The uses of pumpkin spice go beyond a latte.You’ll find pumpkin spice everywhere you turn in the fall and winter, and with good reason—this seasonal spice is just so delicious (both in scent and flavor), and it pairs well with so many other flavors.
The blend of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ground ginger can add a warm, comforting feeling to beauty products, home décor, recipes, and more. Here are some non-latte ideas to incorporate the classic fall flavor into your whole day.
In the Morning
Blend a Pumpkin Smoothie
This delightful drink brings together pumpkin and apple — two quintessential fall ingredients — and mixes them with almond milk, Greek yogurt, and of course, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
Make Pumpkin Pancakes
Let's be honest: Whole-grain buttermilk pumpkin pancakes would be delicious any day of the year, but when fall is in full swing, they taste even better.
Many, Many Store-Bought Pumpkin Spice Goods
At this time of the year, supermarkets are filled with pumpkin-spice-flavored goods, including cereal, yogurt, English muffins, bagels, cream cheese, and even butter spread. There’s enough to have a different pumpkin spice treat every day!
During the Day
Stir Pumpkin Spice into a Cup of Tea
Even tea drinkers can enjoy the warm, comforting taste of a PSL. Use pumpkin pie spice to make a latte, or you can grab a bottle of pumpkin spice creamer to mix into your 3 o'clock cup.
Moisturize with Pumpkin Spice
Yes — you can even add pumpkin spice to your beauty routine! One delicious way is to use a lip balm like ChapStick Pumpkin Pie. With one of these you can get that PSL flavor and hydrate your lips at the same time!
Enjoy Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Snacks
When you’re looking for that afternoon snack to power through the rest of your day, grab a pumpkin spice snack, like chocolate, roasted nuts, or even popcorn for a pick-me-up.
In the Evening
Light a Pumpkin Spice Candle
Since pumpkin spice is your happy place, why not fill your home with its comforting scent? Depending on your tolerance for fragrance, look for a candle with a lighter or stronger throw so you can surround yourself with just the right amount of pumpkin spice goodness.
Cook Pumpkin Spice Butternut Soup
Warm yourself with this soothing and creamy butternut squash soup that's been jazzed up with pumpkin pie spice and coconut milk. Once you've ladled your soup, you can top it with yogurt, pumpkin seeds, and a dash more pumpkin spice.
Bake Pumpkin Spice Cookies
If you have a sweet tooth, indulge in these pumpkin cookies, made with a blend of ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. The recipe makes 36 cookies—perfect for sharing!
Originally published on EatingWell.com/Strive.