Hot Pumpkin Superfood Smoothie

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Hot Pumpkin Superfood Smoothie

hot pumpkin superfood smootie and a little pumpkinThis warm, comforting drink is my answer to the sugar-laden pumpkin lattes which make their appearance in coffee shops at this time of year. This version is full of health-promoting superfoods, and free of refined sugar, GMOs and artificial ingredients. Nothing but rich, healthy deliciousness here!

 
Hot Pumpkin Superfood Smoothie
Serves 1
This warm, comforting drink is my answer to the sugar-laden pumpkin lattes which make their appearance in coffee shops at this time of year. This version is full of health-promoting superfoods, and free of refined sugar, GMOs and artificial ingredients. Nothing but rich, healthy deliciousness here!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice (I like almond or coconut)
  2. ½ cup hot water
  3. ¼ cup pureed cooked pumpkin (or squash)
  4. 2 Tbsp Organic Traditions Macaccino mix*
  5. 2 Tbsp Dandy Blend herbal coffee substitute**
  6. 2 tsp maple syrup or raw, unpasteurized honey (or to taste)
  7. ½ tsp Harmonic Arts 14-Mushroom Blend*** (or mushroom powder of choice) [http://harmonicarts.ca/product/14-mushroom-powder-extract-organic-1/]
  8. ½ tsp cold-pressed, extra-virgin coconut oil
  9. ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (or a pinch each of ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice)
  10. ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  11. 1/8 tsp ground cayenne
  12. 1/8 tsp ground turmeric
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in high-powered blender and blend on high until mixture is steaming hot.
  2. Alternatively, combine all ingredients in standard blender and blend to combine. Transfer mixture to small pot and heat on the stove until hot but not boiling.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!
Notes
  1. * Available at most natural food stores, or substitute 2 scant Tbsp cacao powder plus 1 tsp maca root powder.
  2. ** Available at The Light Cellar or Naturmend
  3. *** Available at The Light Cellar
Fresh Start Wellness by Calgary Holistic Culinary Nutrition Expert Erin Gionet http://www.freshstartwellness.ca/
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