Surprisingly Warming Smoothie

Athletic woman slicing fruit while preparing smoothie in the kitchen.

There are some dishes that seem perfect for certain seasons. It just makes sense to drink a smoothie in the summer, after all. But if you absolutely love smoothies, you shouldn’t feel like you have to give up on them when the weather gets colder. Did you know you could make a smoothie that actually has some warming properties and will be delicious any time of the year? It’s true. Let’s take a look at how you can make this recipe for yourself.

Ingredients

Take a look at what you’ll need to throw together this smoothie recipe.

  • 1/2 ripe banana (previously peeled, sliced, and frozen)
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder
  • 3/4 to 1 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon peeled, minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina

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Directions

You know how to make a smoothie, don’t you? Just take all of your ingredients and throw them into a blender together. Put it on high and wait until you notice that the liquid inside is nice and smooth without any chunks.

The spirulina in this recipe is optional, but it does give the smoothie a pretty green flavor. If you wanted to up the health factor, you could also add in fresh greens, like kale, that would have a similar effect.

Of course, feel free to substitute, add, or remove anything from the ingredient list to customize this smoothie to your liking. After all, it should be about what tastes best to you.

Try this smoothie once, and you’ll keep coming back to it again and again all winter long … and maybe even during the summer, too!