Now that winter is in full bloom, we all need something comforting to keep us warm. No matter what the weather is like where you live, these drinks are sure to warm both your stomach and your soul. From delicious hot chocolates through broths to warming smoothies (yes, it’s a real thing!), there is something for everyone on this list.
The best part about these recipes is that they’re easily customizable to the fruits, veggies, and flavors you like best. Feel free to get creative and make your spin-off of these fun winter drinks — there’s no wrong way to stay warm this season!
Who said smoothies are only for summertime? This green smoothie is warming, fulfilling, and easy to make with just ten ingredients. It’s super creamy, rich in fiber, and perfectly well-balanced for a meal replacement or mid-day snack. For post-workout recovery, try adding protein powder.
This smoothie is packed with nutrients that give you energy for the whole day, and it’ll satisfy your sweet tooth too! To ensure a warming effect, use room temperature ingredients instead of frozen ones and substitute regular milk with dairy-free alternatives, such as cashew or macadamia milk. In need of caffeine? Add a shot of espresso!
This smoothie is thick, creamy, iron-rich, fiber-rich, and full of vitamin C. It tastes just like homemade apple pie, and you can swap out the tangy green apples with red apples to sweeten up the flavor. Adding spices like cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, or ginger will increase the warming effect and stimulate digestion. Yes, please!
Here’s another quick and easy idea that’s perfect for a chilly morning or late night when you’re craving a healthier alternative to traditional hot chocolate. This drink is easy to make with just eight easy-to-find ingredients like cacao butter, vanilla extract, and nutmeg. It’s creamy, buttery, naturally-sweetened, and will instantly brighten your mood any day!
Butternut squash and pears might not seem like a match made in heaven, but you’ll think differently after trying this smoothie. (Tip: Roast the squash before blending to pump up the flavor.) This recipe is full of vitamin A and is a great way to sneak in some leafy greens into your diet.
What do you get when you combine fresh spinach, creamy coconut milk, and toasted hazelnuts? This surprisingly delicious hot chocolate green smoothie crossover! In just five minutes, you’ll be indulging in this unique drink perfect for those winter months.
If you haven’t tried golden milk yet, you’re in for a real treat with this super comforting, naturally sweetened, and slightly spicy hot drink. Yum!
It only takes seven simple ingredients to make this delectable hot chocolate. I can assure you that you’ll never go back to store-bought packets again. You can enjoy this chocolatey beverage guilt-free since it’s free of dairy and refined sugars.
This recipe uses fresh fruit, warming spices, and flavorful chai tea as the smoothie base instead of water or ice. The final result is very tasty!
This simple tonic will make you feel rejuvenated and uplifted. It’s best to drink in the afternoon since your digestive system will soak up all the anti-inflammatory health benefits better.
You’ll love adding this super comforting lemon water to your daily routine. Top with your favorite warming spices for added benefits. You can also incorporate sweeteners like honey or maple syrup or even steep the water beforehand with an herbal tea bag for a punch of flavor.
A good bone broth does wonders for your body, especially when you need some extra nourishment. Whether you’re fighting off a cold or just want something savory to warm you, bone broths are ideal. This recipe is bright, incredibly flavorful, and takes less than five minutes to throw together.
Did you give any of these recipes a try? Let us know which ones from our list are your favorites in the comments!