Baby, it’s cold outside. But just because its icy and chilly out there doesn’t mean your smoothie has to be. That’s right, we said it. It’s time to rethink our traditional take on this beverage, which has always been cold and refreshing. We’re here to blow your mind with a delicious and nutritious round up of winter smoothie recipes that are meant to warm and nourish you to the core. Seasonally appropriate smoothies aren’t just for the warmer months; this year, the popular beverage also gets a chance to steal the show in the dead of winter. With warming ingredients like cocoa, cinnamon and spice, and all other things nice, these smoothies surely turn up the heat. Look out the window at that storm! And whip up these zesty, wintry drinks to make your welcome so very nice and warm.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Imagine spicy, chocolate-y, and green all in one hot beverage. Here you have it. A thick and delicious Mexican hot chocolate—gone green! This indulgent yet healthy recipe from Simple Green Smoothies blends nutritious ingredients like spinach, banana, cocoa powder, and almond butter into a warm, green smoothie hearty enough to be a meal and healthy enough to figure into any diet. The added spice factor, which includes cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper, adds a hot and spicy zing to this smoothie as well as metabolism-boosting health benefits. Let’s cozy up, take some sips and stay warm. Winter chills, stay away!
Wintry Warm Banana Smoothie Tastes Like Banana Bread
Bananas will forever be a smoothie staple, but this warm, winter smoothie kicks it up a notch. What could be more comforting on a cold morning than a fresh slice of banana bread, hot from the oven? This banana smoothie recipe brought to us by Clean Cuisine puts the warm flavors of banana bread into a breakfast smoothie! And because it’s made without dairy or added sugars, you can kiss the guilt goodbye. Chock full of potassium, heart-healthy walnuts and spicy cinnamon to rev up your metabolism, this smoothie won’t disappoint your taste buds or your healthy body. Drink up to stay warm.
Hot Chocolate Smoothie
Chocolate, peanut butter and banana. Can you think of a more perfect trifecta of flavors? It would certainly be a challenge. This “hot chocolate” smoothie from the Gluten-Free Homemaker brings these ingredients together in a warm, luxurious beverage that is thick and creamy but won’t wreak havoc on your figure. Without added sugars and full of satiating nut protein, this cold-weather smoothie will warm your heart and soul. To top it off, the addition of spicy cinnamon can help to boost your core body temperature and speed up your metabolism. So in spite of the chilly weather, put this smoothie together and drink to your heart’s content.
With this hearty smoothie from Honestly Healthy, you can actually sip your protein the next time you need a warm energy boost. This recipe uses unsweetened cocoa powder, naturally creamy bananas, and rolled oats to create a thick and nourishing beverage you can slowly slurp. Vegan protein powder infuses this drink with satiating protein power, and the oats add an impressive amount of soluble fiber that will help stabilize your blood sugar throughout the day. So warm up by the fire with this wholesome winter wonder!
Hot Apple Pie Smoothie
This show-stopping cold-weather pick-me-up brought to us by Kris Carr is pure, healthy genius. Next time you crave the heartwarming flavors of fresh baked apple pie, don’t preheat the oven—just take out the blender! This smoothie recipe puts a green twist on classic apple pie, instead blending its core flavors into a warm, thick beverage. Apples provide a natural sweetness to the smoothie, while spinach kicks up the iron and folate content. Warm spices like ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg also help to turn up the heat on flavor and provide an energy boost. Vanilla protein powder and rolled oats make the drink thick, rich, and chock full of health-supportive fiber. So snuggle up with a blanket and let this cold weather delight warm you up!