20 Smoothie Recipes For Winter

Keep the cold at bay with these winter smoothie recipes!

Smoothies offer a perfect blend of convenience, easy, good health and great taste. Often thought of as a “summer” drink, full of fruits and vibrant greens, several immunity boosting smoothies are actually perfect for winter. Health is something you need to maintain throughout the year, especially when colds and flu are going around. So, fill your glass with a winter smoothie.

I like a warm drink in the winter when the snow is falling outside!  I was so happy when I found these amazing smoothie recipes which are organic and tasty, making me think about the holiday season every time I take a sip. What’s more, some of them are served hot!

These tasty smoothie recipes for winter are great when the weather starts to get cold. Combine all the rich flavors you would expect at the most wonderful time of the year and drink away.

It’s warm winter smoothie time!

 

Oats and Chocolate Hot Smoothie

This was the first hot smoothie I ever tried, courtesy of Kitchen Sanctuary, and still one of my favorites during winter. Oats are great for your digestive system, help to stave off cancer while chocolate fights off stress and protects against things like Alzheimer’s disease. Better still, it all tastes amazing.

Oats and Chocolate Smoothie

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Recipe and photo from Kitchen Sanctuary

 

Ingredients:

  • 15g/0.5oz dark chocolate, chopped (check the brand for gluten free if required)
  • 200ml/6.75floz almond milk 20g/0.7ozrolled oats (check the brand for gluten free if required)
  • rolled oats (check the brand for gluten free if required)
  • ½ a ripe, medium sized banana
  • 6 almonds
  • 5g/0.2oz chia seeds
  • 20ml/0.7floz cold water

For full recipe, visit Kitchen Sanctuary.

 

Autumn Chai Smoothie

I found this one on Bella and Bhakti, which you should check out for some great recipe ideas. It has a strong taste of cinnamon, which always makes me think of holidays when I was a kid. The ginger gives it a punch which is great if you have a blocked nose. It’s also anti-microbial, so a real germ buster!

Autumn Smoothie

Thick and creamy! Recipe and photo from Bella and Bhakti

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups of nut milk (almond or cashew works best)
  • 1 teaspoon of tahini
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/ 2 a teaspoon of cardamon
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of powdered ginger
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of fresh ginger
  • A dash of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut nectar (optional if you like it sweeter!)

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  2. Taste to see if you need to add any additional spices or sweetener.
  3. Pour into a glass and scatter with coconut and cinnamon.

 

Warm Ginger Pear Smoothie

This ginger pear smoothie has a real festive zing to it and comes from the excellent blog Lynsey Loves Food. What’s more, it’s served hot, so will warm you up on those cold winter days. This one doesn’t require many ingredients and is extra creamy. It takes no time at all. The kind of smoothie I love. Short, sweet and simple.

Ginger Pear Smoothie

Spicy and Fresh Smoothie! Recipe and photo from lynseylovesfood.com

 

Ingredients

  • 2 pears, chopped1 thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled
  • 3 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. If you have a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix, blend on high for 3-4 minutes until mixture is hot. If you have a regular blender, blend on high until mixture is smoothie.
  3. Transfer to a small pot and heat gently over medium-low heat until smoothie reaches desired temperature.

 

Fresh Cranberry and Orange Smoothie

Cranberry makes me think of Christmas dinner, and orange always reminds me of mulled wine, so this smoothie is a real festive treat. Orange is packed with vitamin C and cranberry is a superfood which will boost your digestive system. Head over to Real Simple for more recipes like this.

Fresh Cranberry Smoothie

Recipe and photo from realsimple.com

Ingredients:

  • 1cup almond milk
  • 1/2cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2/3cup frozen cranberries
  • 2 oranges, peeled, segmented, and seeded
  • 2tablespoons maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Combine the almond milk, yogurt, cranberries, oranges and maple syrup in the blender.
  2. Just enjoy!

 

Meyer Lemon, Ginger, and Buttermilk Smoothie

This one is fantastically thick, but keeps its crispness due a lemon flavor and ginger. Using greek yogurt this is a perfect breakfast for those who like to start their day with a smoothie! Please do check out Real Simple for their fabulous simple recipes.

Lemon and Ginger Smoothie

Start your day with zest! Recipe and photo from realsimple.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 Meyer lemons, peeled and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon zest1-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Directions:

  1. Combine the buttermilk, yogurt, lemons, lemon zest, ginger, and agave syrup in a blender.Add ice.
  2. Add ice.

 

Pumpkin, Cashew, and Cinnamon Smoothie

Nuts are a brilliant way to give a smoothie important nutrients, and an earthy flavor as well. This recipe from Real Simple is a great example of that. It also has an autumn taste in there due to the pumpkin. Perfect for between Halloween and the holidays.

