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3 Hot Smoothies for Fall/Winter

3 Hot Smoothies for Fall/Winter
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

A few weeks ago, I asked on my Instagram stories what recipes people wanted to see in November. One answer was hot smoothies – which is something I’ve actually been curious about for a while, but never motivated to try because if it was hot I figured I might as well have oatmeal… but these 3 smoothies may have changed my mind!

Check them out, and give them a try. Let me know in the comments which one is your fave – or guess which one was mine, based on my reactions 🙂

These smoothies kick off the November Comfort vegan cooking calendar. Download the calendar, and then follow along with one delicious vegan recipe per day. Or go with your own flow, and jump in whenever suits you.

Meals+ club members can get the recipe pack PDF + grocery lists for the month here.

 

Hot Chocolate Chai Smoothie

This is creamy and rich, perfect to-go breakfast that drinks like a latte.
Course Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine American
Keyword chai, chocolate, smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 415kcal
Author Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Ingredients

  • 2 bag chai tea
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa nibs or 1 tsp cocoa powder, optional
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 banana or 1 cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds or ground flax
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or 1 scoop plant-based protein powder

Instructions

  • Boil some water, and put the chai tea in a mug with 1-2 cups water. Leave to steep for 3-5 minutes, then remove the tea bag and pour the hot tea into a blender.
  • Add everything else to the blender, and puree until smooth.

Hot Matcha Smoothie

Get a matcha boost, in a soft and creamy morning smoothie.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword green smoothie, matcha
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 274kcal
Author Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder or 2 bags green tea
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp almond butter or 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 1-2 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds or ground flax

Instructions

  • Boil some water, and whisk the matcha powder in a mug with 1-2 cups water, then pour into a blender. Or use the tea bags, and steep for 3-5 minutes, then remove the tea bag and pour the hot tea into a blender.
  • Add everything else to the blender, and puree until smooth.

 

Hot Cran-Apple Smoothie

A sweet little smoothie for cold mornings, with a warming pinch of cinnamon. If you don't have a high-powered blender you might want to use applesauce instead of a whole apple.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, cranberry, smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 307kcal
Author Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or 1/2 cup frozen
  • pinch cinnamon optional
  • 1-2 tsp fresh ginger or 1/4 tsp ground
  • 1 apple cored and chopped
  • 1-2 cup hot water
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds or ground flax
  • 1-2 Tbsp nut/seed butter

Instructions

  • Puree everything in a blender until smooth, leaving one corner of the lid up to allow air flow, and adding more water if needed for the consistency you enjoy in your smoothie.

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