Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup non-dairy milk – I used unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 banana
1 tbsp raisins or 1/2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp gluten-free, alcohol-free pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch ground cloves
pinch all spice

Directions:
Place everything but whipped topping in the blender.
Blend until smooth

*Pour into your favorite glass and place a couple tablespoons of coconut whipped cream on top.
Sprinkle with cinnamon if you’d like!

pumpkin spice smoothie

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Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole

Pumpkin for breakfast, anyone?

Ingredients:
10 slices white bread, cubed
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt 6 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 9×13-inch casserole

Directions:
Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and place the bread cubes into the dish. In a bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla extract, salt, eggs, milk, evaporated milk, and pecans. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the bread cubes. Cover the dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Uncover and bake the casserole until the pumpkin mixture is set and a toothpick inserted into the center of the casserole comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

pumpkin casserole

Pumpkin Syrup

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups honey
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 (15 ounce) cans canned pumpkin
2/3 cup butter
1 cup strong brewed coffee
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup half-and-half cream
1 1/4 cups hot water

Directions:
Stir the honey, sweetened condensed milk, canned pumpkin, butter, brewed coffee, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, maple syrup, half-and-half, and hot water together in a saucepan over low heat; simmer, stirring frequently, until the mixture is fragrant and hot, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or hot.

pumpkin syrup

October=Pumpkin Everything!

Yay, October is finally here! My favorite month of the year! Halloween is like my Christmas, we celebrate 3 birthdays during the month, lots of family gatherings, and the weather finally gets a bit cooler. With pumpkins being in season this time of year, I take full advantage and offer a facial with autumn ingredients. Be sure if you are in the San Antonio area to book a Pumpkin Cheesecake Facial or one of my other pumpkin spa treatments.
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Pumpkin is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants! You can tell by its bright color that it’s going to be going to be good for you. Not only is pumpkin loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids, particularly alpha and beta-carotenes, it’s a good source of vitamins C, K, and E, and lots of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, & iron. Pumpkin nourishes tired or dry skin instantly, giving you a healthy glow anytime your skin needs a boost! Pumpkin is also anti-aging, can help with breakouts & acne problems, & lighten the skin tone.
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