Ailments kicking about in your system this winter? There’s a smoothie that can help you with that. I love smoothies. As well as satisfying my sweet tooth, they give me a real energy boost if I’m feeling particularly run down. Here are my favourites that are seeing me through the January blues.
Let’s start off with something totally different – this smoothie is not a smoothie as you know it (it’s warm and comes in a bowl), but that doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious! It also contains two servings of vegetables and some sensational spices to give it that kick you need to get you through the colder days.
This winter smoothie mixes it up – in the best possible way! The fibre, healthy fats and warming spices keep you going in the coldest of temperatures. The coconut milk and coconut oil both contain lauric acid, which helps to boost the immune system. I find this a great one for fending off any nasty winter bugs – I pop its ingredients in the blender as soon as the cold/flu feeling hits and it usually does the trick.
When it comes to winter comfort food, can anything really beat apple pie? Well, I’ve certainly been giving it a try with this smoothie! It’s a bit of a twist on the classic dessert, with added cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract (all of which contribute to physical wellness). I often add an extra dash of ginger for a bit more of a kick to the immune system.
Nuts are a great source of protein, something you need a great deal of during the colder winter months. Add some oats and vanilla protein powder to the mix and you’ll be raring to go – plus, it’s absolutely delicious!
If carrot cake is your favourite, you can’t really go wrong with this fabulous smoothie. I’m loving smoothies that taste like desserts at the moment (great if you’re on a health kick and avoiding puddings!), and this one is perfect for beating the January blues as it’s packed full of goodness. To lighten the calories, you can opt to use coconut water instead of non-dairy milk.