Love, Wellness

5 delicious smoothies that’ll make your mornings great

Chug! Chug! Chug!

If you’re like me, unless it’s Saturday brunch and I’m scarfing down eggs benedict with mimosas, I prefer to slurp my breakfast on-the-go. Especially in the Winter, I love having smoothies for breakfast. Although that may seem counterintuitive (it’s too cold for smoothies Corinne?!?), it actually makes a lot of sense.

The days I have a smoothie for breakfast are the only days I can confidently say I always reach my 5 fruits/veggie a day quota. Sometimes all in one meal! This frees up the rest of the day for, well, carbs: another Winter necessity. Plus all those vitamins are exactly what you need in the Winter to keep from getting sick. Now that I’ve established the preeminence of smoothies, here are some new recipes to rescue you from the strawberry-banana blues.

1. Warm Pear Ginger Smoothie

Because who says smoothies have to be cold? This recipe is made of sugar, spice, and everything nice, and it’s perfect for when it’s really, really cold out.

2. Parsley Green Glow Smoothie

For loads of energy and gleaming skin and hair, look no further than this smoothie. It contains parsley, an often-overlooked garnish with proven benefits for eyes, skin, and hair- which need a boost in the Winter from being dried out by the cold.

3.Vegan Berry Smoothie

For a sweet smoothie that’s also packing nutrients, give this recipe a try. The almond milk doesn’t overpower the tri-berry combo and you can’t taste the hemp seeds, win-win. If you like coconut, swap out the almond milk for coconut milk for an extra kick of flavor.

4. Warm PB-Banana Hot Chocolate Smoothie

The title says it all: if you’ve maintained the taste buds of a 6 year-old, try this smoothie.

If you thought peanut butter and banana was a match made in heaven, wait until you see what happens when you add in cacao as well. In solid form this might actually be overkill, but as a smoothie, it’s freakin’ delicious.

5. Cashew Banana Smoothie

http://edibleindy.ediblefeast.com/recipes/cashew-banana-smoothie

Cashews are the new almonds. Not only do they taste better, they’re also high in healthy fats, the ones that keep you satiated, and Vitamin E. This filling smoothie is great because it has caffeine–– meaning you can forego the to-go coffee on your way to work.

Go forth and slurp!