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3 Pumpkin-Flavored Drinks To Help You Feel Your Best All Fall Long

Make these soothing seasonal sips.

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During the fall season, you’ll notice that pumpkin is a part of your diet compared to the rest of the year. Part of this is because pumpkin is at its flavor-peak right now. But also, it’s delicious and nutritious — making it perfect for adding into drinks. These delightful coffeehouse drinks are packed with nutrient-rich pumpkin to keep you happy and healthy.

Boosts Immunity

Pumpkin is brimming with beta-carotene, a plant pigment that’s been shown to boost immune function. This is because beta-carotene converts into vitamin A in your body, which is a key vitamin for strengthening your immune system.

Ushers in Joy

Enjoying a creamy pumpkin sip may help you feel happier. That’s because compounds in the fruit including carotenoids help ease inflammatory responses that are often linked with depressive symptoms.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Dream

Pumpkin spice latte in a glass mug with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cookies
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brewed coffee
  • 1⁄4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

Divide first 3 ingredients among 2 mugs; stir to combine. Top with cream. Makes 2 servings.

Pumpkin Apple Cider Sensation

Pumpkin punch or sangria in a glass with apple, cinnamon
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 3⁄4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1⁄4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 4 cinnamon sticks

Directions:

In pot, heat first 3 ingredients over medium heat, stirring until warm. Ladle cider into 2 glasses. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon. Makes 2 servings.

Pumpkin Chai Latte Sipper

Pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream on wooden table
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Ingredients:

  • 1⁄4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

In pot, heat first 5 ingredients over low heat, stirring until warm. Discard tea bags; pour into 2 mugs. Add cream. Makes 2 servings.

A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, First For Women.

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