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It's Pumpkin Spice Season Again!
Hate it or love it.
The warm spice is back again and it's ready to make an impact in your life.
Surprisingly though, it's not just good for imparting that classic feel of fall, but actually has some health benefits for those who want an excuse to eat more pumpkin spice.
Pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon are some of the few spices that make up "pumpkin spice". Each spice holds its own unique properties and surprisingly boosts your way to a healthy heart. Some examples:
- Pumpkin: High in Vitamin A
- Ginger: Supports the immune system and especially helps fight the flu now that we're headed into flu season
- Nutmeg: Detoxification agents
- Cinnamon: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich and high in manganese
For those who crave pumpkin spice, or what to try something other than the iconic "#psl" (pumpkin spice latte), there's some other great options this fall!
From pumpkin spice donuts to pumpkin spice flavoured coffee, the market is doing great for the fall flavour. For those of you who can't get enough, you'll be more than happy with the selection this fall.
Pumpkin Spice Items
1. Pumpkin spice flavoured pumpkin seeds?
I love this. I'm such a fan of munching on seeds when I'm bored because I just love to constantly eat. Also, what better way to usher in the fall season than to have pumkin spice flavoured pumpkin items?
Check em out here.
2. Pumpkin spice donuts
Pumpkin spice works amazing with baked goods so this is a no-brainer.
Why not try making some yourself?
3. Pumpkin Spice Coffee
If you want something pumpkin spice-ey but don't necessarily want all the cream and fat found in a latte, then I have the solution for you! You can brew your own coffee with a hint of pumpkin spice flavour and start your day on the right side.
Buy some on the world market.
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4. Pumpkin Spice Oreos
Vegans will love this option too! Nothing food-wise can be considered a fad until it's been made into an oreo flavour. These are great and are true to taste. Seriously recommend.
5. Pumpkin Spice Milk
At first, I thought this was odd... but it's basically a coffee-less version of the pumpkin spice latte. You can get this in non-dairy milk too as company Silk sells a pumpkin spice soy flavour that's tasty and a real treat.
6. Instant #PSL
If you want the iconic Starbucks latte but you don't necessarily want to spend a fortune, then I have a solution for you! Starbucks now sells the latte via an "instant" mix that surprisingly resembles the real thing. Add some whipped cream to make it official.
Find it here.
7. Pumpkin Spice Potato Chips
For those who love salty and sweet, you'll be excited for this one. This would be perfect before a pre-game or during movie night. Boulder Canyon offers a sleuth of crazy fall flavours including stuffing, turkey and gravy, and of course, pumpkin spice.
8. Pumpkin Spice Cookies
That's right. You can now have your favourite fall spice in a cookie form. There's a bunch of great ways to make this, including buying them from a store. Or, if you want to go out, you can use pumpkin puree and make it truly homemade. For those who want to bake but not do anything too extreme, here's a recipe I've tried that just required a pumpkin spice cake mix you can find in your local grocery store.
So what are you waiting for? Go out and get in the fall spirit and pumpkin spice it up!