5 Warm Winter Smoothie Recipes to Heat Up Chilly Mornings

If the idea of an ice-cold smoothie on a chilly morning sounds miserable to you, you're not alone. Passing up on holding a freezing cup when your hands are already icicles could mean you've been skipping out on your usual blend. But thanks to a new, healthy food trend hitting the internet, you don't need to wait until spring to enjoy your nutrient-packed smoothie.

Ice-free smoothies made with room-temp or warm ingredients make for great winter smoothies, and the hot liquid takes them into a whole new realm of nourishing comfort food. Bonus: No worrying about a slushy melty mess because you took too long to take the perfect picture.

Chocolate Banana and Oatmeal Warm Winter Smoothie Recipe

This warm winter smoothie is a delicious way to start your morning strong with a good balance of protein and complex carbs. Research shows that the tryptophan and vitamin B6 in bananas and oats can help support efficient production of the mood-regulating neurotransmitter serotonin, which will keep you on track for a great day despite the dreary weather.

Oats and Chocolate Hot Winter Smoothie

It only takes six simple ingredients to whip up this Oats and Chocolate Hot Smoothie from Kitchen Sanctuary. Doing the dairy-free thing? Seek out vegan dark chocolate and this winter smoothie is 100 percent vegan.

Warm Apple Pie Smoothie

This Warm Apple Pie Smoothie from The Iron You has all the taste of an old-fashioned, homemade apple pie-minus the hassle of baking. Plus, since this winter smoothie has just 124 calories per serving, we say, why not make it a double?

Wintry Warm Banana Smoothie

As mentioned, the tryptophan and vitamin B6 in bananas helps to boost your body's production of serotonin. That fruit, plus dates and walnuts, help Clean Cuisine's Wintry Warm Banana Smoothie taste similar to fresh-from-the-oven banana bread.

Apple Cider Smoothie

Craving a healthy way to detox (that doesn't gulping down an apple cider vinegar concoction)? This Apple Cider Smoothie from Jesse Lane Wellness packs a ton of fibre, iron, and antioxidants-thanks to ingredients like fresh apples and spinach.