‘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.