Bye-bye winter blues: 4 smoothie recipes that really put you in a good mood

Freshly blended fruit smoothies of various colors and tastes in glass jars. Yellow, red, green. Turquoise blue backgroundFreshly blended fruit smoothies of various colors and tastes

In the first few months of the year, not only do the temperatures keep dropping towards zero – the cold days also take their toll on our energy reserves. It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning, and the famous midday slump suddenly extends into the afternoon. Because hibernation isn’t an option for our species, we’ve come up with something different: colorful smoothies that not only put you in a good mood but also provide a juicy energy boost. We’re popping the vitamin bomb and sharing our favorite recipes that will give you a breather from the winter blues.

Now it’s getting berry: raspberry breakfast smoothie.

A breakfast idea that’s guaranteed to bear fruit: rich in antioxidants and vitamins, this smoothie is perfect for your start to the day. Long-lasting satiety is provided by the fiber-rich oatmeal, while the bananas give the smoothie natural sweetness and creaminess.

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Ingredients for two servings:

  • 300 g frozen raspberries (briefly thawed)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 ripe, peeled bananas (cut into rough pieces)
  • 50 g tender oat flakes
  • 400 ml milk or oat drink

Puree all the ingredients in a stand mixer or in a mixing bowl with a blender. Then you can divide the smoothie directly into two large glasses and enjoy.

It’s green, so green: the spinach-kiwi smoothie

You’ll probably look in vain for it in grandma’s recipe book, but you’ll find it all the more frequently on Instagram: Green smoothies are currently – literally – on everyone’s lips. And rightly so, because they are packed with nutrients and help you get over any afternoon slump. The spinach contained in these smoothies not only makes Popeye strong, but our favorite recipe also features fruity kiwis. And did you know that two large kiwis meet the daily vitamin C requirements of an adult? Well then, let’s get to work on the blender!

Ingredients for two servings:

  • 1 apple
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1 handful of chard
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 200 ml water

Peel the banana and kiwi and remove the apple core. Then cut the fruit into coarse pieces. Together with the water and the washed baby spinach and chard, you puree the whole thing to your green energy supplier.

The sun in a glass: orange-ginger smoothie

Want a liquid summer feeling? This orange-ginger smoothie makes sure of it. After all, orange is complementary to blue and thus turns the winter blues into the opposite: the cheerful color is guaranteed to put you in a good mood. This fruity smoothie strengthens you with a good portion of minerals and the healthy micronutrients of the ginger root.

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Ingredients for two servings:

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 apple
  • 1 large carrot
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 piece of ginger (about 1 cm)
  • 400 ml water

Remove the core of the apple and the peel of the orange and ginger. Then chop the apple, oranges, carrot, and ginger pieces into coarse pieces put them into your mixing bowl, and add water – the fine work you just leave to your blender or hand blender again.

For those with a sweet tooth: the chai smoothie

When it gets really cold and gloomy outside, only one thing helps: a good hot chocolate! Is it too sweet and heavy for your everyday life? Then we have the perfect smoothie alternative: the chai smoothie, which warms you from the inside and provides a lot of cuddly feeling on icy winter days.

Ingredients for two servings:

  • 1 large, peeled banana (cut into coarse pieces).
  • 3 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. chai spice or alternatively cinnamon
  • 350 ml oat milk
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Blend all ingredients together and puree with a blender or stick blender. Then heat the smoothie in a pot on the stove over medium heat. If you prefer your smoothies to cool, you can also enjoy the chai smoothie cold with some ice cubes.

We hope you have fun tasting and enjoying it!