Add a Pinch of Spice to Warm up Winter Smoothies

updated May 2, 2019
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Brrr! A smoothie might be a healthy way to start the day, but on a chilly winter morning, it can also set your teeth chattering. That’s when we like to warm things up with a pinch of spice.

A bit of warming spice can balance out the ice-cold smoothie and boost the immune system — plus it tastes good, too! Among other benefits, spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and turmeric have high levels of antioxidants.

To start, try a dash of ground cinnamon in a berry smoothie, add fresh or ground ginger to a green smoothie, or check out these recipes for inspiration:

Bombay Banana Smoothie – Healthful Pursuit (pictured)
Banana Spice Smoothie – EatingWell
Cranberry Spice Green Smoothie – The Healthy Diaries
Spiced Oatmeal Smoothie – Kitchen Konfidence
Spiced Pear Smoothie – Whole Living