On this first day of Autumn, there is a noticeable crisp in the air here in Southern Utah. The leaves are changing, the mums are blooming, and our flip-flops have been packed away for next summer.
Fall brings with it many different health challenges- lack of Vitamin D and increased sugar intake weakens the immune system, making your body more susceptible to disease, and those who are sensitive to weather changes may notice joint pain or discomfort. To remedy these issues, make sure you're supplementing with Vitamin D and taking a joint support supplement such as Turmeric & Bromelain or Muscle & Joint.
To celebrate the first day of fall, make yourself a pumpkin pie smoothie! If you remember from our previous blog post, pumpkin is chock-full of Vitamin A and other great nutrients- plus it tastes fantastic!
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 banana, peeled and frozen
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup almond milk
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon chopped pecans, optional
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Top with pecans, if using.