New Year, New You

Medical Spa in Melbourne, FL

2018 is upon us and with it comes the expectation of bettering ourselves. All day we see and hear advertisements reminding us of our New Year’s Resolutions or what they should be. Everything from quitting smoking to learning a new language but undoubtedly the number one resolution time and time again is to lose weight and be healthier. This is clear by the overwhelming amount of diets and gym membership commercials we see a hundred times a day. Whether it’s Marie Osmond trying to sell me Nutrisystem or Oprah with Weight Watchers, I’m over it.

However, losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle is more than just paying for overpriced gym trainers and eating chemical filled prepackaged food. It’s a mindset that only you can feel. You have to want to do it because you want to and you need to believe in yourself, it all begins there.  Then with the help of qualified professionals and a healthy, clean eating style, you will be on the fast track to weight loss. According to Forbes Magazine only 8% of people who set New Years Resolutions will stick with them. Let’s change that statistic. It all starts with a positive mind. Keep your goals realistic, safe and believe in yourself. Then let the highly qualified professionals at Essentials give you a hand. Their team can not only help with weight loss and nutrition but your overall well being. It’s important to stay healthy, stress free and keep your energy levels high during your weight loss journey. Essentials will give you the individualized attention and expertise you need to attain this goal, that you can’t get anywhere else.

what essentials has to offer

Weight Loss Coach and Nutritionist – When trying to lose weight its vital to have a support system. With Essentials you have a team by your side helping you achieve your weight-loss goal. Their MD and Nutritionist/Wellness Coach have combined information, meal options, recipes and even healthy snack options to guide you along your journey. Your coach is not just a meal planner. She will educate, guide and evaluate. Your own personal cheerleader who wants to see you succeed as much as you want to.

Medical Prescriptions – The trained medical professionals at Essentials have prescriptions that can help assist you with your weight loss journey. They offer appetite suppressants, which are Clinically proven to reduce weight, it also decreases your appetite and boosts your metabolism, making it easier to make healthier food choices and portion control. They also have Lipo B injections. Lipotropic injections contain nutrients that contain fat burning compounds, amino acids, vitamin b12 and other vitamins and minerals. It aids in boosting your metabolism, reducing appetite, increasing energy and helping your body to burn fat. They also have specialized IV Drips that help with weight loss. They are designed with a special blend of metabolism boosters, coupled with an appetite suppressant and trace elements to maximize your weight loss.

B12 INJECTIONS –  Essentials has B12 Shots. B12 is essential for improving mood, energy, and concentration. It’s also shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. It can help improve sleep and boost your immune system. Their trained medical professional team can administer these shots. T

Health and Wellness Treatment Options – Essentials offers an array of Health & Wellness programs developed for not only weight-loss, but stress-reduction, mental well-being and spiritual wellness. These packages can include nutrition plans, wellness coaching, stress reduction with massage and supplement recommendations. Others include these as well as Emotional Help, Hormone Balance Test Kit, B12 Shot, Skin Analysis & Treatment Recommendations.

Meditation Classes – Essentials also will be offering meditation classes guided by their Reiki Master, Renee Masse.  Your Intention is extremely powerful and is what will gain in strength the more you follow this practice. Intention allows for other goals and objectives to manifest in life. Meditation is also about awareness in the present moment. It is awareness of breath and sensations throughout the body without the measure of judgment.

Reiki and Chakra Balancing – Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. It is also a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

Essentials has all the tools, help and support you need. Every resolution begins with you. Wanting to change and better yourself is the first and most important step. If you’ve already slipped up, that’s okay. If you haven’t started yet, that’s okay. There shouldn’t be a timetable for bettering yourself. It’s a new year, time for a new you.


Juice That Detoxifies

Medical Weight Loss in Melbourne, FL

Soon will begin the season of overcrowded gyms and yo-yo dieting. After weeks of stuffing our faces with Christmas cookies, we may not feel or look our best. Looking to get a jump start on those New Year’s weight loss resolutions?  You could get the flu like I did, or try a homemade detox juice. With a proper diet, detox juices are an all-natural way to cleanse your body. Comprised of fresh fruits and vegetables, they are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Have your body feeling regular again. Detox juices with a proper diet are a safe and tasty way to jump start your New Years resolutions. After trying some of these delicious recipes your stomach will be saying thank you!

detox juice recipes

Wash all your fruits and vegetables carefully. Remove the skin and seeds. Chop into small pieces and place in your juicer. If you don’t have a juicer try blending your fruits and veggies until you get a thin liquid then pour it through a fine metal strainer. Each recipe will make roughly around two drinks.

