by Shannon Farrell
September brings the beginning of fall and the start of the apple picking season. Apple picking is a great activity to spend some quality time with friends and family, allowing you to relax a little on your day off. However, not all of us have time for this leisure activity and are forced to enjoy apples in other ways. Here are two suggestions for quick ways to bring apples to your everyday lifestyle this season.
Afternoon Bliss Smoothie Recipe
You can always buy apples at the grocery store. But spice it up a little by chopping your apple up and throwing it in a blender! Smoothies are a great snack choice with its health benefits and quick preparation time. This one serving Afternoon Bliss Smoothie recipe, obviously not only for the afternoon, is super quick and tastes sooooo good.
1 organic apple
3 large strawberries
1 handful of grapes – either red or green will do
½ medium cup of organic apple juice
Peel and chop the apple into four pieces before placing in the blender. Then add the grapes, strawberries and apple juice. Blend for 40 seconds and then enjoy. It’s even fresher than the cider at the orchard!
While enjoying your Afternoon Bliss Smoothie Recipe try some of these beauty products from the Juicy Beauty Green Apple Collection. The products are actually made from apples as well as other supplementary fruits, making them all eco-friendly organic beauty products.
Hydration Mask for Neck and Face
This hydration mask is actually made out of organic apples, grapes, and lemon juices as well as age-defying peptides to give your complexion a glowing look. This mask is perfect for dry skin in need of a nourishing and soothing treatment. Apply the mask at most three times a week. Set the hydration mask on your face and neck for up to ten minutes and then rinse.
This day sunscreen is also made from a fruit acid complex of apples, lemons, and white grapes. After continued use it helps to smooth and firm the skin, giving it a brightened appearance. The sunscreen can be used over a moisturizer or can be used on its own. Apply as often as needed.
Cleanse your face both morning and evening with Beauty Green Apple’s Cleaning Gel. Easily apply onto damp skin with a circular motion. The gel cleans off dirt, oil, and makeup and leaves the skin clean and soft. The gel also works to fight aging. And did I mention its natural and pure smell?
To top off your apple craze, try the NYX Cosmetics Fruit Basket Lip Gloss Set that includes the flavors of apple, pear, peach, and orange. The lip glosses come in really cute containers shaped like their fruit flavor. Aside from their sweet taste and captivating scent, the glosses also help to moisturize and protect the lips.