Warm Right Up With A… Smoothie?

Shot of a young woman making a healthy smoothie at home

Do you miss enjoying smoothies in the wintertime? We know we do! The idea of drinking something so cold when it’s already cold enough outside is unbearable. But what if it was warmer? A warm smoothie may sound crazy but stick with us. There are a couple of ways to make your normal smoothie recipe warmer than usual in both temperature and taste. We’ve also found an amazing recipe to share with you today, along with some tips on how to make smoothies more winter-friendly. Read on to see exactly what is in a warming smoothie.


We’ve found an amazing recipe that involves ten delicious ingredients. You’ll need a banana, a small carrot, zucchini, plain or vanilla protein powder, dairy-free milk, hemp seeds, minced fresh ginger, ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, and black pepper. You can also add spirulina if you’d like, but it’s optional. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and naturally sweetened, so it’s allergy-friendly!

Tips for Warmer Smoothies

There are a few reasons this smoothie recipe and others are more warming than your average smoothie. Here are some tips and explanations for this phenomenon:

  • Use cold or room temperature ingredients instead of frozen ones. This helps with the overall temperature of the smoothie.
  • Add warming spices such as clove, cayenne, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, and cinnamon to your smoothie. These spices can also help stimulate digestion.
  • Drink your smoothie in the afternoon if possible. This is because your digestive fire is strongest in the afternoon, not the morning.
  • Use dairy-free milk. Use milk such as macadamia or cashew milk because these are less cooling in your body.

Changing seasons shouldn’t have to mean changing your appetite. Simple, easy changes to both ingredients and techniques can help adapt beloved recipes to all seasons. We hope you enjoy this delicious, wintertime smoothie recipe.

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