Healthy Smoothie Recipes For Winter

Give your immune system a boost and stay healthy during the cold winter by enjoying one of these vitamin- and antioxidant-packed smoothies. They all look great and they are tasty and healthy at the same time.

Winter Smoothie

This healthy citrus smoothie is a satisfying alternative to a heavy breakfast. It’s simple to make: Alternate layers or orange and pineapple slush, and mix yogurt and sliced bananas.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, plus orange sections for garnish (optional)
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 banana, peeled and halved
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish

Directions

  1. Fill one ice-cube tray with pineapple juice and another tray with orange juice. Place in the freezer until frozen, several hours or overnight. Place yogurt, banana, honey, and cinnamon in the jar of a blender, and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, and set aside. Rinse blender, and fill with pineapple ice cubes and remaining pineapple juice. Process until smooth.
  2. Divide among four glasses, top with reserved yogurt mixture, and place in the freezer. Meanwhile, process the orange-juice cubes with the remaining orange juice. Remove filled glasses from freezer, and top with orange-juice slush. Garnish each glass with additional cinnamon and an orange section, if desired. Serve immediately.

Immunity-Boosting Smoothie

Drinking this antioxidant-packed smoothie is the most delicious way to boost your immunity.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 4 – 5 large strawberries hulled
  • 1 small apple cored
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/4 cups water to taste

Instructions

Blitz ingredients in a blender or food processor, or with a hand blender, until smooth.

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie

This smoothie is packed full of anti-inflammatory foods and perfectly spiced for cooler Fall weather.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup homemade walnut milk*
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries (organic if possible)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • handful of ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Strawberry + Spinach Energy Smoothie

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup organic strawberries
  • handful of organic baby spinach (use as much as you like, about 1/2 cup or 10 baby leaves is a good portion)
  • 1-2 cup coconut water or filtered water
  • 2 tablespoon honey or agave nectar or a pinch of Stevia

Directions :

Wash and remove stems from the strawberries. Place all the ingredients into a blender. Blend for a few seconds until all is pureed, sweeten as desired and pour into a glass and enjoy.

Beet-n-Berry Smoothie

ingredients :

  • 1 medium beet, raw, steamed or roasted*
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • ½ cup fresh orange, sectioned
  • 1 cup of almond milk

Directions :

-If using raw beet, carefully peel the beet and cut into squares.
-Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Enjoy!

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Pear-Almond Power Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Very Ripe Frozen Banana (medium to large in size), broken into chunks
  • 1/2 Ripe Pear
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Almond Butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch Salt (omit if using salted almond butter)
  • Pure Stevia Extract or Maple Syrup, to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the banana, pear, almond milk, almond butter, cinnamon, and salt in your blender and puree until smooth.
  • Taste test, and blend in sweetener to taste, if desired.
  • Pour in a glass and sprinkle with additional cinnamon if you want it to be pretty.

Post-Workout Smoothie

The right post-exercise food choices can make all the difference between getting stronger and getting tired. This smoothie packs the protein your body needs to recover.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (1 oz/28 g)
  • 3 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 cups skim or almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Blitz ingredients in a blender or food processor, or with a hand blender, until smooth.

Orange Spice Zinger

Ingredients

  • 1 orange, peeled & separated
  • 1/2 cup of natural 100% orange juice (freshly squeezed or store bought)
  • 1/4 cup of cold purified water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 12 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Wash and prepare orange and banana.
  • Put all ingredients in the blender.
  • Using the ice crush mode, break down the ice cubes.
  • Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, until smooth.
  • Enjoy!

Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk, plus a bit more if necessary
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • frozen banana 1
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • pinch nutmeg
  • Ice, if desired

Instructions

  1. Soak the oats, almond milk, and chia seeds for at least an hour or overnight. This helps them digest better and it also gives the smoothie a smoother texture.
  2. Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired.

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Healthy Smoothie Recipes For Winter