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_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

  • Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
  • Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
  • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme,  there's a good chance you are in the right place.If you have a history of chronic sore throats, tonsillitis or tonsillectomy, mononucleosis, glandular fever, shingles, and/or cold sores, there's a good chance you are in the right place.

There are no coincidences.  All good things come from God.