5 Simple, Delicious Smoothies for Fall and Winter

We totally want to switch to steaming bowls of oatmeal in the a.m. when the weather changes, too. But cold-weather smoothies do exist—and they’re worth adding to your fall and winter breakfast repertoire (and using for post-workout recovery).

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Sure, they’ll still be cold in temperature, but you can replace summery and tropical flavors from ingredients like mango, strawberries, and pineapple with warming flavors. Think apple, squash, and spices like cinnamon and chili powder.

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These smoothies are also a little heartier, since your body just craves slightly heavier foods when it’s wearing a sweater (right?).

Happy blending!

5 Cold-Weather Smoothies You’ll Love

1. Butternut Squash Smoothie

Bet you never thought about sipping on the popular, antioxidant-rich squash. Well, it totally works, especially with vanilla protein and cinnamon.

2. Apple Spice Smoothie

Imagine apple pie was actually really good for your health and you could drink it. You’re welcome.

cold-weather smoothies

3. Hot Chocolate Smoothie

Spicy hot chocolate is a must-have on days that make you shiver, and you can savor the same flavors via your Vitamix.

4. Broccoli Rabe Almond Butter Smoothie

Hearty greens paired with hearty grains paired with thick, creamy nut butter and dates.

5. Raspberry Oat Smoothie

Okay, raspberries are a little summery, we admit it. But when mixed with filling oats and chocolatey goodness, you get a heartier feel.


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