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Is It Healthy To Drink Shakes During Winter?

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The idea of an ice-cold shake in the morning sounds crazy to you, right? You are not alone. The refreshing and chilled shakes that we enjoy in summer lose their appeal during winter.

Anyway, you don’t have to wait until spring to enjoy your nutrient-packed smoothie. During the winter, you can never go wrong with ice-free smoothies made with room temperature or warm ingredients.

Adding the hot liquid makes the smoothie a whole comfort food. One of the biggest warnings, before you engage with the warm winter smoothies, is that the steam caused by boiling water can create pressure and cause your blender’s lid to blast off.  

4 Benefits of Shakes During Winter

1.  Can be a Meal Replacement Shake.

Meal replacement shakes are the types of smoothies that one consumes in replacement of the main meal. You can also refer to them as meal supplement drinks.  It contains all the nutrients that a main meal is supposed to have. 

This is the best option for people who are on a weight loss journey as a meal replacement shake can be made with healthy ingredients that can replace a meal and also provide the essential nutrients that are needed by the body. If you are too busy to eat and regularly cook and want to avoid fast food, then preparing a smoothie is the best option. 

A good example is athletes and pregnant women. They are the ones who are advised to take meal replacement shakes.

2. Is an Easy Way to Enhance the Intake of Leafy Greens During Winter

While it is important to take green salads during the summer, it can also be enjoyed as a comfort food during the winter. Leafy greens are among the best nutritional supplements and should rarely be forgotten in any meal.

Starting your day with a green breakfast is always the best way to consume essential vitamins and minerals. In this case, the best combos to ensure that you have taken a leafy green shake are kiwifruit and spinach or orange, apple, and kale.

3. Helps You Lose Weight Even Without Working Out

Shakes/smoothies are the best remedies for losing weight even without exercise and working out. Why should you stress yourself out with working out for weight loss when the best remedies are smoothies? Remember, you can lose weight even without skipping any meals.

The fruits and berries that are used to prepare these shakes are the best companions for keeping your body healthy and feeling warmer on a winter morning. They help in losing weight because the enzymes that are present in the fruits help dissolve the body’s fats.

4. Enhances a Positive Flow of Effects and Protects Your Long-Term Health and Wellness

A well-balanced breakfast shake is a healthy drink that will give your body the energy to start your day right. It also has an impact on your productivity and the positivity to carry along during the day.

Maintaining a healthy breakfast, especially healthy smoothies during the winter, is a no-brainer when it comes to protecting your long-term health and wellness. The American heart association concluded that people who eat breakfast, especially healthy fruits and drinks, have lower blood pressure.

 5 Best Shakes That Will Improve Your Nutrition During Winter

1. Strawberry and Beetroot Smoothie

During this winter, you can try out a different recipe aside from your normal banana smoothie. To prepare this shake, you need to bake some beetroot for some time by sprinkling water. Then, add the beetroot with strawberry together with some yogurt. You add strawberries because there is a lot of nutrition in them.  You can also decide to include some bananas and a bit of honey to the smoothies.

2. Oats and Chocolate Hot Winter Shakes

When you want a warm drink for the winter season and the hot chocolate is not doing the trick, this is the shake that you should opt for. It is always advisable that you make it thick, add some bits of granola and have it for breakfast on those cold mornings. 

The highlight of the shake is the oats since there is some nutrition found in oats, which are so incredible. They are also a good source of high-quality proteins, which keep your amino acids balanced. This is important as you will have kept your nutritional balance in check.

  1. Mango Shakes

Mangoes are considered to be high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which can be linked to quite a number of nutritional value and benefits. This includes:

  • Increased immunity
  • Anticancer properties
  • Improved digestion. 

The best among all is that; it is so simple to prepare and incorporate into your diet.

4. Apple Pie Shake

This type of shake is commonly referred to as a workout treat. It usually tastes like a delicious apple pie but without the unhealthy part.

It contains all the nutrients such as proteins, which makes it a great pre-workout incentive. It helps you increase energy, focus, and performance. Throughout the exercise, you will have you working out motivation because the mind will be connected to the weights.

A good example is for those doing shoulder workouts and chest workouts, apple pie will not only help you get connected to the weights but also hit more and push you to the limits of your strengths.

5. Wassail Green Smoothie

This warming kind of smoothie can not only be consumed during the festivities, but also during the winter seasons. It is made up of a mixture of blended spices, which are sweet, hence boosting the festive season mood.

So, which shake will you make?

Shakes are a healthy breakfast plan more so during winter. They are usually loaded with essential nutrients, which help your body keep warm when the temperatures fluctuate and start dipping. The benefits of foods for winter are that they allow you to balance out the unhealthy foods that you eat by providing you with enough nutrients. 

Bottom Line

You want to stay fit, go for shakes. While they help you lose weight even without working out, they also provide a healthy solution to anyone with a busy lifestyle and a tendency to cook. These shakes are the best options once you try them out and make them a part of your lifestyle.

Noor is a Columnist at Disrupt Magazine. He specializes in writing on trendy topics of crypto, business, finance as well as tech. He has been featured in Techbullion.com, Vizaca.com.

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