Falling leaves, sweater weather, and pumpkin-spiced everything aren’t the only things to look forward to in the fall…there’s also fall’s seasonal produce, too!
Don’t be fooled by the cooler weather, winter doesn’t actually begin until late December, so there’s still plenty of time to enjoy all that this season has to offer.
Why eat seasonally? Eating seasonally helps your body cope with weather changes and ensures the freshest (and tastiest) produce available. Fall introduces heartier vegetables like cabbage and squash and thicker-skinned citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit.
Eating and buying locally-sourced items when available helps support local farmers AND you can even save a pretty penny when it comes to food costs.
We’ve put together a list of fall seasonal food to inspire your next home-cooked meal – like this Roasted Veggie Harvest Bowl. Whether you’re substituting a seasonal vegetable in your favorite recipe or choosing delicious fruits to throw into your blender (like this detoxifying green smoothie featuring fresh pineapple), it’s not too late to enjoy this season’s best!
SHOPPING LIST: FALL SEASONAL FOOD
Fruit Spotlight: APPLES
Apples are the unsung heroes of the fall season! Not only are they extremely delicious, they are filled with fiber and antioxidants and even help ease digestion and promote energy. We use green apples in many of our cold-pressed blends, which one is your favorite?
- Bell Peppers
- Brussel Sprouts
- Collard Greens
- Greens (Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Swiss Chard)
- Sweet Potatoes and Yams
- Winter Squash
Vegetable Spotlight: CELERY
Whether you’re pairing fresh stalks with your favorite nut butter or adding them to your home-made chicken noodle soup in this colder weather, there is nothing more distinct than that celery-crunch! We use celery in many of our green blends not only because of it’s amazing flavor but it’s also filled with fiber, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, and antioxidants. Try any of these cold pressed blends that feature this fall favorite.
CALLING ALL SMOOTHIE NINJAS!
It is ALWAYS the perfect season for a smoothie! We’ve created this awesome tool to help you whip up the smoothie of your dreams. In this DIY guide, you’ll learn the essential elements to building a healthy, delicious and balanced smoothie.
Get to your local farmers, pick up some seasonal produce, and get that blender going!