Pumpkins appear to have captured the highest spot for fall recipes. All these pumpkin spice variations turn into hotly anticipated as quickly because the air turns crisp, and for good purpose ( you, pumpkin bread). However let’s not overlook about one other crave-worthy autumnal star: apples. 

Crunchy and candy, apples additionally provide a bounty of well being advantages. They include the flavonoid quercetin, which exhibits promise for its ability to protect brain neurons from degenerative illnesses. The soluble fiber in apple peel, referred to as pectin, improves gut health and accommodates anti-inflammatory and immune-supporting benefits—all of which turn into more and more vital round chilly and flu season.

This scrumptious apple spice smoothie from my new guide, Smoothies & Juices: Prevention Healing Kitchen, combines apple with inflammation-fighting and blood-sugar-balancing cinnamon. Plus, the acetic acid within the apple cider vinegar may help you feel fuller longer, making this smoothie a satiating and satisfying drink all season lengthy.

So, mix up this seasonal smoothie subsequent time you go apple choosing, go to the farmers market, or just cease by the produce part on the grocery retailer. With its great, spicy-sweet taste and creamy texture, you will overlook all about pumpkin—no less than for a short while.