pumpkin spice

Pumpkin Spice Gummies

These gummies are a fun way to get in some gut-healing gelatin. The kids will love them too! You can choose to use silicone molds or just pour them into a dish then cut into cubes (see links below).

Pumpkin Spice Gummies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups apple juice, not from concentrate
  • 2 cups carrot juice, cold
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 8 tbs beef gelatin (I use this one from Vital Proteins)

Preparation

  1. Heat apple juice, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice in a medium saucepan on medium-low heat.
  2. While the apple juice mixture is heating, whisk the gelatin into the carrot juice until dissolved.
  3. Allow the gelatin to sit and "bloom" for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Slowly whisk in the carrot juice mixture into the apple juice mixture.
  5. Once well dissolved, you may pour the mixture into molds or a large dish.

Decaf Pumpkin Spice Lattea

Lately with all this fall, I've been wanting some Pumpkin Spice Lattes (PSL)! I'm sure many of you have too. Since I'm on day 30 of the elimination diet reintroduction phase, coffee and caffeinated tea are out until the end. Does that mean I can't have any PSLs? No way! This one is actually WAY healthier than the kind you get at the coffee shop. I mean, let's be real, it's not like they actually use real pumpkin in their PSL syrup that gets you addicted from all the sugar. If you give it a try, let me know what you think in the comments!


Decaf Pumpkin Spice Lattea

This is a great recipe to try if you are not drinking caffeine for whatever reason and/or you're trying to steer clear of all the sugar, artificial flavors, and colors found in the pumpkin-lacking syrups you find at the coffee shops. It works best to do this recipe in two parts: make the spiced tea first (preferably steep it overnight) and make the "creamer" in the morning.

Ingredients

For spiced tea:

OR you may use 2 teabags of Rooibos Chai by Yogi Tea

For creamer:

Directions

  1. To make the spiced tea: Bring 2 quarts water to boil in a saucepan. Add the fresh ginger, whole cloves, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cardamom pods and water and reduce to a simmer. Allow to brew for several hours (preferably overnight). This can be done in a crockpot on low or on stovetop on warm.
  2. To make the "creamer": Add the rest of the ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a low simmer (coconut cream, hemp milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin spice, coconut oil and sea salt. 
  3. Using a hand blender, blend equal parts creamer and spiced tea in your drinking mug and enjoy!

Original recipe by Anisa Woodall