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4.5 from 10 votes

Warming Winter Smoothie

An Ayurvedic-inspired warming smoothie for the colder months. Veggies, fruit, and warming spices nourish the body without cooling it down. A delicious afternoon snack, workout recovery drink, or morning breakfast.

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 1 (smoothie)
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? Up to 24 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe banana (previously peeled, sliced, and frozen)
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced zucchini (or chopped raw or steamed then frozen cauliflower)
  • 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder (if using unsweetened / plain, add additional banana for sweetness)
  • 3/4 - 1 cup dairy-free milk (we prefer cashew)
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp peeled, minced fresh ginger*
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric* (or sub 4x the amount fresh turmeric)
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon*
  • 1 pinch black pepper* (increases bioavailability of turmeric)
  • 1 tsp spirulina (optional / or 1 handful spinach or kale // adds green color and more fiber)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender (starting with the lesser amount of dairy-free milk) and blend on high until creamy and smooth, adding more dairy-free milk (or water) as needed. Spirulina and/or greens are optional additions that help make the smoothie green and more nutritious.
  2. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more spices for warmth, ginger for spice/zing, or banana or protein powder for sweetness. 

  3. Serve and enjoy immediately. Garnish with additional hemp seeds or ground turmeric if desired (optional). Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 24 hours, though best when fresh. You can also freeze leftovers in an ice cube tray and add to future smoothies.

Notes

*In place of the fresh ginger, ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, and black pepper, you can sub 1 tsp of my Golden Milk Mix per smoothie.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 1)