Green Machine

  • 2 green apples
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 8 kale leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1 piece fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup spinach

Orange Bliss

  • 2 large Gala apples
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 large orange
  • 2 medium pears
  • 1 small sweet potato

Tropical Oasis

  • 1 large apple
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 piece fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup mango


IV Drip Therapy: What It Can Do For You

IV Therapy in Melbourne, FL

IV Drip Therapy can tackle anything from your worst hangover to helping your body recuperate after a new gym routine. It’s designed to rehydrate, replenish, revitalize, rejuvenate and restore. Essentials offers several customized options that are tailor-made for what you need most. IV Drips and IM Shots maximize health, prevent illness and reverse disease.  Below is a glance at the vast options that Essentials Medispa has to offer.

IV Drip Therapy Options

Hydrate Drip

This great for all you athletes and gym rats out there. Dehydration is the #1 cause of aging & fatigue. This drip goes beyond sports drinks, delivering high doses of fluids, and electrolytes into the bloodstream for instant rehydration after athletic activity or too much sun. It balances salts, restores hydration and flushes out toxins and Lactic Acid build-up.

Energy Boost Drip

Great for first timers, this drip is loaded with mega-B vitamins, Magnesium, Calcium and Trace Elements. This IV helps energize your body for days, restores optimal health and fights infection and fatigue. Great for jet-lag and improving mental clarity.

Anti-Aging/Skin Drip

Ideal for people who aren’t in love with their complexion and seeking that natural glow. Aside from hydration, the biggest reason for an anti-aging skin boost is to maximize absorption of specific vitamins and promote collagen and elastin production as well as potent nutrients that promote healthy skin, hair and nails. It also restores hydration, prevents and reverses free-radicals.

Immune Boost Drip

Boost your immunity, flush your toxins and reduce your chance of getting sick with this IV Drip. Designed with a special blend of high dose immune-boosting Vitamin C, coupled with mega B’s and trace elements to maximize your immune system. Perfect for frequent flyers, those with low immunity or exposure.

Weight Loss Drip

Increase your metabolism, suppress your appetite and restore hydration. Designed with a special blend of metabolism boosters, coupled with an appetite suppressant and trace elements to maximize your weight loss.

Hangover Relief Drip

With New Year’s coming, a hangover is almost inevitable. Prepare yourself now. Alcohol has a variety of effects on the body. Most notably dehydration. This effect can lead to fatigue, weakness, muscle aches, headaches and a variety of other symptoms. Alcohol also irritates the lining of the stomach which can result in nausea, and/or vomiting.

The Hangover IV attacks all these metabolic abnormalities in one in as little as 45 minutes. Fluid is replaced intravenously which is not only quicker but bypasses the stomach who’s lining can already be temporarily damaged. The IV contains medications that decrease nausea and headache as well as vitamins and minerals to replenish and revive.

Executive Stress/Detox Drip

Ideal for rapidly replenishing those vitamins and minerals our modem lifestyle depletes. More efficient than oral daily vitamins, this IV has high doses of the Myers Cocktail and is perfect for executives, people on the go or those with daily stress. It not only hydrates and boosts your immune system but it detoxifies the body and relieves pain. Great for executives, high-stress lifestyles, and those always on the go.

IM Shot Options

B12 – Pure Energy Shot

B12 Package of 5

Lypo B+ – Metabolic Weight loss Shot

Glutathione Shot

Glutathione is the most powerful internal antioxidant and helps to stabilize and regulate our vitamin and nutrient intake, allowing them to work more efficiently in our bodies. it helps to detoxify, reduces intracellular inflammation and oxidative stress. While our own bodies naturally produce glutathione, pollution, toxins, medication, poor diet and the natural aging process depletes the levels. Sufficient levels of glutathione improves all other antioxidants and helps them effectively fight free radicals in the body.

Biotin Shot

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is part of the B Complex group of vitamins. It is a requisite for maintaining healthy hair, skin and nails. All B’s help to convert carbs (food) into glucose (fuel) which the body uses to produce energy. Biotin is also effective in protecting the skin from infections, rashes and acne.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a super-antioxidant that is clinically proven to boost immunity and is involved in many body functions, including, wound healing, maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth, the formation of collagen and absorption of iron. It is also one of the safest and most effective nutrients.


