Tis the season of everything pumpkin spice. While that pumpkin spice latte is full of flavorings and sugary syrups, this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is quite healthy.
Pumpkin is full of vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, and B vitamins Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, and Folate. It is rich in minerals Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Beating the Autumn Blues with Mucuna
Mucuna is an excellent herb to use in the fall as we move toward shorter days and colder temperatures. Many people notice a downturn in their mood during the Autumn season, which can generally be attributed to less hours of sunlight. Mucuna is a great choice to combat the autumn blues. Mucuna is a phenomenal natural medicine for battling depression, lowering the moodiness of PMS, and lifting one’s overall mood. It can lower stress, and make one feel calmer and happier. Mucuna can provide these results because it provides a potent cocktail of neuro and phytonutrients. Some of the neuro nutrients found in this potent herb that are responsible for feeling really happy and lifting the mood include L-DOPA serotonin (5HT), Oxitriptan (5-HTP), Nicotine, N,N-DMT, Bufotenin (5-HO-DMT) and 5-MeO-DMT.
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
12 oz almond milk (or milk substitute of your choice)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tsp maple syrup (or to taste)
1/4 – 1/2 tsp Hyperion Herbs Mucuna Extract*
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
If you prefer cold smoothies, use 8 oz almond milk plus 1 cup of ice.
*Feel free to substitute Hyperion Herbs Chaga Extract, or to use both to make your smoothie extra potent.
Supporting the Immune System with Chaga
If you would like to make a variation of this smoothie with another excellent fall herb, try substituting Chaga extract for the Mucuna. Chaga is a good choice for the fall because it provides gentle detoxification and supports the immune system. Chaga has a delicious vanilla flavor that pairs well with the pumpkin pie spice used in this smoothie.
You can check out the highest potency Mucuna Extract here
Use the code “pumpkin” to save 15% on your next order
(valid through Friday 10/26/18!)
Try out our Mucuna today, and here is a COUPON CODE to save 15% off your entire order. Just add all items to your cart, put this code in the coupon code box, hit apply, and you’re set!
The coupon code is valid from Monday 10/22/18 – Friday 10/26/18.
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