A cold-weather favorite, this warm drink often ends up in a thermos, packed along with mittens, scarves, and the toboggan. Because they improve circulation and generate heat in your body, ginger and cinnamon help keep you warm all day long.
Yield: 1 Smoothie
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- 2 apples
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
- 1 banana
- 3 dates, soaked and pitted
- 1 pinch pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- 1/2 cup water or milk
Juice the apple and ginger, then blend with the remaining ingredients. Pour into a saucepan and heat. If you like it tangy, add a squeeze of lemon juice.
Benefits: Well-known energizers like apple, date, and banana make this a good drink to start your day with. Dynamic spices like ginger and cinnamon stimulate your digestive fire and metabolism. This juice is also a tasty way to strengthen your immune system and keep yourself regular.