Pumpkin, Cashew, and Cinnamon Smoothie

Go nuts! Recipe and Photo from realsimple.com

 

Ingredients:

  • 1cup cashew milk
  • 1/2cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2/3cup pumpkin puree
  • 1pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1cup crushed ice

Directions:

  1. Combine the cashew milk, yogurt, banana, pumpkin puree, cinnamon in a blender.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Blend and enjoy!

 

Pomegranate, Pink Grapefruit, and Beet Smoothie

Another Real Simple classic smoothie, and it has some bittersweet flavors in there from grapefruits and pomegranate, balanced perfectly with some honey, which helps to fight bacteria as well. Tasty and healthy!

Pomegranate, Pink Grapefruit, and Beet Smoothie

Sweet and bitter. Recipe and Photo from realsimple.com

Ingredients:

  • 1cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 small cooked beets
  • 2 small/medium pink grapefruits, peeled, seeded and sectioned
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Directions:

  1. Add all the ingredients together and blend. Simple!

 

Tangerine, Carrot, and Turmeric Smoothie

Carrots are usually found in green smoothies due to their high vitamin content, but they’re combined with an unusual ingredient – turmeric – to create a spicy, earthy taste. With some added agave syrup this one is a winner in winter! Thanks to Real Simple again for this one.

Tangerine, Carrot, and Turmeric Smoothie

Earthy spice. Recipe from realsimple.com

Ingredients:

  • 1cup almond milk
  • 1/2cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tangerines, peeled and seeded
  • 2 small/medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1cup crushed ice

Directions:

  1. Blend and drink. Sound familiar?

 

Pear, Oat, and Maple Smoothie

This mix of oats, fruit and maple syrup is made all the more festive with a sprinkling of cinnamon. It’s also the last on our list from Real Simple, so be sure to go over there and thank them.

Pear, Oat, and Maple Smoothie

A dash of Winter from Canada. Recipe from realsimple.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla oat milk
  • 1cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 ripe pears, cored and sliced
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Directions:

  1. Boil ingredients for 15 hours.
  2. Just kidding! Blend everything together for a seasonal favorite.

 

Winter Smoothie

In winter, you need something filled with fruit to boost your system. With pineapple juice, orange and a dash of cinnamon, this winter smoothie will keep you filled with energy even on the coldest of days. Thanks to Martha Stewart for this one.

Winter smoothie from Martha Stewart

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Recipe and photo from marthastewart.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice,
  • [OPTIONAL] Orange sections for garnish
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 banana, peeled and halved
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill one ice-cube tray with pineapple juice and another tray with orange juice.
  2. Place in the freezer until frozen for several hours or overnight.
  3. Place yogurt, banana, honey, and cinnamon in a blender, and process until smooth.
  4. Transfer to a bowl, and set aside.
  5. Rinse blender, and fill with pineapple ice cubes and remaining pineapple juice.
  6. Process until smooth.
  7. Divide among four glasses and top with reserved yogurt mixture.
  8. 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.
  9. Garnish each glass with additional cinnamon and an orange section, if desired. Serve immediately.

 

Apple Pie Smoothie

This is a thick sweet smoothie filled with apples, nutmeg and cinnamon. It’s even better with some cloves, especially if you feel a cold coming on. Say thanks to My San Francisco Kitchen for this unusual but yummy drink.

apple-pie-smoothie

It’s tasty, trust me. Recipe and photo from mysanfranciscokitchen.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 gala apple, peeled and cored
  • ½ cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • [OPTIONAL] Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Chop the apple into 1 inch cubes
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until well blended.
  3. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon for an extra sweet treat!

 

Immunity-Boosting Smoothie

If you think your system needs a boost, or you want to fight off a cold or flu, this smoothie from Best Health Mag will help you keep those colds at bay. It’s packed full of berries and apples which will turbo charge your immune system in the winter.

Immunity Boosting Winter smoothie

Don’t let a cold stop you! Recipe and photo from besthealthmag.ca

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 4-5 large strawberries, hulled
  • 1 small apple, cored
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries1 1/4 cups water, to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups water, to taste

Directions:

  1. Blend. Drink. Repeat. Be healthy.

 

Post-Workout Smoothie

This smoothie has been designed by Best Health Magazine to give you the protein needed to build muscle and recover from exercise. The whey protein will help with this, while the peanut butter and banana will give you energy. Perfect for to help you recover from those cold winter workouts!

Post workout smoothie

Recover fast with this smoothie. Recipe from besthealthmag.ca

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • 3 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 cups skimmed or almond milk
  • 1/4sp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. You know what to do. Chuck it a blender and you’ll have a special drink for after a workout.

