Our meals typically change with the seasons. During the summer months, fresh produce is abundant and we load up on cool, refreshing smoothies (sometimes even for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in my case. Smoothies are definitely a staple). Come winter though, fresh produce can be rare. As such, we cast aside our frosty friends for warm and comforting foods–like a hot bowl of oatmeal. Why? I know it’s colder and there is less fresh food, but poor smoothies shouldn’t be abandoned for half the year. Not to fear, a solution is here: warm smoothies.
Why You Should Try Warm Smoothies
Warm smoothies aren’t as bad as they sound. They’re great for a winter breakfast and are easier to digest than their cold counterpart. First, let’s be clear though. They’re not boiling hot like soup, but they’re not ice cold either. They’re simply room temperature. This is appealing on a January morning when you’re sick of porridge and just want some fruits and veggies ASAP. They’re also better for digestion. Cold beverages slow down the rate of digestion because they must be warmed before proper digestion can take place. Therefore, since warm or room temperature beverages require no extra attention, the digestive system can do its thing. In the name of breakfast variety and proper digestion, give warm smoothies a go!
2 Easy Warm Smoothie Recipes
Loaded with fibrous oats and antioxidant-rich cacao, this decadently nutritious warm smoothie is perfect for a cold Saturday morning. Plus, it’s another excuse to eat chocolate.
This is my personal favourite for two reasons. 1) Blueberries are my favourite fruit. 2) It’s loaded with healthy fats from the almonds and avocado, so I’m full straight ‘til lunch (a rarity. This is a major bonus.)
These are some of our favourite warm smoothie recipes, but there are tons out there. Technically, you can make any smoothie “warm”! Simply use room temperature ingredients, not frozen ones. What recipes can you come up with?