We’re nearing the end of Fall and closing in on holiday festivities. What better way to celebrate to your health, than by keeping things simple and pure—with my Apple Cider Delight Smoothie Recipe.
As we know, apple cider is one of those drinks that is just so easy to get overly fancy with, as far as unhealthy add-ons. Let’s keep it clean this season and avoid the downward exhaustion spiral that occurs with sugary holiday drinks- there’s already more sugary food in general!
Pick your treats wisely :)…and your body will thank you and you’ll avoid feeling overly heavy and bloated! Therefore, you’ll be apt to be more cheerful at these cheery events, instead of feeling internally yucky, and that is truly priceless.
Fresh Apple Cider vs Store-Bought
As we all know, apple cider is an amazing way to warm up during the colder months. When it comes to making this smoothie, the decision is yours to make on whether you want to find a healthy apple cider recipe that is Beauty Detox approved. Or, if you want to find an organic brand at your local health food store, that’s always a good option as well.
One thing I can’t stress enough, is to make sure you are reading the labels of store bought. Many times there is large amounts of ADDED sugar in apple cider. Processed sugars is something we want to avoid as much as possible.
When you are use to eating clean, apple cider is already sweet enough, due to that fact that it’s essentially apple juice. So definitely no refined sugar needed!!
If You Make It Yourself
If you should decide to get all domestic and want to make it yourself, it’s very important to source an organic apple juice base. Remember, apples are one of the Dirty Dozen produce items. This means they are one of the most highly pesticide-sprayed crops (scary!).
Holiday beverages (including this festive smoothie), should be limited. We don’t want to overdue it, since they are really meant as a treat and not a staple in our beauty routines.
Prepare your ingredients.
Add your apple cider base.
Next, add the banana.
Then, you’ll be adding the one date (okay, just one itty bitty date to make it extra sweet!).
Next, add the cinnamon.
Then add the pinch of nutmeg.
Remember, there is always room for improvisation with apple cider—whether you make your own or buy it. If you’re as enamored with apples and cider as I am, you’re going to want to find more than one way to drink it this season. For now, let’s start with this one! 😉