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7 Cold-Weather Smoothie Recipes Perfect for Winter

These smoothies are packed with immunity-boosting ingredients.

Think you have to abandon those beloved juices and smoothies now that we’re out of the summer months? Think again. The key is to embrace the seasonal produce in your area, as well as frozen fruit and vegetable varieties. We’re committed to keeping our favorite chilled blends alive and well even in the colder months. So we asked nutrition health coach Michelle Cady and former MasterChef contestant Heather Dombrosky for their go-to winter smoothie recipes.

Immunity Lemonade

“After your next sweaty morning workout or if you’re craving relief from the indoor winter heating, blend up this refreshing sugar-free lemonade to boost your winter immunity with the healing power of lemons,” says Cady.

1/4 cup pure lemon juice
1 packet Stevia
1 cup water
3 ice cubes
Optional: sprinkle of cayenne

Directions: Add ingredients to a blender and mix to your desired consistency.

Green “Ice Cream” Smoothie

“This is my go-to all year round,” says Cady. “I recommend adding warming spices like cinnamon or pumpkin spice during the winter months to help your digestion.”

1/4 frozen ripe banana
1 cup almond milk
Big handful of greens, such as spinach
1/2 unpeeled zucchini
1 scoop vegan chocolate or vanilla protein powder
Pinches of sea salt and Stevia
Sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin spice

Directions: Add ingredients to a blender and mix to your desired consistency.

Chocolate “Mousse” Bowl

“Here’s a fiber powerhouse for whenever you need to reset. Bonus: It tastes like dessert!” says Cady.

1/4 or1/2 avocado (7 grams fiber)
Splash of almond milk
Handful of spinach
1/2 unpeeled zucchini
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 packet Stevia
Pinch of sea salt
1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder
Top with 1/2 cup raspberries (4 grams fiber)

Directions: Add ingredients to a blender and mix to your desired consistency.

Electrolyte Cocktail

“If you’re hungover, skip the Gatorade, and try this electrolyte blend of salt, magnesium, and potassium to restore your electrolytes and minerals the natural way,” says Cady.

1 generous cup water
1 tablespoon Natural Calm magnesium powder
1/4 frozen banana (potassium) or frozen fruit
A few pinches of sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
1/8 cup pure lemon juice
Optional: 1/2 peeled cucumber

Directions: Add ingredients to a blender and mix to your desired consistency.

Go-To Breakfast Smoothie

“Talk about a true meal in a smoothie,” says Dombrosky. “It keeps me energized and my appetite down without giving me carb overload.”

1 1/2 cups hazelnut milk
1 1/2 frozen bananas
1/4 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
1 tablespoon unsalted peanut butter
1 medium bunch raw spinach leaves
2 teaspoons collagen powder
1 teaspoon spirulina powder

Directions: Add ingredients to a blender and mix to your desired consistency.

Tropical Turmeric Blend

“Wheatgrass is a superfood with tons of vitamin C and removes toxins, while ginger contains gingerol, which can lower the risk of infection,” says Dombrosky. Turmeric may help to decrease anxiety and depression, which unfortunately comes with the territory during the dark winter months.”

1 1/2 cups coconut water
1 1/2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 small bunch wheatgrass
1/4 cup peeled cucumber
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 small piece peeled ginger

Directions: Add ingredients to a blender and mix to your desired consistency.

Cold Weather Cure

“Think of it as a smoothie shield, protecting you from the ugly wrath of the sniffle war,” says Dombrosky. “I absolutely love to go apple picking in the fall and apples provide great fiber and vitamin C. While everyone is sneezing and coughing, it’s important to keep immunity up, too. So, I load up on vitamin C with blueberries and carrots during the winter months.”

1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 whole apple, chopped (frozen preferred)
1/2 cup blueberries
1 small bunch kale or spinach
2 teaspoons collagen powder
2 small peeled carrots
1 teaspoon wheat germ

Directions: Add ingredients to a blender and mix to your desired consistency.

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