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A Caramel Apple Smoothie Recipe Packed with Skin-friendly Ingredients

Jolene Hart is a certified beauty and health coach, as well as the author of Eat Pretty and the companion journal Eat Pretty, Live Well. We are so excited to be releasing the latest book in the Eat Pretty series, Eat Pretty Every Day. The book unpacks the principles of clean eating even further by offering tips, recipes, mantras, and more in bite-sized chunks for every single day. Eat Pretty Every Day is like a beauty coach in your hand.

“I hope women get inspired to do just what the book challenges—one thing every day that makes them glow,” says Jolene. “There’s really something for every taste and interest inside, from nourishing recipes and new beauty foods to self-care practices, exercises, and challenges that take your beauty and health to the next level.”

Eat Pretty Every Day - Autumn

One thing that’s particularly exciting about Eat Pretty Every Day is that it’s divided into sections by season, so the information is all the more relevant for the time of year. In honor of autumn, Jolene shares a delicious and enlivening beauty food recipe.

“This smoothie provides an energy burst and supports hormone balance with two of my favorite fall beauty foods—pumpkin and apple,” says Jolene. “The earthy, nutty tahini pairs with sweet apples and maca to create a caramel apple-like flavor that is so satisfying this season!”

Sip a Sweet Fall Treat: Caramel Apple Smoothie

The flavor of this smoothie is reminiscent of a fall treat from childhood, the caramel apple. Unlike that sticky-sweet confection, however, my version tastes pleasingly sweet without added sugar (a major factor in aging and wrinkle-causing inflammation) and packs in skin-friendly nutrition, including complexion-smoothing beta-carotene, blemish-fighting zinc, and detoxifying apple pectin. Sprinkle in the optional maca root for a significant (yet stimulant free) energy surge.

Serves 1

  • 1 cup [240 ml] unsweetened almond or hemp milk
  • 1/2 cup [115 g] cooked pumpkin, canned or homemade
  • 1/2 organic apple, cored (try a Macintosh or Honeycrisp)
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 tsp ground maca root (optional)

Combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately at room temperature.

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Want to learn more about how to eat pretty? You can test out the techniques and practices from the books in this one-day guide. Be sure to check out Eat Pretty Every Day, too.

Photography by Irene Kim Shepherd

Alexandra Brown

Alexandra is the Lifestyle Marketing & Publicity Manager at Chronicle Books. She collects original editions of Hemingway books, owns far too many fleece onesies and aspires to be an accomplished gluten-free baker. She spent a year traveling around the world and documented the experience on her blog:
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