Merry Christmas

Medical Spa in Melbourne, FL

Christmas. A joyous time of year that can be often overshadowed by stress and disappointment when everything isn’t going “ just right.”  Despite jolly Santa Claus and smiling snowmen plastered everywhere, the “Christmas spirit” can seem hard to reach. Negative thoughts still occur by the slightest inconveniences like; overcrowded airports, missing packages and no parking spots at the mall. It’s important though that we realize what we do have and that we are grateful for it.

Growing up with a single parent after losing my mom at a young age, the holidays weren’t always easy. With three other siblings, we didn’t always have the latest and greatest Christmas gifts. I was often jealous of my friends when we compared presents. However, my father said something to me when I was a kid that I never really embraced until my adult years. He told me that someone is always going to have it better than you but someone is always going to have it worse.” Telling me to be grateful for what I have. These words could not be more true. We all have different backgrounds and traditions when it comes to celebrating Christmas but one thing we all have in common is we all have something to be grateful for.

This can be easily forgotten throughout the year but especially this time of year when we are all running around like crazy. When rushing to your airport gate, instead of complaining, be appreciative of your ability to rush around. Your ability to walk, not everyone is so lucky.  Your packages may come late but at least you have loved ones to buy gifts for. Some people spend this holiday alone. It can be painfully annoying circling the mall dozens of times without finding a spot but try to be appreciative that you have a vehicle and you made it there safely.

With losing my mother at a young age it wasn’t always a smooth and happy time growing up but I’m grateful for the close bond that I have with my siblings and father that came out of it. Several years ago I went to a benefit for a young boy who had a brain tumor. He was strong, positive and happy. This always inspired me. He also beat it and lives a perfect, healthy life now. I purchased a ribbon his sister knitted and have left it on my purse ever since. I, like many of us can get stressed and negative easily but I like to keep this as a reminder to keep me in prospective on how lucky I am. There are a lot of things I don’t like or complain about but at the end of the day I have good health, a great family and the best boyfriend in the world (sorry ladies).

One of my favorite quotes is by Epicurus, an ancient Greek philosopher. He said, “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Although written thousands of years ago this mentality should still hold true today. Not just at Christmas time but always. Think about what you have to be grateful for and cherish it.  Merry Christmas!


What Is IV Drip Therapy?

It has become known as, “the mother of all antioxidants.” Exclaimed by medical professionals and celebrities alike. The list of its benefits is endless. From strengthening immunity and burning fat to helping with re-hydration and anti-aging. IV Drip therapy isn’t just for celebrities anymore. Anyone can utilize this life altering experience with just a little drip. It’s perfect for athletes, business professionals and busy moms alike. Busy days, long flights and strenuous physical activity can all drain our immunity and energy leaving us susceptible to getting sick and injured.

Essentials offers several different options when it comes to choosing your drip. We are going to talk about all of these tomorrow but first let’s learn a little about IV Drip Therapy and the process that is involved.

7 Questions About IV Drip Therapy at Essentials Medispa with Mike Murphy, Infusion Specialist

Mike Murphy is a credited Infusion Specialist at Essentials Medispa. He has 18 years of experience as a Firefighter and Paramedic. He has worked for pre-hospital agencies and hospitals, as well as working as a Flight Paramedic on a Helicopter.

What is the setup like for IV Drip Therapy?

Process is just like the hospital, we provide everyone a private room unless they request to be with a friend etc, the site is prepped using aseptic technique.

Who can do it?

No physical is needed and can be done by anyone unless on a fluid restriction by Physician.

How often can it be done?

Can be done as much or as little as individual wants, we have several clients that have it weekly and some do it twice a week.

Is there recovery time?

No recovery time is needed and you can drive yourself to the appointment, discomfort is about the same as having your blood drawn.

Who is IV Drip Therapy for?

Treatment is perfect for anyone looking for a boost of energy, several clients use it to prevent sickness after traveling a lot or to avoid jet lag after long flights. Great for working parents looking for that extra energy or those working hours. This is excellent for when you feel a cold coming on to keep it from being as severe. We have one treatment that is for skin health helps with collagen production to get that “Glow”

Where do you get the supplements from that are put into your IV?

