Seven Warm Smoothie Recipes That’ll Carry You Through Winter

You don't have to give up your green smoothie when the temperatures drop.

It’s hard to beat smoothies in terms of easy, portable, nutrient-rich breakfasts. But a smoothie on a hot day in July is a very different thing than a smoothie on a 25-degree morning in February.

Enter the warm smoothie. (Before you turn up your nose, think more “healthy hot chocolate” and less “green smoothie left out too long.”) We found seven smoothie recipes that’ll keep you warm and well-fed until spring comes:

1. Warm Chai Tea Smoothie
via Simple Green Smoothies

You may not love the idea of warm spinach, but the naturally sweet fruits, creamy coconut milk, and trio of spices in this recipe will mask it well.

2. Hot Cinnamon Apple Smoothie
via Clean Cuisine and More

Think of this recipe like warm, liquified applesauce. All it takes is apples, raisins, cinnamon, and pecans, so it’s a budget-friendly option, too.

3. Hot Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie
via Running With Spoons

All hail healthy hot chocolate. To cut down on sugar, opt to use nut butter instead of chocolate chips. You could also add a banana for extra nutrients.

4. Cranberry and Apple Hot Smoothie
via Kitchen Sanctuary

Close your eyes and pretend you’re drinking apple crisp. Note: This recipe—as with most warm smoothies—will take a bit longer than your usual blend-it-and-run-out-the-door breakfast.

5. Warm Ginger Pear Smoothie
via Danette May

The classic flavor pairing of ginger and pear gets a cold-weather update in this warm smoothie. If you don’t have hemp seeds on hand, try substituting chia.

6. Oaty Mocha Hot Smoothie
via Kitchen Sanctuary

Kill two birds with one stone with this coffee-meets-breakfast smoothie. The small amount of dark chocolate in this recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth, too.

7. Gingerbread Breakfast Smoothie
via Running with Spoons

This one requires a little bit of advanced planning if you want optimal results, but throwing things in a blender the night before is a small price to pay for a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert.