Three Ways to Infuse Fruit in Your Self-Care Routine

Ready to change how you think about fruit? Incorporating in-season fruit into your self-care routine is a great way to prioritize mental health, take time for yourself and even contribute to a more sustainable future in the process. Apples can help strengthen hair, nails and even speed up skin cell production, and the fiber content in pears has been found to lower bad cholesterol levels. These are just a couple ways fruit can help your physical and mental health. So, how do we include these essential fruits into our everyday self-care routines?

With help from Becky LeChance, a certified trainer and registered nurse, and our in-season fruit, we’re bringing self-care to a whole new level. Enter our relaxing, stress-relieving atmosphere with feel-good food and a DIY face mask that makes your skin glow and smell apple-solutely scrumptious – that’s the type of self-care we’re talking about!

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Here are three fruity self-care recipes and activities to help boost your overall wellness:

Getting home from a tough workout and feeling a bit drained? We’ve got you covered with this scrumptious apple pie protein smoothie, which would go perfectly with our Apple Pie Energy Bites!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped Stemilt Pink Lady® apples
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats

This smoothie seriously tastes like apple pie, but it’s good for you!

  • Yield
    1 serving
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  • Cuisine
    American
  • In Category
    Smoothie, Drinks

Created for Stemilt by Becky LaChance from becksliveshealthy

Instructions

  1. Chop up apples into small cubes
  2. Add ingredients to a blender then blend.
  3. Optional: top with granola, enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 553
  • Fat Content: 12.8g
  • Cholesterol Content: 8mg
  • Sodium Content: 365mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 84.9g
  • Fiber Content: 10.2g
  • Sugar Content: 54.9g
  • Protein Content: 30.2g

Grab your goat cheese and our pears! It’s time try out this delicious Pear Goat Cheese Salad recipe to help feel refreshed and full. You could even top it off with our Roasted Pear Sauce

Goat Cheese and Pear Kale Salad

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 1 chopped Stemilt d'Anjou or Bartlett pear
  • 5-6 cups of destemmed kale
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon juiced

Pear, Goat Cheese, & Red Onion make this salad that star of your day.

  • Yield
    5 servings
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  • Cuisine
    American
  • In Category
    Lunch, Dinner

Created for Stemilt by Becky LaChance from becksliveshealthy

Instructions

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. Massage kale with dressing until kale is broken down.
  3. Combine the kale, pears, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, red onion, and almonds.
  4. Toss well. Refrigerate prior to serving.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 242
  • Fat Content: 17.1g
  • Cholesterol Content: 6mg
  • Sodium Content: 284mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 17.2g
  • Fiber Content: 3.7g
  • Sugar Content: 6.1g
  • Protein Content: 6.1g

Put the cucumbers aside and grab a few apples to try a new DIY facemask. The mask that not only feels amazing on your face but smells like a delicious treat. While you’re waiting for your mask to work wonders on your skin, you can munch on some Air Fryer Apple Chips – yum!

Apple Oat Honey Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 Stemilt apple, peeled, and diced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons ground oats

A facemask using Stemilt apples, honey, and ground oats.

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    Personal Care

Created for Stemilt by Becky LaChance from becksliveshealthy

Instructions

  1. Blend the apple and honey together until smooth in a small food processor or blender
  2. Add ground oats and blend or mix together until a thick paste is formed.
  3. Cleanse face then steam pores with a steamer or over a hot pot of water for 2 to 5 minutes
  4. Apply face mask evenly over face. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Wash off with warm water.