Try Some Warm Spices


‘Tis the season. No, not that season – not yet, please!

Happy Halloween. It’s my least favorite ‘holiday’ but I know many of you look forward to this day. I love the fall season, and most things pumpkin, so I’ll meet you halfway.

I’ve been drinking my breakfast for a while now, as long as I have my blender. This past weekend we were in New Hampshire, so I loaded up on carbs instead. This morning it felt good to return to my usual routine. For autumn, a favorite starts with a banana (just break it into a few pieces and toss it in your blender), about 1/3 of a can of organic pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!). A few ice cubes if you like your drink cold, and at least a cup of some sort of milk. I use unsweetened almond or cashew milk. I always add a scoop of protein powder – these days it’s PLNT brand vanilla pea protein powder. Now…..warm it up with your spices!

Cinnamon can lower your blood pressure, your blood sugar, and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginger is a natural antioxidant and improves circulation.

Cloves aid in digestion and help protect your liver.

Pumpkin pie spice contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.

I top it all off with organic bee pollen, which is a superfood that is rich in protein and vitamins.


5 thoughts on “Try Some Warm Spices

  1. Hi Martha!

    Halloween is my least favorite holiday as well but I do enjoy the flavors and spices of the season so much! I add nutmeg to everything – my favorite spice of all!!

    Thanks for the great recipe – I am a smoothie person myself. Usually starting with a frozen banana as the base (I like it cold) but never thought of adding pumpkin. Looking forward to this new twist on the morning shake!

    I’ve been enjoying your writing!

    Best, Donna

    Sent from my iPhone


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