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Healthy and organic pumpkin spice latte

(via Dr. Mercola)

This healthy and organic pumpkin spice latte is the perfect warm recipe for Halloween and the holidays. It’s pumpkin spice season!

Coffee has shown much health benefits lately and is a huge part of the American lifestyle. According to Harvard research, 54 percent of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee every day.

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Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this healthy and organic pumpkin spice latte.

Cinnamon:
This potent spice is packed with health benefits. It boosts brain function, protects against heart disease because of calcium and fiber, regulates

Cloves:
They are a very potent spice because of their antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic, and antiseptic properties. Cloves also provide a pleasant aroma and flavor to food, teas, and more.

Nutmeg:
It has been used since ancient times for its ability to boost brain function, relieve pain and indigestion, and detox the liver and kidneys.

Pumpkins:
They are a staple during autumn, and provide great health benefits. Pumpkins are packed with vitamin A, which is great for our eyes, vitamin C, which is great for the immune system, and beta-carotene, which is great for our skin and eyes.

Ingredients: 

1 cup of coconut milk
2 tbsps of pumpkin puree
2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 tsp of ground cloves
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 cup of brewed coffee

Directions:

• Process all of the ingredients until smooth.
• Heat on stove at medium heat until it simmers.
• Serve hot.

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this healthy and organic pumpkin spice latte! 

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REFERENCES:
1. “Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte.” Mercola.com, Mercola.com, 16 Oct. 2017, recipes.mercola.com/pumpkin-spice-latte-recipe.aspx.
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