If you live in a colder climate, you’re probably very ready for the cold to be over at this point. Last week, we hit a high of 70 degrees in Boston for one day, and it was quite the tease. It had us dreaming of sunny, windy beaches; sand between our toes; cool, fresh, juicy summer fruit; steamy jogs around our local grassy park; and shorts, sandals, and tank tops galore.
We still have weeks left of winter, however, and we know it’s only a matter of time until fluffy snowflakes settle back in (in fact, it only took a day until the snow was back in Boston). While the weather isn’t cooperating with our desires for warmth, we decided to take matters into our own hands and feel the summer indoors with some juicy citrus smoothies.
These smoothies are reminiscent of beachside views and sunnier days. On your first sip, they’ll take you to a place of comfort and rejuvenation and inevitably will make you smile. With a blend of citrus fruits, seasonal winter fruits and veggies, and a base of yogurt, almond milk, avocado, or other creamy substance, a fresh summer-like smoothie is just what you need to mentally escape from the doldrums of February and March.
We scoured the internet and some of our favorite food bloggers to find seasonal citrus smoothie recipes that would delight and bring you to summertime bliss. Try one of the smoothies below and let us know how you feel afterwards. Our guess? Quite sunny!
- Dairy Free Cranberry Orange Smoothie by Cotter Crunch
- Turmeric Carrot Cake Smoothie by Making Thyme for Health
- Winter Fruit Green Smoothie by Real Food and Ice Cream
- Blackberry Lime Smoothie by Two Peas and their Pod
- Pear Ginger Smoothie by Natalie’s Health
What are your favorite winter smoothies? Share your best recipes in the comments below!