Pumpkin Spice Latte (with a healthy twist!)

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You can’t resist pumpkin spice lattes this time of year! But I’m always hesitant to buy them at a coffee shop – even in decaf – because who knows what they put in it (often fake syrupy flavorings). I love making this because I know what EXACTLY goes in it and I feel good about it.

Chaga mushrooms are health-full.  They are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and support healthy white blood cell production.  They also cleanse the thyroid of toxins and nourish optimal function.  I’ve tried a few brands and although more expensive, Vimergy Chaga dissolves and has a high energy frequency.  Chaga tea tastes a lot like coffee so it’s a perfect healthy substitute!

Ingredients:

4 oz of hot – but not boiling – water
1 tsp Vimergy Chaga powder
1/2 to 3/4 cup cup non-dairy beverage – like So Delicious coconut creamer
3 T organic pumpkin puree
2 tsp maple syrup or real raw honey
a dash of pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp vanilla powder (Natural Zing)

Garnish:  whip some canned coconut milk, or look for a healthy whipped topping.

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender; blend until well mixed.  Be careful when blending hot liquids that the lid is on securely.  I usually leave the center ring propped open just a little bit to vent.  BE SURE that you start it on the lowest setting.  Pour and enjoy!!!

 

 

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyFor the past 20 years, Tracy has served as a dietitian/nutritionist and educator to hundreds of patients throughout the US on their journeys to restoring health, and optimizing well being. 

Tracy has a passion for helping others heal, fueled by her own recovery from Chronic Neurological Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO, and anxiety. 

Tracy says "I have the deepest respect and passion for the healing abilities of the human body.  Each day, I witness miracles when the body is provided optimal fuel:  a nutrient dense, whole, plant foods diet combined with any necessary lifestyle changes.  A talented teacher, known for explaining complex medical topics in plain English, Tracy will assist you in restoring your health and your freedom.  

Tracy helps people with chronic & mystery illness restore their health