18 Smoothies to Transition You into Fall
Smoothies are a cool summertime staple that serve as a refreshing snack, or a healthy breakfast in a pinch. But that doesn’t mean you have to put your blender away once fall rolls around. Fall smoothie recipes are just as good as the summer versions, only with a switch of seasonal fruits and veggies. Even winter produce smoothies will be here before you know it! Get ready to tackle the farmers’ market, because these 18 smoothies will provide a smooth transition from summer to fall.
1. Fall Greens Smoothie: Green smoothies are a necessity no matter what time of year it is. Even though you can get most fruits and veggies year-round, this one uses seasonal kale and pear to get the most out of their nutrition. (via Danette May)
2. Immune Booster Orange Smoothie: You know fall is officially here when everyone starts getting sick. Boost your immunity naturally with this smoothie that’s full of vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotene. (via Minimalist Baker)
3. Apple Crisp Smoothie: If you can’t have actual apple crisp for breakfast, this smoothie should do the trick. Greek yogurt, apples, oats and cinnamon are all used to mimic the classic flavors of your favorite fall dessert — and it’s pretty darn close. (via The Recipe Rebel)
4. Healthy Banana Cream Pie Smoothie: Banana is pretty standard in smoothies, but adding vanilla wafers takes it to a whole new level. Treat yourself to a squirt of whipped cream on top and you’re pretty much drinking a healthy dessert for breakfast. (via Baker by Nature)
5. Butternut Squash Smoothie: You’re probably thinking it’s crazy to put butternut squash in a smoothie, but hear us out. Once it’s roasted and blended with cinnamon and vanilla, it tastes just like pie. If that doesn’t convince you, nothing will. (via Wholeheartedly Healthy)
6. Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Smoothie: TBH, this smoothie is more like a milkshake, but we can totally get behind that. A touch of caramel and sea salt go a long way to make this treat out-of-this-world delicious. (via Maebells)
7. Caramel Apple Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie: If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast you can enjoy on the go, this smoothie is it. It has the heartiness of a bowl of oatmeal with a caramel apple flavor that will have you guzzling it. (via Running With Spoons)
8. Creamy Fig and Cinnamon Fall Smoothie: We’re only #blessed with fresh figs for a short window of time, so we have to use them while we can. Top this smoothie with granola and seeds for an Insta-worthy presentation. (via Neurotic Mommy)
9. Gingerbread Breakfast Smoothie: You may think gingerbread is exclusive to Christmas, but you’ll change your mind once you try this smoothie. It’s warm, comforting and perfect for a cold fall morning. (via Running With Spoons)
10. Healthy Salted Caramel Mocha Smoothie: Say goodbye to your local Starbucks, because this is your new go-to morning beverage. It’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it also has enough caffeine to get you by until lunch. (via With Salt and Wit)
11. Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie: You won’t even be able to tell this smoothie is good for you. Layer the peanut butter on the bottom and the chocolate on top for a true peanut butter cup effect. (via Fit Foodie Finds)
12. Pumpkin Chai Smoothie: We couldn’t show you fall smoothies without bringing out the big guns. Pumpkin is the MVP ingredient of autumn, and it’s just as delicious in this smoothie as it is in a pie. In fact, the chai tea spices make it taste like it is pie. (via My Whole Food Life)
13. Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie: Smoothies are a great way to use up the last bit of pumpkin puree you have hanging out in the can. Blend it with pumpkin pie spice, coconut milk and a banana for a healthy version of a PSL Frappe. (via Cook Eat Paleo)
14. Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Smoothie: Dates, oats and almond milk are the secret to making this smoothie only taste indulgent. Try freezing your almond milk in ice trays for more flavorful ice cubes. (via Running With Spoons)
15. Coffee Smoothie: We all have those mornings where we feel like we need to combine our coffee and our breakfast just to get out the door. This smoothie does just that — and you won’t have to feel rushed. (via Diethood)
16. S’mores Smoothie: Autumn is all about bonfires and roasting marshmallows. Relive your weekend fun during the week by making this s’mores smoothie before work. It’s bound to put a major pep in your step. (via Eclectic Recipes)
17. Pomegranate Strawberry Smoothie: Once pomegranate is in season, you know the holidays are soon to follow. Get yourself pumped for all the coming festivities with this transitional fruity smoothie. (via Passion for Savings)
18. Vanilla Latte Protein Smoothie: You deserve something sweet after killing that strength-training workout. Give yourself some much-needed energy and protein recovery by sipping on this tasty vanilla latte concoction. (via Celebrating Sweets)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)