Warm smoothies, the best thing for winter mornings
Are you a fan of delicious, vitamin-packed smoothies during the summer days, but can’t quite resist a warm cup of cocoa on cold winter mornings? We’ve got exactly what you need to make your mornings perfect: warm smoothies spoil you with their cosy warmth while providing your body with all the vitamins and minerals it needs for a great start of the day. Are you ready to combine the best of both worlds?
First of all: Safety tip
Warm smoothies are great, but since hot liquids can be dangerous, make sure to never pour boiling milk or water into your blender or smoothie maker, as the steam creates pressure that can cause the lid to blast off. If you truly want to use boiling hot ingredients, add them in the end, or use only warm liquids instead. That’s it!
Delicious peanut butter, cocoa and banana smoothie
- 1 cup milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
Heat up the milk in a saucepan. Add all the other ingredients to a blender or smoothie maker, and carefully pour in warm milk. Cover and blend on low speed for the first couple of seconds, then increase the speed to high and blend the smoothie until it’s done.
Yummy apple, almond and cinnamon smoothie
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
Warm up the almond milk, and then whisk in the cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla extract and nutmeg. Pour the almond milk into a smoothie maker or blender, and then add almond butter, applesauce and ground flaxseed. Blend on slow speed for the first couple of seconds and then on high until the smoothie is well blended.
Aromatic pumpkin & spice smoothie
1/4 cup oat meal
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup pumpkin
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 cup of warm milk
Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves
First combine the oat meal and water, and then cook it for a while, but not all the way. Move the oat meal into a blender or smoothie maker, add pumpkin, spices, ground flaxseed and milk. First blend on low speed for a few seconds and then high until the smoothie is well blended. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add some extra milk, and if you’d like it to be sweeter, add a drizzle of maple syrup.
Seductive apple and spinach smoothie
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 cups water
- 3 green apples
- 2 handfuls baby spinach
- A piece of fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
First juice 1/2 of a lemon and pour the juice into a blender or smoothie maker, and then add the water, roughly diced apples, spinach, peeled ginger and cinnamon, and blend until very smooth. Once the smoothie is done, pour it into a saucepan and heat it up on the stove.
Rich chocolate and oats smoothie
- 15g chopped dark chocolate
- 200ml almond milk
- 20g oats
- ½ ripe banana
- 6 almonds
- 5g chia seeds
- 20ml cold water
Mix the dark chocolate and almond milk in a saucepan and simmer until the chocolate has melted. Pour half of the mixture into a blender or a smoothie maker, and add the oats, banana, almonds, chia seeds and water. Blend on high for a minute until the oats and chia seeds have been completely blended. Pour the smoothie in a cup and stir in the rest of the chocolate milk.
Super-healthy orange, carrot and ginger smoothie
- Juice of 1 large orange
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 large carrot, washed and roughly chopped
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 200ml water, just boiled
- 50ml cold water
Mix together orange juice, ginger, chopped carrot, lemon juice, honey, 50ml of cold water and a splash of the hot water in your smoothie maker or blender. Blend until everything is nice and smooth, then pour into a cup and stir in the rest of the hot water.
Decadent white chocolate and coconut smoothie
- 2 large chunks white chocolate
- 2 ½ cups fresh coconut milk
- 6 tablespoons oats
- 1 ripe banana
- 20 cashew nuts
- 2 tablespoons toasted coconut flakes
Mix white chocolate and 2 cups of coconut milk in a saucepan and simmer until the chocolate has melted. Place it aside, then place the oats, banana, cashew nuts, 1 tablespoon of toasted coconut and 1/2 cup of cold coconut milk into your smoothie maker or blender. Blend on high for a minute until the oats have been completely blended, then divide the blended mixture between two cups, stir in the hot milk/chocolate mix and top with the remaining toasted coconut.