Pumpkin Spice Syrup – A Healthy Alternative To This Fall Favorite

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Autumn is in full effect here. Though, Las Vegas isn’t gifted with changing trees or sidewalks blanketed in fallen leaves, we still can see the presence of fall. The morning air is cool and crisp and the moon is revealing herself a little earlier each passing night. Regardless of where you reside during this transition of the seasons, you undoubtedly feel the shift occur within your body and mind. The desire to turn inward, snuggle up and contemplate mother earth nestling down. This is a time for grounding and reflecting, and what better way than to warm up with a cup of coffee or tea. That steam meeting your lips while you inhale that all too familiar aroma of fall. Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, mmmm. I bet you’re thinking of that famous Starbucks pumpkin spice latte.

Well, lemme tell you why we should stay away from this all too enticing beverage of choice. For starters, the syrup they use doesn’t even have pumpkin in it! Their syrup consists of condensed milk, high fructose corn syrup, artificial and natural flavors and annatto.


How about I save you from my lengthy speech about all these ingredients and just give you my very own healthy and delicious recipe alternative. This pumpkin spice syrup will change your holiday season, enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic sugar cane
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 TBS pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (consisting of cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice)

If you don’t have pumpkin spice use:

  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ allspice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a small pot and simmer until sugar is dissolved- don’t bring to a boil. You can strain if you wish or just take out the cinnamon sticks and pour into an airtight container and refrigerate. Enjoy in your coffee, tea or just with a glass of warm milk for a pumpkin spice steamer.

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nathalia-bioNathalia has a strong zealousness for educating and guiding people to being their best self. She wants to share her passion and awareness of the body through breath, whole foods, and movement. This is what empowered her to start Creatively Conscious, a holistic wellness business guiding people all over the world to wellness. Creatively Conscious teaches people how to balance their life and find happiness through nurturing the mind, centering the breath and feeding the soul. Nathalia teaches yoga and Pilates and is board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a certified health coach and is a Natural Chef graduate from Bauman College. If you’re ready to make a change in your lifestyle Nathalia will be there every step of your journey.

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Erin Kennedy and I’m the Founder and Creative Director. I love food, cooking and learning tips in the kitchen and of course, eating. Sharing all this food love is a passion of mine.

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