The most common spices attributed to the descriptor “pumpkin pie spice” are cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. What makes this mixture not only tasty and a perfect compliment to those round orange fall vegetables are some of the health benefits we get from them!
WARM MORINGA PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
Heat your milk on the stove or other method. Use a whisk to blend together all ingredients. Add honey to sweeten. Enjoy curled up on the couch as the leaves change outside.
Ceylon cinnamon, the most commonly used in the Western world, was first traded by the Portuguese from present day Sri Lanka. In the medieval times, doctors recommended cinnamon for treating coughs, arthritis, and sore throats. But this common day
spice could also be used to help with common day medical issues like muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, and loss of appetite.
This spice grows on an evergreen tree and is native to islands near Indonesia. Due to fiber content, essential oils, antibacterial characteristics, and high magnesium content, nutmegs can be used to help with pain relief, digestive health, detoxification, halitosis (bad breath), insomnia, and skin health.
From the same family as cardamom and turmeric, the ginger root has been used for thousands of years to alleviated stomach problems, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, coughs, and muscle soreness. Never a bad thing around holidays associated with eating – and lots of it!
Also known as Jamaica pepper, the allspice is the berries that grows on the pimento tree and is said to combine the characteristics of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper. The different components of allspice is said to help with digestive complaints and contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties.
So get a kick of nutrition from moringa and a boost against getting sick this holiday by making a #moringainspired pumpkin pie spice latte.