Are those “cheat days” starting to add up? Add a concoction of good stuff into your system with one of our favorite Winter smoothies. Doctor up your standard recipes with fruits that are in season. We like to boost our smoothies with lots of good stuff, like chia seeds, protein powder, and more. Starting your day off right helps to counteract the gnarly eating we do later. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it!
We got on a hot cocoa kick with our Hygge for Thee Holidays article and there’s a time and a place for cozy treats. Variety is the spice of life and winter smoothies are just as comforting and fun! You also get the added benefit of some immune system boosting, so you can keep caroling through the night. Seasonal flavors and the right nutrients give your body a much-needed natural detox as well.
Detox With Turmeric
Holiday parties can be a bit of an overload on your system. And by system, we mostly mean liver. Adding turmeric to Winter smoothies helps your liver expel toxins from your bloodstream. This Winter Detox Orange Ginger Turmeric Smoothie includes carrots, oranges and ginger for an added immune system boost. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and makes enough for 2 people.
Experiencing carb overload? Winter smoothies that include spinach or kale help your system balance out naturally. Get started on your healthy eating resolution early with this Green Smoothie recipe. Coconut milk, banana, and blood oranges give the majority of the flavor. It’s creamy and refreshing with a light tartness. We love this one on the go!
Earlier this month, we divulged our favorite persimmon recipes for fall and winter. When using persimmons in Winter smoothies, add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Try a Chai-Spiced Persimmon Smoothie as an indulgent treat or dessert. It uses all three spices and a healthy dose of coconut milk for that perfect Chai blend.
Smoothie Bowls Count
Speaking of indulgent treats.. If you have time to sit down, Winter Smoothies in bowl form can be heaven on earth! There’s just something about a smoothie that is thick enough to deserve a spoon. We found a Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl recipe that is totally healthier than it looks. It tastes like hot chocolate and even with all of the delectable toppings, it still is vegan and gluten-free. Get out your oatmeal and chocolate chips!
I always doctor up smoothies with protein powder and chia seeds. Boosting your Winter smoothies with protein also adds to bone health. Get familiar with Omega-3 rich, protein-packed chia seeds with our easy overnight chia pudding recipes. You can make a Chia Matcha Overnight Breakfast Smoothie the night before any morning you will need to dash out the door. The matcha green tea gives you energy (just like we talked about in our Yerba Mate article) without the caffeine crash. Helping moms and Girl Bosses everywhere we go.
Immune System Boosters
The weather is getting colder and most of us are doing more traveling through the holidays. It’s important to boost immune systems and Winter smoothies are the tastiest way to do it. Find fruits and veggies that are high in Vitamin C and add those Winter spices per usual. We really love the flavor combo of this Carrot Orange Ginger Smoothie. It’s got some tricky ingredients: kefir, bee pollen, and peeled fresh turmeric. (We swear by their health benefits and will be writing about them in the future.) You can always substitute the kefir with 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1 tablespoon milk. Omit the bee pollen (or add a little honey, why not) and use a pinch of dried turmeric if you don’t have fresh. See! It pays to read! Hope you enjoy these over the next few months 🙂