One of the greatest ways to get your daily dose of nutrition is through smoothies. That’s why they’ve become one of the most popular breakfast alternatives in the last decade or so, but just because these drinks are often cold, doesn’t mean that they’re only suited for warmer months. These drinks are great year-round, and one way to enjoy them during colder months is to make them using wintertime fruits and vegetables.
Here are some delicious smoothies using winter fruits and veggies.
Cranberry Kale Smoothie
When you want a tasty power-packed punch of antioxidants, berries are a regular source. Kale is a high fiber food that is considered great for digestion and is full of essential minerals that the body needs to do its daily repairs.
- 1 kale leaf
- ½ cup of cranberries
- 1 cup of coconut water
- frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Place all of the items in a blender, and puree until smooth.
Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
Oatmeal cookies are a favorite treat in many households, especially around this time of year. Oatmeal is known for its ability to help with heart health because of its fiber content that helps the body to eliminate cholesterol from the blood. This smoothie is both massively heart healthy, and a yummy treat to indulge in.
- 1 cup of water
- ½ cup of your favorite milk (dairy or nondairy)
- 1 frozen sliced banana
- ¼ cup of rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon of raisins
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon
Add ingredients to a blender and blend well.
Berry Blast Smoothie
As mentioned above, berries are a great source of antioxidants, so why not dedicate an entire smoothie to berries?
- ½ cup of frozen blueberries
- ½ cup of frozen cranberries
- ½ cup of frozen blackberries
- ½ cup of almond milk
Dump everything into a blender with a blend until soft and smooth.
If you want to take this smoothie to the next level, you can try adding some chia seeds to boost the protein content.
Cheers to your winter health!