A warm winter smoothie.

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One of the greatest ideas my dad has had was when he put his smoothie over the stove. This idea made it possible to have smoothies ALL YEAR ROUND. Even when you live in Idaho and it is -6 degrees outside. 🙂

For example, I’m currently in Island Park, Idaho. (One of the seven wonders of Rachel’s world.) It’s 10 degrees outside, blizzarding, and my dad keeps on asking me if I’ll go snowmobiling with him. Currently, I’m sitting by the fire writing this post and trying to work up the courage to step outside into the blizzarding winter wonderland of Island Park. Luckily my dad made me his warm smoothie this morning; so, when I do finally leave this cozy fireplace to explore the tundra, my insides won’t freeze into ice cubes.


The recipe is really simple. 🙂 It has the same basic whole food ingredients as my dad’s “Good Life Smoothie”. The only difference is that you stick it over your stove once your finished blending it!


The Warm Banana & Oat Winter Smoothie 

Serves: 3-4


1.5 cup oats (ground with your Vitamix)

1.5 cup plant milk (almond, almond coconut, or soy)

1 apple

1.5 frozen bananas

1 handful blueberries

1 Tbs Honey

1.5 cup ice

Toppings: Fresh cut fruit, Granola, Coconut Flakes



  1. Grind your oats to a fine powder
  2. Add your milk, apple, and banana
  3. Add in your honey & ice
  4. Place your smoothie over the stove in a pot and heat until desired temp. (10-15 minutes)

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Happy Holidays!


Rachel Aletta


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