Best Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Hot Cocoa

Cook's notes: I scaled this recipe down to fit a 16-oz travel mug, but left the amount of cinnamon the same. It's delicious, warming, and quite filling and just lightly sweetened, whether you use brown sugar or maple syrup. It's already in heavy rotation at our house. This wonderful drink makes a long morning commute …

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Perfect Pumpkin Chai Spice Latte

Cook's notes: A revised version of Pumpkin Chai Latte from 2014.  I was inspired to redo the recipe using Pumpkin Chai Spice tea bags from Twinings. I was delighted their tea already had the spices blended in. The finished result is delicious and not too sweet. This new recipe uses the tea latte proportions (2 …

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Kefir Smoothie

Cook's notes: Kefir gives this smoothie a wonderful tangy flavor. This is a great smoothie without greens, similar to the transitional Low Fiber Smoothie: Peach. Makes about 3.5 cups. (2 servings)   2 cups vanilla Kefir yogurt drink 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 banana, peeled and chopped 3/4 cup frozen blueberries (unsweetened) 1/4 cup frozen cherries (unsweetened) Add …

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