Fall Beverages to Keep You Cozy

Pumpkin Pie Latte

Is there anything more cozy than fall and that fall feeling? Or pumpkin spiced everything? This latte is so rich and smooth and tasty and really easy to make. I dare you to only have one! This beverage proves that you can have your cake and eat it too!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp oganic pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 heaping tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 healthy pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 healthy pinch ground allspice
  • 1 healthy pinch ground clove
  • 1 healthy pinch ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ - 2 tsp maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1 shot espresso (or sub 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee)

Directions:

  • To a small saucepan, add milk of choice and water and bring to an almost boil.
  • Add to blender with pumpkin purée and spices, black pepper, and maple syrup. 
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Add coffee or espresso and blend again.
  • Taste and adjust sweetness and intensity of coffee as needed
* If you do not have all the spices, you can also use our Masala Chai Tea to make a medium to strong brew in a saucepan. Use a sieve to pour into the blender sifting out the tea. Make the rest of the recipe as usual and enjoy! 

 

Golden Milk

This recipe is so good for you and is such a nourishing way to get turmeric into your diet. Because turmeric is warming, it is great for fall and winter as it can be too heating in the summer. The color is like drinking sunshine and we love the vibrancy and benefits of this one.

Golden Milk

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup spring water 
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 heaping tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup 
  • Garnish: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, or Cardamom
ADD-INS (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds

* If you do not have turmeric powder you can sub for 1 cup DONA Turmeric Concentrate. Leave out the maple syrup as this is already sweetened, or sweeten to taste.

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan, warm the spring water until an almost boil.
  • Add all ingredients to blender and start on low slowly raising the speed to high, allowing steam to escape. 
  • Blend until frothy. 
  • Pour into a cup.
  • If you used water as your base, feel free to add a little frothy milk on top.
  • Garnish with cinnamon, nutmeg and/or cardamom and enjoy.

Matcha Latte

Matcha is traditionally prepared by sifting a small amount of matcha into a small bowl along with a small amount of water and using a matcha whisk to mix into a smooth paste. Once smooth, add your hot (but not boiling) water (to help preserve the nutrients and avoid bitterness). Whisking in an “m” motion can help achieve a nice foam texture.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp hot water
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice 
ADD-INS (optional)

Directions:

  • Add matcha powder to your serving mug along with sweetener of choice and hot water. (If adding add-ins like maca, ashwaganda, or coconut butter, add at this time.)
  • Whisk with a bamboo whisk or a metal whisk until completely dissolved. If you don’t have a bamboo whisk, you can use a spoon or a metal whisk or even blend the latte in a blender. 
  • Once the matcha is completely dissolved, heat and froth your milk. you can whisk vigorously or use a handheld frother.
  • Pour dairy-free milk into your mug. Taste and add more sweetener if needed.
  • Enjoy immediately. 

Easy Matcha Turmeric Latte

Combine the best of both worlds into one beverage! I have included this recipe here as it is as simple as 1, 2, 3. All you need to do is heat up your water and add frothy milk to this already amazing powder that is pre-blended for you.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan heat water until it comes to a gentle simmer.
  • Add Matcha Turmeric Superfood Latte Blend and whisk.
  • Froth milk in a frother or add to saucepan and froth using electric hand frother.
  • Add sweetener.
  • Pour into a mug and enjoy!
  • Adjust sweetener as needed.

Mushroom Cacao

For me, nothing says let me get under a blanket and sip on a beverage like a nice hot cacao. The richness is intoxicating and this bitter bean can be sweetened to absolute perfection! This Mayan superfood is one we just cannot go a fall or winter without!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan add milk and stir consistently on low heat to prevent burning.
  • Once milk is warm, add cacao powder, reishi powder, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  • Use a frother to froth into foamy goodness and incorporate all powders.
  • Pour into a mug and top with more cinnamon.
  • Enjoy immediately!