Pumpkin spice season is upon us. Very exciting, yes, but may not always be the healthiest beverage option. We are happy to add our autumn beverages of Organic Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew and Organic Pumpkin Spice Hot Coffee to the menu, made with only 100% organic, plant-based, and gluten-free ingredients. Want to take a deeper dive into all things pumpkin spice?
Our Healthy and Healing ORGANIC Ingredients:
Coffee, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Ginger, Cardamom, Coconut Sugar, Brazil Nut Milk
Cinnamon - Contains strong antioxidant, anti-tumor, and anti-inflammatory properties(1).
Nutmeg - Supports gut health and the nervous system. Nutmeg has shown antioxidant and antimicrobial effects (2).
Clove - Contains antioxidants, can help to treat inflammation, diabetes, abdominal pain, and hypertension. May also promote brain health, warding off Alzheimer’s Disease (3).
Allspice - May help to relieve indigestion and contains anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties (4).
Ginger - Can promote healthy aging, is immune-boosting, and possess antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties (5).
Cardamom - Has been known to stimulate metabolism, support digestion, and exhibits anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects (6).
Coconut Sugar - Coconut sugar has gained recent popularity as a healthier replacement for white or cane sugar varieties. It contains more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Coconut sugar is high in vitamin C and potassium (7).
House-Made Brazil Nut Milk - Contains Selenium, a trace mineral and an essential nutrient for one’s health. Brazil nuts have some of the highest concentrations of selenium (8). Containing high levels of phytonutrients, Brazil nuts can assist in lowering cholesterol and triggering antioxidant and anti-proliferative (inhibiting cell growth) activity within the body (9).
Large coffee chains out there are offering this for 16oz.:
MILK, PUMPKIN SPICE SAUCE [SUGAR, CONDENSED SKIM MILK, PUMPKIN PUREE, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE JUICE FOR COLOR, NATURAL FLAVORS, ANNATTO, SALT, POTASSIUM SORBATE], BREWED ESPRESSO, WHIPPED CREAM [CREAM (CREAM, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, CARAGEENAN), VANILLA SYRUP (SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVORS, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID)], PUMPKIN SPICE TOPPING [CINNAMON, GINGER, NUTMEG, CLOVE, SULFITING AGENTS]
With a whopping 50+ grams of sugar, eeek!
Come by or order one of our many healing, cozy warmer weather beverages online:
Organic Pumpkin Spice Hot Coffee or Cold Brew - Organic Vibrant coffee with house-made Brazil nut milk and lightly sweetened with house-made pumpkin spice syrup.
Organic Rose Cardamom Hot Coffee or Cold Brew - Organic Vibrant coffee with Brazil nut milk, lightly sweetened with house-made rose cardamom syrup.
Organic Rishi Teas - Enjoy a wide variety of hot and iced teas from white peony, earl grey, and chai to our organic blue jasmine iced tea.
Organic Turmeric Latte - Our house-made mix of turmeric and spices, with creamy coconut milk, and lightly sweetened using coconut sugar.
Organic Hot Chocolate - Organic house-made hot chocolate mix
Organic Choffe - A really fun mix of Organic Vibrant Dark Vibes coffee and house-made hot chocolate.
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6 Goyal SN, Sharma C, Mahajan UB, Patil CR, Agrawal YO, Kumari S, Arya DS, Ojha S. Protective Effects of Cardamom in Isoproterenol-Induced Myocardial Infarction in Rats. Int J Mol Sci. 2015 Nov 17;16(11):27457-69. doi: 10.3390/ijms161126040. PMID: 26593900; PMCID: PMC4661898.
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