4 Warm Smoothies for Cold Winter Days (Vegan)

Vegan Warm Smoothies For Cold Winter Days - Hot Chocolate Smoothie, Warm Creamy Almond Butter Smoothie, Chai Smoothie, Gingerbread Smoothie - Winter, Cold Days, Healthy Breakfast, Dessert Smoothie, Gluten Free, Oatmeal, Chia Seeds, Flax Meal, Dairy Free - Video

I just want to sit by a fire place and listen to sexy 80s smooth jazz while drinking a cozy warm smoothie. I can’t be the only one who needs to a smoothie option when the weather gets cold. Warm smoothies are unlike your standard smoothie. They’re on a completely different planet.

I will drink a regular smoothie every damn day of my life but then when the temperature drops I’m at a loss. I know a lot of people switch over to a hot bowl of oatmeal but I seriously just want to continue on with smoothies but I hate being cold! Enter in the warm smoothie.

I’m not going to lie. I haven’t gotten into the warm smoothie habit yet because it feels like I’m cheating or breaking some sort of rules???? I’m not sure, it’s just so outside of my box that I really need to do it everyday for a week to make it normal. Another reason the warm smoothies habit feels so “wrong” is that they taste even more like desserts than a regular smoothie (even though it’s 100% the same ingredients)! They are really that good!

Thickener: Chia seeds, flax meal or oatmeal (maybe even protein powder)
Flavor: any spices, cocoa, flavor extracts
Sweetener: any kind you want, syrup, powder, dates, etc
Extra: Nut butters, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, nuts or seeds
Liquid: use as little or as much as you’d like

Microwave Heating Tip: If you’re heating your drink in the microwave feel free to stop and whisk it for a few seconds 1 or 2 times through the microwaving processes. Since I made small smoothies (maybe 12oz each) for the video I microwaved them for 1 minute each and didn’t whisk during the heating process. They were warm but not hot. Feel free to microwave longer especially if your smoothie is huge! The longer you microwave the more you need to give it a quick stir to prevent any areas from over heating.

Stove Heating Tip: If you’re heating your smoothie on the stove stir the whole time. You can bring it to a low simmer but avoid bringing it to a boil.

My favorite smoothie thickener is oatmeal. It’s cheap and clearly a versatile ingredient to have on hand. I thought chia seeds were a little gritty but I might have just not blended my smoothie thoroughly. But chia seeds, flax meal and oatmeal are all great options to give your smoothie the fullness it needs!

Vegan Warm Smoothies For Cold Winter Days - Hot Chocolate Smoothie, Warm Creamy Almond Butter Smoothie, Chai Smoothie, Gingerbread Smoothie - Winter, Cold Days, Healthy Breakfast, Dessert Smoothie, Gluten Free, Oatmeal, Chia Seeds, Flax Meal, Dairy Free - Video

Hot Chocolate Smoothie
YES! I freaking love chocolate smoothies. Dude is this a dessert or breakfast?! I can’t tell πŸ™‚

1 large banana (145g), 7oz unsweetened almond milk, 2 ts sweetener (I used maple syrup), 2 ts cocoa powder, 1 TB coconut flakes (optional), 1 TB thickener (chia, flax meal or oatmeal)

  1. Blend everything smooth
  2. Heat smoothie slowly on the stove to or in the microwave. Stir throughout the heating process. No need to get it to a boil. *I microwaved for 1-1.5 minutes
Vegan Warm Smoothies For Cold Winter Days - Hot Chocolate Smoothie, Warm Creamy Almond Butter Smoothie, Chai Smoothie, Gingerbread Smoothie - Winter, Cold Days, Healthy Breakfast, Dessert Smoothie, Gluten Free, Oatmeal, Chia Seeds, Flax Meal, Dairy Free - Video

Almond Butter Smoothie
So rich! Feel free to throw in some cacao nibs or cocoa powder.

1 large banana (145g), 7oz unsweetened almond milk, 2 TB almond butter, 2 ts sweetener (I used maple syrup), 1 TB thickener (oatmeal, flax meal or chia seeds)

  1. Blend everything smooth
  2. Heat smoothie slowly on the stove to or in the microwave. Stir throughout the heating process. No need to get it to a boil. *I microwaved for 1-1.5 minutes
Vegan Warm Smoothies For Cold Winter Days - Hot Chocolate Smoothie, Warm Creamy Almond Butter Smoothie, Chai Smoothie, Gingerbread Smoothie - Winter, Cold Days, Healthy Breakfast, Dessert Smoothie, Gluten Free, Oatmeal, Chia Seeds, Flax Meal, Dairy Free - Video

Gingerbread Smoothie
I have a suspicion that the more spices you use the more sweetener is needed to balance it out. Taste and adjust as needed!

1 banana (145g), 7oz unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 ts ground ginger powder, 1/4 ts cinnamon, 2 ts sweetener (I used maple syrup), 1 TB thickener (oatmeal, flax meal or chia seeds)

  1. Blend everything smooth
  2. Heat smoothie slowly on the stove to or in the microwave. Stir throughout the heating process. No need to get it to a boil. *I microwaved for 1-1.5 minutes
Vegan Warm Smoothies For Cold Winter Days - Hot Chocolate Smoothie, Warm Creamy Almond Butter Smoothie, Chai Smoothie, Gingerbread Smoothie - Winter, Cold Days, Healthy Breakfast, Dessert Smoothie, Gluten Free, Oatmeal, Chia Seeds, Flax Meal, Dairy Free - Video

Chai Smoothie
Every time I’ve made myself chai I’ve used whole spices with a mortar and pestle. For the smoothie I used ground dried spices. Why does ground ginger smell so good?! Feel free to use whatever ratios of spices you’d like.

1 banana (145g), 7oz unsweetened almond milk, 1/8 ts ground ginger powder, 1/8 ts cinnamon, 1/8 ts cardamom, tiny dash of clove and nutmeg, 2 ts sweetener (I used maple syrup), 1 TB thickener (oatmeal, flax meal or chia seeds)

  1. Blend everything smooth
  2. Heat smoothie slowly on the stove to or in the microwave. Stir throughout the heating process. No need to get it to a boil. *I microwaved for 1-1.5 minutes
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2 comments

  1. I can’t wait to try the chai πŸ˜‹
    Just curious why you changed your YouTube channel name?
    Also, I really want my notifications sound to be you saying “what uuuup!” I know, weird, but it makes me feel happy. Probably because I know a new video is about to start when I hear it, maybe.

    • I love the custom notification idea! hahahah

      3 reasons for changing my name 😎1) I’d like to out grow those names & shake off parts of my identity that has me feeling small and not worth so much. 2) It’s a mental relief to have all of my platforms with the same name. 3) I’d love to value my work & work with brands😍

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