The battle to stay healthy is on this winter and those icy health smoothies are looking dimmer compared to that steamy hot chocolate. But if you are keen to push through with a balanced diet, we have scouted the web for some delicious warm smoothie recipe ideas that are perfect for winter.
Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothie
*Recipe sourced from Running With Spoons
- Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of your blender and give them a stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Let them sit for ~10 minutes until the oats begin to plump up and the chia seeds start to gel.*
- When ready to eat, blend on high until everything breaks down fully and a smooth and creamy consistency is reached.
- Transfer the smoothie to a small saucepan set over medium heat and bring it to a simmer or boil, depending on how hot you want it. If the smoothie becomes too thick during cooking, add an extra splash of almond milk until your desired consistency is reached.
- When it’s just how you like it, transfer the smoothie to a heat-safe glass or bowl, garnish it with toppings of choice, and enjoy!
SOOTHING WARM GINGER PEAR SMOOTHIE
*Recipe sourced from Danette May.
- Place all ingredients into a blender.
- 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 a smoothie.
- Transfer to a small pot and heat gently over medium-low heat until smoothie reaches the desired temperature.
Warm Gingerbread Breakfast Smoothie
Recipe sourced from Running With Spoons
- The night before, add all ingredients to the bowl of your blender and give it a stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. This step isn’t absolutely necessary, but allowing the oats to soak for a few hours will make them easier to blend and give you a smoother, creamier smoothie.***
- When ready to eat, blend on high until oats are fully broken down and a smooth and creamy consistency is reached.
- Transfer the smoothie to a small saucepan set over medium heat and bring to a simmer or boil, depending on how hot you want it. If the smoothie is too thick, add an extra splash of almond milk until desired consistency is reached.
- When your smoothie reaches your preferred temperature, transfer it to a heat-safe glass, garnish with toppings of choice, and enjoy!
HOT SPICED APPLE CIDER
*Recipe sourced from Catching Seeds
- 4 cups apple cider
- 1 apple, cut into slices
- 1 orange, cut into slices
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 slices fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon whole allspice
Add all the ingredients into a large pot. Bring to a simmer, and cover. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve.
WHITE CHOCOLATE COCONUT CASHEW HOT SMOOTHIE
*Recipe sourced from Craftberry Bush.
- 2 large or 4 small chunks of White Chocolate
- 2 + ½ cups fresh Coconut milk (the refrigerated kind opposed to canned coconut milk)
- 6 tbsp Oats
- 1 ripe Banana (the riper the better)
- 2 tsp Maca powder (optional)
- 20 Cashew nuts
- 2 tbsp Toasted coconut (simple place unsweetened coconut flakes in a hot oven for 1 minute to brown – but be careful, they burn quickly)
- – Add the white chocolate to a jug, and pour in 2 cups of the coconut milk. Microwave until the mixture is hot and the chocolate has melted (you can do this in a pan if you prefer).
- Place the oats, banana, maca powder, cashew nuts, 1 tbsp of the toasted coconut, and the 1/2 cup of cold coconut milk into your smoothie maker or blender (don’t add any hot liquid to your smoothie maker or blender).
- Blend on high for a minute until the oats and have been completely incorporated (add an extra splash of cold coconut milk or water if it’s looking too thick to blend properly).
- Divide the blended oat mixture between two cups and stir in the hot milk/chocolate mix. Top with the remaining toasted coconut and serve.
HOT GREEN SMOOTHIE
*Recipe sourced from Kitchen Sanctuary
- Place your kale, apple and dates in your smoothie maker. Add a splash of cold water and splash of the green tea (see warning above about hot liquids and smoothie makers).
- Blend on high for a minute or two until the dates and kale have been completely incorporated.
- Pour your smoothie into a cup and mix in the remaining green tea.