Who wants to drink a cold smoothie on an even colder day? Not us! We love the simplicity of a good smoothie (if you follow us on Instagram you’ll know just how obsessed we really are)—quick to throw together, loaded with a variety nutritional goodness, and so so many flavors to play with. However, they start to lose their appeal during the colder months, leaving us scrambling for quick, easy, and healthy breakfast alternatives.
Enter: Warm Smoothies
That’s right! It’s your favorite go-to breakfast with a warm and cozy twist. Oaty, malty, and creamy or fruity and fresh, they deliver the same range of options as a traditional smoothie but they’ll warm you up from the inside out (rather than leaving you feeling like a penguin in Antarctica).
We’ve put together a list of our five favorite warming smoothies to keep your tummy cozy in the cooler weather and help you power through the busy holiday season.
Warming Carrot, Ginger, and Turmeric Winter Smoothie
Feeling run down as the weather gets cooler? This warming winter tonic is the perfect energizing blend to help you keep up with all the demands of the crazy holiday period. Loaded with all the goodness you need in the form of our Natural Vitamin C Powder and our Organic Turmeric Powder, this is one smoothie we will be drinking all winter long. You can find the recipe for this golden winter warmer here.
Warming Oaty Chocolate Winter Smoothie
Fluffy pajamas, cozy slippers, a good book, and a big mug of this chocolatey smoothie to wrap your hands around—you’ll never want to leave. More than just tasty, this smoothie is loaded with fiber courtesy of our Organic Acacia Fiber Powder, helping you kick start your digestive system and feed the good bacteria in your gut. A mug full of this is the perfect antidote for those cold mornings when you just need a little pick-me-up to get you going for the day. You can find our full recipe for our Warming Oaty Chocolate Smoothie here.
This pretty-in-pink number is more than just good to look at. This one is for those of you who prefer something a little lighter to start the day. The secret to this smoothie is a jasmine tea base which, along with pomegranate and our Organic Beet Powder, helps keep this winter warmer light and refreshing while still delivering on punchy flavors and nutritional awesomeness. You can find the full recipe for our Warming Pomegranate, Elderflower, and Beet Winter Smoothie here.
If you’re trying to get in the festive spirit, but are just feeling a bit run down with everything on your plate, this smoothie is the one for you. Not only does it deliver on taste with an oh-so-nostalgic holiday flavor profile, it’s also loaded with our Natural Vitamin C Powder to keep you humming through the holidays. Give our Warming Cranberry, Apple, and Vitamin C Winter Smoothie a try and put a bit of jingle into your step—you can find the full recipe here.
Green smoothies will never go out of fashion, no matter the season! They’re the perfect way to get your greens in, and we all know how important leafy green vegetables are for overall health. But there’s no need to freeze our fingers (and our tastebuds) on a cold morning just to load up on our greens. The green tea base of this recipe is the perfect way to warm your smoothie up without adding extra sugar, and we love the zingy flavor it adds—the perfect complement to our Organic Wheatgrass Powder. You can find the full recipe for our Warming Wheatgrass Smoothie here.
There’s nothing we love more right now than warming our hands around a cup (or bowl) of nutritional goodness. These cozy concoctions are not only a tasty way to start the day, they also make it that much easier to get out of bed on those cold winter mornings, knowing that we have a quick and warming breakfast ready to throw together.
These warming winter smoothies do come with one warning: Please do be careful how much hot liquid you put into your smoothie maker or blender! Most common household models aren’t designed to process hot liquids and the pressure build-up can be dangerous—hot liquid may come flying out when you open it, or if you have a glass jug, this may shatter. We recommend first blending all your room temperature ingredients together, then stirring your hot liquid through at the end.
We hope you love them as much as we do, and if you do, tag us in your post on social media—we love to share the beautiful creations of our Sari Foodies.