 

Strawberry and Spinach Energy Smoothie

Developed by Pureella, this smoothie is brimming with energy, something which you can be in short supply of during the winter months. Natural Vitality delivers all the plant based minerals you need to ensure that your body is working as well as it should.

Pure-Ella-Natural-Vitality-Energy-28-Minerals-Smoothie5

Green and red for an eye-catching smoothie. Recipe and photo from pureella.com.

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)
  • handful of organic baby spinach (use as much as you like, about 1/2 cup or 10 baby leaves is a good portion)
  • 1 tablespoon Energy 28 by Natural Vitality
  • 1/2 tablespoon Plant-Sourced Minerals by Natural Vitality
  • 1 cup coconut water[Optional] 2 tablespoon organic agave nectar or a pinch of Stevia
  • [Optional] 2 tablespoon organic agave nectar or a pinch of Stevia

Directions:

  1. Refrigerate all ingredients (including the supplements as they need to be stored in the refrigerator anyway after opening).
  2. Wash and remove stems from the strawberries and place everything in a blender.
  3. Blend for a few minutes until all is pureed.
  4. Sweeten if desired and pour into a glass. Enjoy immediately!

 

Peanut Butter Cookie Smoothie

A seasonal treat of a smoothy from Prevention. Filled with yummy chia seeds and frozen banana, this is a great way to start your day, especially during those dark winter months.

Peanut butter cookie smoothie

Mmmm, peanut butter… Recipe and photo from prevention.com

Ingredients:

  • ½ a cup 2% organic milk
  • ½ a cup of water
  • 1 small banana, sliced and frozen
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • A good pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Blend, drink, rinse and repeat. Getting the hang of this?

 

Mint Chocolate Green Smoothie

I love mint chocolate, and with this smoothie from Food Faith Fitness, you can enjoy it too! My family always give me a nice box of mint chocolates during the holidays, so this really makes me think of all those happy years I’ve spent with them every winter.

Mint Green Smoothie

The perfect addition to chocolate! Recipe and photo from foodfaithfitness.com

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Avocado, Mashed
  • 1/4 Cup 2% Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Agave
  • 1/4 tsp Peppermint extract
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 Cup Kale, firmly packed
  • 1/2 Cup ice
  • 1 Tbsp Mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients apart from the chocolate chips and blend until smooth.
  2. Add chocolate chips and blend again until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

Kumquat Mango Smoothie

I love this smoothie. It has the comforting flavors of the holiday season like vanilla, creamy almond milk and honey; but it also has a fruity hint of summer in the form of kumquat. A great recipe by Snixy Kitchen.

KumquatMangoSmoothie

Juicy flavors of summer… in winter! Recipe and photo from snixykitchen.com

For  full recipe, visit snixykitchen.com and give their Kumquat Mango Smoothie Recipe a try!

Warm Apple Pie Smoothie

This apple pie recipe is a little different. First, it’s served warm, and second it has a good helping of honey or maple syrup. What’s great is this doubles as a workout smoothie with a scoop of whey. Try it out, and don’t forget to thank The Iron You for this strength boosting drink which is perfect during winter.

Warm Apple Pie Smoothie

Warm Yourself by the Fire. Recipe and photo from theironyou.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, cored and cut into chunks (peeled if you don’t have a high-powered blender)
  • ½ cup / 120 ml water (for a creamier smoothie you can use yogurt)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or raw organic honey)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg A pinch of allspice[Optional] 1 scoop protein powder
  • [Optional] 1 scoop protein powder

Directions:

  1. Combine apple, water, vanilla, maple syrup and spices in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a mug and microwave on high for about 2 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. [OPTIONAL] Top off with some whipped cream if you’re feeling indulgent!

 

Warming Raw Vegan Chocolate Winter Smoothie

I’ve left one of the best until last. It’s also a little more difficult to make, but it is worth it. This drink  warms you up no matter how cold it is. Big thanks to Organic Authority for this one I’ll be drinking throughout winter.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Smoothie

Wrap up warm with this smoothie . Recipe and photo from organicauthority.com

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups non-dairy milk, water or tea (can be warm)
  • 1 banana (raw or frozen)
  • Handful of raw nuts
  • 3 tablespoons raw chocolate powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon each: dried ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom pinch sea salt and cayenne pepper

Directions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients.
  2. Be careful if you’re blending this one warm. The mixture will expand and can blow the top off of your blender. Start off with a low blend setting just to be on the safe side.

Enjoy Every Season

We hope you enjoy the smoothies listed above, and be sure to visit the various bloggers who created them. Tell them we said hi!

Every season is to be enjoyed, so go on, treat yourself to a yummy smoothie over the winter and face the cold weather with a warm and happy smile.

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