Fall is a time to reset and regroup. I find the best way to do that now that this indian summer is in full swing is by taking a little extra time in the morning to set the tone for my day. We can become so overwhelmed with lists in our heads full of things to do or tasks to finish that we forget to take moments, little tiny moments, to give thanks for what we have and reflect on the abundance we have been given.

So, I challenge you to start with breakfast. Along with eating this deliciously sweet yet smooth breakfast slaw, take a moment to quiet your mind and give thanks for one or many things you are thankful for.

This not only puts your body into rest and digest mode, allowing your body to receive and devote energy to breaking down your food, but it also brings joy into your life and boosts your feel good hormones to set the tone for a lovely, relaxing, stress free day. Enjoy!

This dish is a great way to boost your metabolism! It is full of healthy fats to keep you energized and on your toes throughout the day, soluble and insoluble fiber to aid proper detoxification and elimination and loaded with phytonutrients to boost your immune system and keep you vibrating at a high frequency day in and day out.


  • 1 cup carrot, grated
  • 1 cup apple, grated
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup brazil nuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 1/8 extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds


  • In a large glass bowl toss together the carrots, apple, cabbage, brazil nuts and seeds.
  • In a small mason jar shake together the orange juice and zest, with the vanilla and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Pour onto slaw and toss together to blend. Serve on a pretty plate, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and avocado slices* (optional).
Katie Israelson