With snow falling and cooler temps making us all grab warm mugs, we wanted to share our favorite warm green smoothies. Just like regular green smoothies, these are great for sipping in front of the fireplace, or on the way to work/school/errands/life. Green smoothies shouldn’t slow us down, yet it’s hard to make a cold drink (let alone drink it) on a frigid day. These 6 warm green smoothies are community-tested and approved. They are delicious, healthy ways to keep consuming plants throughout the winter season.
Seasonal Plants for Green Smoothies
Finding inexpensive produce during the winter can be challenging! We made sure these warm green smoothies were made with seasonal produce.
If it’s easy to find and cheap to buy, it will be easier to keep up the smoothie habit!
Seasonal produce not only tastes better, but plants are actually grown in a pattern that helps keep us healthy year-round.
We want these warm smoothies to taste their best, and using seasonal produce is definitely the key. Foods planted and grown in their proper season are actually known to be more nutrient-dense than produce grown out of season. Non-seasonal plants can also be grown with ripening agents, both chemical and non-chemical, just to keep them fresh. This article by the US National Library of Medicine talks more on the subject.
Here is a great list of winter produce that should be easy to find, not expensive, full of flavor, and ready to blend into a warm smoothie right now:
If these veggies leave you wanting a plant-powered meal instead of a warm smoothie, Check out our Blog for some great plant-powered recipes using these fresh ingredients. We’ve fallen in love with this Plant-Based Veggie Bowl (hemp sauce for the win!) and this Vegan Pumpkin Soup.
6 Warm smoothies to try this winter
Get ready to sip some delightful, warm green smoothies, and Rawk your smoothie game at a whole new level. Try these out, then level a comment below with your new fav:
#1 Warm Wassail Green Smoothie : This warming smoothie is a sweet, yet comforting blend of spices that will put anyone in a festive mood. Click here to blend yourself into happiness.
#2 Warm Apple Pie Green Smoothie : This dessert smoothie will satisfy any pie craving. Blend here.
#3 Spiced Butternut Pear Warm Smoothie : The cashew milk turns this warm smoothie into a creamy delight. Try it out here.
#4 Hazelnut Hot Chocolate Green Smoothie : Who doesn’t want a little decadence in their life?! Top this warm smoothie with some coconut cream (the canned kind) and a sprinkle of cacao for a cozy treat. Start the fireplace and get blending here.
#5 Warm Chai Tea Smoothie : This smoothie combines all the best parts of chai tea, with the health benefits of a green smoothie. Blend through the afternoon slump here.
#6 Mexican Hot Chocolate : A hot chocolate green smoothie?! This is not a drill… This smoothie is rich and creamy, with a little kick. Go for the perfect blend here.
We hope these warm smoothie recipes help you through the cold weather to come, and keep you healthy all winter long.
Ready to take control of your health and add a super simple habit to your lifestyle? Click here to check out our 7-day Green Smoothie Challenge.
By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 1.28.2020 | COMMENTS: 7