When you think winter, you’re probably not thinking of superfoods, or even thinking much of produce at all, for that matter. However, winter isn’t lacking in produce or superfoods — the question is what are you supposed to do with them? Smoothies are a quick and easy way to enjoy a healthy meal on the go, but during the winter, smoothies seem to be the last thing we want to drink as we sit wrapped up in scarves and sweaters; we want to change your mind about that.
No matter the temperature outside, smoothies are always a great way to get your vitamins, minerals, and produce in liquid form. Winter’s superfoods are unsung heroes that need their time in the spotlight, and smoothies are the best way to showcase them. Replace a meal without giving up any seasonality with flavors from cranberries, clementines, and persimmons. What are persimmons? We bet you’ve seen them, but never knew what to do with them, so here's your chance to try them out.
While everyone else is sipping eggnog and hot chocolate, noshing on holiday cookies, and indulging in their fifth candy cane, you can be getting back to winter’s bounty, sipping on delicious smoothies that won’t derail your diet and can help counteract the holiday bulge.
Read the recipes, get inspired, and have your blender ready; the colder months don’t mean you have to take a break from your produce-centric diet, but they do allow you to explore more. Here are nine amazing recipes that highlight winter’s best superfoods. ‘Tis the season to be sipping!
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This recipe is a great way to get in your dose of beta carotene. Trust us, this recipe that isn’t just for the rabbits.
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This recipe features not one but two winter superfoods: the cranberry and the clementine. As far as we’re concerned, it’s a match made in heaven.