All of our IV supplements are custom compounded for us in a Pharmacy and are the type and quality that would be administered in the Hospital.

Are there any recommendations to enhance the treatment?

You can add Vitamin C or other powerful anti-oxidants to boosts your immunity and energy levels.

What’s my first step if I’m interested in IV Drip Therapy.

Consults are free you can sit down with me and discuss your needs/concerns and so we can find the right treatment to fit your needs.


Hot Stone Massage

Massage Therapy in Melbourne, FL

My eyelids are fluttering as I’m losing the battle to keep them open. I’m sprawled across soft, cozy sheets as soothing music is being played in the background. I almost drift away to sleep as I start to feel gentle warmth and pressure from my massage therapist. I awake from a slightly euphoric state and remember where I was, I am getting a massage. Massages are incredible for your body and soul. There are very few things on this earth that give me the same satisfaction that I get from a massage (pizza being one of them). Massages can help with aches, release tension and promote relaxation. Massage Therapy is not only an amazing way to help with pain but it is also a great way to reduce stress. Routine massage therapy can help stop the stress and aches from building up in the first place.

However this massage I received today isn’t an ordinary massage, it’s a hot stone massage. I have always been mesmerized when I used to see pictures of them in the past, thinking to myself, what are those stones for? My theory that they were used for dramatic effect was quickly crushed as I learned all about what’s behind the stone in a hot stone massage. These aren’t pebbles you find in the park. The stones used during this massage are volcanic rocks that are heated, adding another level to your traditional massage. The use of hot stones can be traced back to over 2,000 years ago. In China they were originally placed on a person’s body as a way to improve organ function. They were also used because of their believed “healing powers” in North America, South America, Africa, Europe and India over the years. These traditions included laying stones in patterns on the body, carrying or wearing stones for health and protection, using stones for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and for ceremonial uses, such as sweat lodges and medicine wheels, according to Massage Magazine.

Today they are used to warm the muscle tissue, intensifying the massage experience. Madalyn Anderson is the Massage Lead at Essentials Medispa. She says, “Hot stone massages promote sleep, increase circulation and can help reduce stress and anxiety.” These are all characteristics of a traditional massage but by warming the stones and using long, relaxing strokes it helps the muscles even more. Madalyn adds, “This warming of the tissue allows the muscle to relax, which leads to reduced muscle tension and pain, the stones can also be placed along the spine.” This can improve the flow of energy in your body. Anyone can receive a hot stone massage, with the exception of people with edema and pregnant women. This massage does raise your blood pressure, which is not good for the baby. Essentials does offer a Pre-Baby Bliss Prenatal Massage that is great for expected mothers past their first trimester.

If you are unsure about a hot stone massage or have more questions, call the spa today and learn more. Or try a hot stone add-on for only $15 to any massage. If hot stones aren’t your thing, Essentials has an extended list of massages for all your needs. Some of their more popular massages are the Ultimate Unwinder and Thai Massage. The Ultimate Unwinder is a deep relaxing, full body massage that offers a blend of Swedish and circulatory strokes. It’s Essentials “signature” massage. The Thai Massage has also been called the “yoga” massage because the therapist uses their hands, knees and legs to move you into a series of stretches. Muscle compression, joint mobilization and acupressure are all used during the treatment. Truly and unique and rewarding experience. I truly enjoyed my hot stone massage experience but when it comes to massages there is something for everybody. Talk to one of Essential’s massage therapists today, seeing what works best for you. Get ready to transcend and let the relaxation begin.


Essentials Medispa & Salon Winter ’17 Journal

Grab a cup of coffee… Snuggle under a blanket and imagine a fire crackling in the corner. Enjoy the Winter Edition of the Essentials Journal.

Winter Salads

Medical Weight Loss in Melbourne, FL

Once just a side, salads have now become quite a staple meal in households and restaurants across the country. They are flavorful, crispy and healthy. Salads are great because of their versatility. You can dress them up or down for each individual’s taste. They can be used as a snack or load them up for a full blown meal. Although more popular in summer months because of their refreshing taste, salads are great year round. On cooler days, try these traditional salads with a warm twist.

Grilled Greek Salad

  • 4 romaine hearts cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/4 cup chopped hot banana peppers or pepperoncini peppers
  • 1/4 pitted Kalamata olives
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt, pepper and garlic powder

Oil your grill top or grill pan with olive oil. Drizzle romaine hearts with oil and seasonings. Sear 1-2 minutes on each side. It should have a light char. Top lettuce with all your remaining ingredients and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Pairs nice with grilled chicken. This will make four salads.

