3 Winter Smoothies

Even though it is cold outside, it does not mean you need to ditch your morning smoothie! Smoothies are a great way to pack in a ton of nutrition before 9 a.m. There are some tricks to winterize your daily smoothie. You could skip the ice and/or frozen fruit, blend the smoothie for 3 or 4 minutes to make it hot, or, my favorite, take advantage of what’s in season!

Here are 3 of my favorite winter smoothies that keep me going until lunch.

Pear and Ginger Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 pear, cored and chopped
½ banana
1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Pinch of sea salt
Optional: 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (natural or vanilla)

Instructions

Place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend on high until the mixture is smooth. Enjoy!

Grapefruit Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 medium red grapefruit
1 kiwi, peeled
½ banana
1 tablespoon chia seed
2-3 large romaine lettuce leaves
¼-½ cup water

Instructions

Pour water into a blender followed by the chia seed. Let the chia seed sit for at least 5 minutes. Place the rest of the ingredients into the blender, and blend on high until smooth. This is a great smoothie for mornings where you want something light and detoxifying.

Hot Apple Pie Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 sweet or tart apple, cored and chopped (peeled if you prefer)
¼ cup gluten free oats
1 tablespoon flaxseed
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Pinch of sea salt
Optional: 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (natural or vanilla)

Instructions

Place everything into a blender except for 1 tablespoon of walnuts. Blend on high for 3 or 4 minutes until warm. Garnish with remaining walnuts and a dash of cinnamon.

By | 2016-08-08T22:21:14+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on 3 Winter Smoothies