October 11, 2016

Sober October Update + Skin Saver Smoothie

Sober October Update - Skin Saver Smoothie + Prescribe Nutrition | Beauty Bets

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?! Sober October Update - Skin Saver Smoothie + Prescribe Nutrition | Beauty Bets

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

January 29, 2013

Detox Week 4: I Lost Weight

Five pounds, to be exact. Although weight loss was not the reason for my kale and quinoa season—I’ll take it. In fact, I’ve decided to continue my detox for another month to make sure all of these good habits stick. With a few minor exceptions. Like, I’m allowing myself a piece of dark chocolate every day (c-c-c-crazy!), a couple cups of caffeinated coffee each week, and red wine when I really, really need it (but only on weekends). Just enough liberation to keep me sane but not so much that I spiral out of control. Let’s get this party started, yo.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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