Sober October Update + Skin Saver Smoothie
Hi guys! I’ve been keeping a diary during Sober October that I can’t wait to share with you in a few weeks (it’s a doozy). One of the surprising outcomes so far is how much more tuned in I am to ALL of the things I do to self-medicate—particularly eating. Food has always been a drug of choice, but I’m now hyper-aware of how boredom, stress and anxiety trigger me to consume foods that don’t nourish my body, not to mention the skewed perception I have about portions. The fact that I continue to eat even when I’m not hungry is a major red flag. While I’m not brave enough to double down on detoxes this month, I’m revisiting some of the lessons I learned from Prescribe Nutrition’s Prescribe 20 and making manageable changes that I can sustain for the long haul. Like more green juices instead of coffee. More healthy proteins, less gluten and dairy. And smoothies instead of sugar when I need an energy boost. Prescribe was generous enough to share this satisfying smoothie from their recipe collection, which you get all-access to when you sign up for Prescribe 20. Beauty Bets readers get 30 percent off the program! Sign up now for Prescribe 20 using discount code goaljeans at checkout, but start anytime. Maybe I’ll join you in November for a little Thanksgiving prep?!
SKIN SAVER SMOOTHIE
makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies
1 ½ cups non-dairy milk or water (more if needed to thin)
4 kale leaves, center ribs removed
¾ cup blueberries, frozen
¾ cup pitted cherries, frozen
5 strawberries, frozen
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 teaspoons flax seed
½ avocado, peeled and pitted
*Protein powder (optional)
Blend non-dairy milk, greens, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, almond butter and flaxseed in a high speed blender until well blended. Add the avocado last and blend until just incorporated. To make a complete meal, use protein powder. Add protein at the very end (you don’t want to overblend protein powder). Top with an extra sprinkle of flax seeds and enjoy!
photos // Mollie Michura