Have your Pumpkin and Drink it too

By: Megan Lyn Farley

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The weather is finally cooling down here on the west coast & the fall feels are sinking in hard. For me, being the basic bish that I am, that means it’s time to break out the pumpkin. I feel compelled to note that as I write this I am shamelessly scarfing down a slice of pumpkin cheesecake. It. Is. Everything. I honestly just love the warm comfort the aromas and flavors that a good pumpkin recipe can provide. It can be sweet, savory, foods, beverages, it doesn’t matter. If it’s pumpkin, gimme!

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Since we launched our Bäre tincture this month, I decided to hit the kitchen and start whipping up some pumpkin yummies for my soul and for my tummy. I then immediately remembered that I am actually super lazy and impatient and thus, I’ve created 4, easy AF pumpkin beverage recipes to warm your spirit all through the cold season ahead. Oh, and P.S. they are all Vegan friendly!

Yes, I know most people like to go full speed on the pumpkin pre-halloween, so I may seem like I’m late to the party, but i’m not. I def ordered my first PSL when it was 90 degrees out so I get it, but for me, I really start to crave all those pumpkiny comforts in November. It’s the time of year when I’m pulling out all of my favorite sweaters, feeling that twinge of home sickness, breaking out the holiday music and attempting to journal about my daily gratitudes yet again. That is when I reach for the pumpkin. The nostalgia. The warm fuzzies. Soooo, I am going to go whip up a tasty pumpkin beverage, draw myself a hot bath, drop in a Kush Queen Pumpkin Spice Latte Bath Bomb and turn into the magical pumpkin that I truly am. I highly recommed you do the same.

Bullet Proof Pumpkin Spice Coffee

If you are on that Keto kick this year, I highly recommend this warm, creamy and lightly spiced beverage.

You will need:

6 oz brewed coffee of your choosing

1 full dropper of Bäre Daily Wellness Tincture

½ TBSP Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

1 TBSP Full Fat Coconut Milk

1 TBSP Pumpkin Puree

½ tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Cinnamon Extract

1 tsp Pumpkin Spice

Whip it up:

This is such a simple recipe. You just need to toss all of the ingredients into a blender ( I use a Nutri Bullet) and let it pulse in 30-second increments until all ingredients have fully combined.

This step is not optional. If you simply stir the ingredients the oil will not properly incorporate into the coffee and you will be left with an oily beverage. No thanks. The blending ensures you get a delicious and creamy beverage without the oily feel or aftertaste. Be cautious and take it slow when opening your blender as the heat can cause some pressure to build. Pour it up and Enjoy!

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Smoothie

If you are looking for a tasty breakfast, snack or dessert that will satisfy that pumpkin craving and your sweet tooth, you’re gonna want to try this smoothie!

You will need:

1 Dropper of Bäre Daily Wellness

1 Frozen Banana

1 Cup Apple juice

3 Pitted Dates (Soaked in hot water for 10 minutes)

2 TBSP Pumpkin  Puree

1 tsp Pumpkin Spice

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Pinch sea salt (add in the blender)

1 Pinch coarse sea salt (for topping)

Whip it up:

This recipe will call for your blender as well. Again, simply toss all of your ingredients into the blender and let it go until you get a smooth creamy consistency. You may need to remove the lid and scrape things down once or twice to ensure all of the dates and bananas get broken down to your liking. Pour into your favorite cup (I’m a mug for everything kinda girl), top with a few scoops of this Bäre Whipped Cream recipe, a sprinkle of cinnamon and coarse Sea Salt and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice French Press Latte

If you want to feel fancy AF, and get a strong, smooth and elegant cup of coffee in your hands, I got you. I love a good cup of french press and this pumpkin spice version steals my heart!

What you will need:

1 dropper Bäre Daily Wellness

2 rounded TBSP Ground Coffee

2 tsp Pumpkin Spice + ½ tsp

6 oz Scalding Water (almost boiling, but not quite)

4 oz Almond Milk (or Milk of your choosing)

2 TBSP Pumpkin Puree

Whip it up:

Heat your water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add your coffee grounds, and Pumpkin Spice to the French Press. Once the water reaches scalding, add to French Press, and stir well to combine. Add the top and let steep for 5 minutes. Gently press down.

While your coffee is steeping, in your blender, add the milk, Bäre Daily Wellness, ½ tsp of pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree. Blend well until you get a nice froth.

Pour your french pressed coffee into a 12oz or larger cup, add the frothed milk and sweeten to your desired taste.

Hot Pumpkin Creme

For any non-coffee drinkers out there, you’ve got to try this recipe. Get all the cozy hot chocolate feels, but in non-dairy, pumpkin alternative. Soooo creamy!!

What you need:

1 dropper Bäre Daily Wellness

8 oz almond milk (or milk of your choosing)

1 tsp Cornstarch

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 TBSP non-dairy creamer (or creamer or choice)

2 TBSP pumpkin Puree

1 tsp pumpkin spice

Whip it up:

In a small bowl mix the cornstarch with 1 TBSP warm water until fully incorporated. Add all remaining ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a small pot, add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and let heat for 3-5 minutes. Transfer to your favorite mug, add marshmallows, whip cream or a sprinkle or cinnamon (or all three) to complete this tasty beverage.

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You know we want to see all your favorite pumpkin spice and holiday recipes!! Show us how you are using our bäre daily Wellness tincture to amp up the festivities by tagging @kushqueenshop & @kushqueenco in your insta posts and stories!

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