Pumpkin spice season is finally here, so it’s time to savor every sip or bite of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. Whether it be your go-to latte or sweet treat, pumpkin spice is undoubtedly popping up everywhere in your life right now. With the help of a few additions, you can make your own, personal pumpkin spice treat with a beauty bonus. After a few tastes, you’ll be craving these pumpkin spice beauties all fall long!
Pumpkin Spice Collagen Latte
Making your PSL at home is more affordable, healthier, and customizable! No fancy equipment required, this Pumpkin Spice Collagen Latte is easy to make, full of flavor, and includes a beauty bonus. Collagen is often flavorless, so it is perfect to sneak into your morning drinks. Collagen is wonderful for strengthening your hair, skin, nails, and bones, making this latte full of benefits, right from home.
2-3 tbsp. Espresso (About an ounce)
1 cup Milk of choice
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tbsp. Pure Organic Pumpkin Puree
1 Scoop Collagen of choice
1 Tablespoon Sugar/Sweetener (optional)
Brew your espresso through preferred method, whether it be a stovetop maker or machine. If neither are readily available, strongly brewed coffee will suffice. Next, add milk, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, collagen, and sweetener (if desired) to a small pot. Turn the stove to medium heat and gently whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly dissolved and mixed. The pumpkin spice mixture will be ready when it is frothy, but not quite boiling. If more froth is desired, simply blend the mixture or shake it in a mason jar. Add the espresso to your favorite mug, then slowly pour in the pumpkin mixture, ensuring the frothy is delicately placed. Top with an extra dose of spices or homemade whipped cream for a decadent treat.
Creamy Pumpkin Turmeric Soup
On those chilly autumn days, nothing beats a warm, creamy bowl of soup to soothe the soul. Treat yourself with this flavorful pumpkin turmeric soup, which is simple and quickly made. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, acne-fighting, and anti-aging, so eat your skincare with this rich fall soup. Depending on size preference, this can serve 2-4.
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 Garlic clove, sliced
1 tsp. Turmeric
1 Can Pure Organic Pumpkin Puree
1 Can Unsweetened Coconut Milk
1 Can Vegetable Stock
Pink of salt and pepper, for taste
Optional toppings: Coconut cream and pepitas
Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and fry until the fragrance is evident. Add canned pumpkin and turmeric together and fry for a few seconds. Mix coconut milk and vegetable stock together, then slowly pour into the pot. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer for approximately 5 minutes, adding in salt and pepper for flavor. Remove from heat and allow the soup to sit for another 5 minutes. Blend the soup to ensure smooth creaminess, pour into a bowl, add desired toppings, and enjoy!
Ashwagandha Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
When in a rush, ashwagandha isn’t the easiest to say, but it’s a great addition to an easy breakfast! Overnight oats are the perfect way to prep for the day ahead, but many pre-packaged varieties include unnecessary additives. Ashwagandha is anti-inflammatory and anti-aging, while also supporting mental health. This recipe gives you the healthy boost your mornings need and the flavor you crave.
½ Cup Oats of choice
½ Cup Milk of choice
¼ Cup Pure Organic Pumpkin Puree
1 tbsp. Chia seeds
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp. Ashwagandha Powder
Optional additions: Sweetener, spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg
Simply measure out all ingredients and combine into one bowl. Mix well, and transfer contents to an airtight mason jar or cover bowl with plastic wrap. Allow oats to sit for a minimum of 4 hours, but overnight will produce the best result. The following morning, feel free to dust some extra spices on top of your oats. Can be served cold or heated for 1-2 minutes, sans lid if using a mason jar. Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but it’s always fun to incorporate new additions to your favorite recipes. This fall, give your treats and bites an extra beauty bonus with these easy, healthy, and tasty recipes!