Think that smoothies are only for warm summer days? Think again. I love making smoothies because I can make exactly what I feel like, but when winter came around I had to get creative in the cold. Give your immune system the boost it needs by jam-packing your smoothie with vitamins and antioxidants. Here are some tried and tested healthy, hearty smoothies that I’ve made so far this winter – mix and match to see what suits you.

1. Healthy Banana Bread Smoothie:
A smoothie that tastes like warm banana bread? Yes please! It also only takes a few minutes to make. You’ll need

  • one frozen banana
  • ¼ cup of rolled oats.
  • ¼ teaspoons of cinnamon.
  • 1 cup of milk and ½ cups of vanilla greek yogurt.

Simply add all of these ingredients into your blender, let it blend for a couple of minutes and then you’ll have your banana bread smoothies. Here is the full recipe.

2. Cinnamon Chestnut Oat Smoothie:

This Cinnamon Chestnut Oat smoothie is probably my favourite one at the moment. You’ll need a few more ingredients than the previous smoothie. Instead of using chestnut I use local walnuts or even pecan nuts which work just as well. It’s very filling and satisfying.

  • 1 ounces of yogurt.
  • ¼ soaked walnuts
  • ¼ cup of oats
  • ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup of almond milk or regular milk

Again add all the ingredients in the blender and let blend a bit longer (there’s more stuff to blend)  and then pour into a glass. Enjoy ! Original recipe with chestnuts  here.

3. Anti- inflammatory Blueberry smoothie

This smoothie doesn’t seem like the warmest of smoothies for winter, but with its cinnamon spice and molasses it’s the perfect hearty winter smoothie. It’s filled with anti-inflammatory properties because of the blueberries and walnuts. What also makes it really special is that you can make the walnut milk yourself. All you need to make this healthy smoothie is:

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds
  • 1 tablespoon of molasses
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of walnut milk ( here is the recipe to make the walnut milk)

Happy blending!

By Anna Stegmann