 am

    Happy New Year! Love the sound and look of this and I’m all over your suggestion to go the Orange route, will be trying it for sure. Thanks for the inspiration as always. We were in Canada visiting my family for the holidays and left just before temps hit Antarctic levels. Thankfully it’s warmer in Italy, but the dampness here really gets inside you, so I’m all about hot soups and chowders this time of year.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @foodprocessor0708/01/2015 - 7:22 am

    Love this recipe. Simple but at the same time would not mind having that for lunch every day this week.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica DeMarra08/01/2015 - 11:07 am

    I am always try to convince my boyfriend to eat more soup with me. He is weird and doesn’t enjoy pureed soup since he claims to like “solid” food better. I think this recipe will make a soup-lover out of him. All the best in the new year with your new furry friend!ReplyCancel

  • Christine08/01/2015 - 2:47 pm

    Can’t wait to try this one! I just saw chowder while watching food tv and have been craving hearty, warming soups since. Perfect timing :)

    Also – big happy congratulations on your adoption! She looks like such a sweet heart! My family adopted a 2 year old boxer last year and it’s like she’s always been there now. It’s amazing to see them become comfortable after sometimes really sad pasts. Happy 2015 Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Emily08/01/2015 - 9:44 pm

    Looks heavenly. I’ve always wondered about roasted cabbage, but never actually tried it myself. What a wonderful garnish to such a beautiful soup!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Murphy08/01/2015 - 10:31 pm

    This is perfect. I remixed this one a bit, went the mustard/white wine/smoked paprika route and after taste-testing I couldn’t help but dose it with heavy cream. But yes.ReplyCancel

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  • Sherrie09/01/2015 - 2:09 pm

    Dearest Laura, I find solace in these words. Cleo is the cutest little thing I ever did see!! I’m so happy for you guys, how much fun is a new family addition. And dreamy this bowl of chowder is indeed, wowza that light. xo sherrieReplyCancel

  • Julianne | Radishes on Toast09/01/2015 - 10:06 pm

    Wow, this is packed with my favorite things and looks exactly like what I’d want to serve my friends on a chilly night!ReplyCancel

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  • Liren10/01/2015 - 1:30 pm

    Happy New Year, Laura, and welcome home to your sweet new pup! What a lucky one (both of you!) – I imagine there will be some delicious scraps going her way. This bowl of chowder is just my kind of thing in the new year, hearty and comforting.ReplyCancel

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen10/01/2015 - 3:50 pm

    Ohhh….that pup. Adorable! Congrats! I adopted my Sheri-dog from a shelter 4 years ago and it was pretty much the best decision I ever made. I can’t imagine my life without her and I can’t imagine ever buying a dog now. She loves me in a way that no other animal ever has. And this soup – gorgeous! I’m freezing my bum off over here, so I’m in need of a big bowl of this!ReplyCancel

  • Nik@ABrownTable11/01/2015 - 10:12 am

    Happy belated New Year, Laura! Your new pup is adorable and I am sure you guys will have wonderful time together. The best thing about winter is looking forward to delicious bowls of soup like this one, love it.ReplyCancel

  • Active Vegetarian11/01/2015 - 4:18 pm

    Your site is beautiful!! Love all the recipe ideas and more :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

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  • Shaun11/01/2015 - 9:08 pm

    I made this tonight and it’s great! I really enjoyed the addition of the crispy cabbage. Next time I would add half the lemon juice and then later add more to taste, since the mustard is already tangy. It was fun to use an array of winter produce!ReplyCancel

  • Abby12/01/2015 - 11:37 am

    I made this last night and it was delicious! Perfect for a chilly winter night. I have never used celery root before! Delicious!ReplyCancel

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  • rachel13/01/2015 - 12:55 pm

    this was delicious! did it with more of all the vegetables and it turned out wonderfully. added a dollop of greek yogurt on top of each bowl. yummmmy!ReplyCancel

  • Soups/Salads | Vegetal Matters14/01/2015 - 8:57 pm

    […] Winter Vegetable Chowder with Mustard, Lemon, and Crispy Cabbage – I’ve been drooling over this soup since Laura posted it last week. Such interesting vegetables and flavor combinations! It did not disappoint, with brightness from the lemon and mustard that we need on chilly days. The cabbage topping was my favorite part, which I can foresee on many a future soup. Pairs very well with white wine. […]ReplyCancel

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  • allison17/01/2015 - 4:49 pm

    Happy New Year to you and so great about Cleo, I have 3 rescues now and I wish you all the best with her. They rescue you right back. I love this chowder! It’s simmering now on the stove, smells delicious( also love the hint of lemon and grainy mustard flavor) and I have the cabbage cooking up with Old Bay, a good crusty bread and I’m all set! Thanks so much again, I’m so glad I found your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Kate23/01/2015 - 1:44 pm

    Oh gosh this looks so good! So creamy and comforting, yet dairy-free (hubba…)ReplyCancel

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  • Shannon27/01/2015 - 10:53 pm

    Dear Laura, I just discovered your blog through my friend and I think it’s my new favourite. I browsed all your soup/stew posts today at work (plus your gorgeous photos)…There are so many recipes I want to try. Tonight, I cooked this chowder and ……it is delicious! Thanks so much. And congrats on your puppy… Best from Toronto… ShannonReplyCancel

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