Fall starts as a season of highs and lows, making us shiver and sweat, pile on scarves and shed layers, over the course of a single day. It’s a reminder that our bodies and skin are adjusting — and that our diets should too. Like spring, fall is a season ripe for supporting detox in the body. It’s a time to support skin cell repair and cell turnover, and ensure that you’re getting optimal nourishment before the winter arrives.
With these goals in mind, I created this sweet, earthy, and satisfying Early Fall Blues Smoothie— named for the deep shades of blueberries and beets inside (but also for the touch of sadness I feel as summer wanes). It’s loaded with antioxidants and a combo of protein, healthy fat, and plant fiber that will keep you full for hours. It’s also excellent for supporting skin clarity. Hope you enjoy it as a transitional beauty breakfast as fall arrives!
Early Fall Blues Smoothie
1 beet, roasted and skin removed
¾ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup filtered water
3 Tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Top with additional cinnamon or pumpkin seeds if desired.
Images and recipe © Jolene Hart.