Fried Goat Cheese Salad

  • 16 oz.of spring mix greens
  • 6 oz. of goat cheese (the log)
  • 1/4 cup diced roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs.
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt, pepper and garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil for frying (avoid olive oil)
  • lemon vinaigrette dressing

Place your goat cheese log in the freezer for 30 minutes. Wisk your egg with the seasonings. Sprinkle your bread crumbs onto a plate. Slice the goat cheese log into 1/2 inch rings. Dip in egg wash then roll around in bread crumbs, coating the entire goat cheese slice. Heat a pan with cooking oil. Place breaded goat cheese rounds in pan. Flip them carefully, until they are golden brown on each side. Assemble your salad on a plate with spring mix, peppers and artichoke hearts. Top each salad with a fried goat cheese. When you cut into it, it will be gooey and delicious. Drizzle with lemon dressing. This will make four salads. Great with whole wheat baguette.

Taco Salad

  • 1/2 pound of extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (low sodium)
  • 16 oz. of baby spinach mix
  • 1/4 cup diced sweet peppers
  • 1 tablespoon diced red onions
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup lite ranch dressing

Cook ground beef and turkey. Add in the taco seasoning. Cook according to packet. Toss together the spinach, peppers, onions and cheese. Place the salad mix onto four plates. Top each with 1/4 of the meat. Whisk together the salsa and lite ranch dressing. Drizzle over the top. Makes four salads. Great with whole wheat tortilla chips.


Importance Of A Trim

Hair Salon Services in Melbourne, FL

As my hair stylist pushes the pedal to raise my chair, I can’t help but notice the frizz fest which is my hair in the mirror. It’s not only dull and lifeless, but my split ends have split ends. With a worrisome tone, my stylist asks when was the last time I was here. I nervously mumbled six months. I heard silence for a second, followed by a sigh and then she began cutting. I clearly have waited too long in-between trims. There are several reasons sometimes we don’t give our hair the routine maintenance it deserves. It can be hard with our hectic schedules to make it to the hairdresser or maybe we don’t want to spend money on “just a trim.” Some of us are desperately trying to grow our hair out after a regretful short cut or if you’re like me all of the above.

Regular trims are vital to hair health, whether you are trying to grow it out or maintain a certain hairstyle. Just ask, Julianna Stafford, Master Hairstylist and Salon Lead at Essentials Medispa. She explains that trims are very essential because they allow your hair to grow by getting rid of the dry brittle ends, which keeps your hair healthy and eliminates breakage. The problem I experienced because of my procrastination was they had to take a lot off because of how damaged my hair was. According to Julianna, almost always, if you wait past the point of a regular trims you will need inches off instead of the minimal.”

When it comes to the timeline of when one should get a maintenance trim, Julianna says it differs for everyone. “There are so many different scenarios, I personalize what each of my clients’ needs are; how much maintenance do they want, what is their lifestyle, how much heat do they use on their hair.” The answers to these questions allows her to decide how frequently they should visit the salon.” She suggests 3-5 weeks for someone with a shorter style or a couple weeks longer for those with longer styles. She only recommends people wait 12 weeks if they have very healthy hair and don’t want a lot of maintenance.

These questions also help stylists decide what products are right for your hair. Some products are a necessity to keep hair healthy and hydrated with the daily abuse we put it through. Julianna says that products are so important to her. “I’m not the type to push clients to purchase items that their hair doesn’t need. Every individual should use a leave in, especially if you live in Florida. There is always heat, the sun can damage our hair like it does our skin. If you are in a colder climate, like me. The winter is equally brutal to our hair, by pulling out the moisture. These products are essential for everyone’s hair.  Essentials carries great Kevin Murphy products that have an SPF, that protects hair. The salon also offers 4 different Kevin Murphy treatments. Make your routine trim trip worthwhile, they can be added on to any hair service.

Still nervous about  finding the time or paying for routine maintenance. Essentials offers three different levels of hairstylists. They have Jr Stylists, Sr Stylists and Master Stylists. These levels are determined by years of experience, color knowledge, service and retail sales and rebooking. All very knowledgeable and talented, but gives you three different pricing options and several appointment times to work with, depending on what you are looking for. Avoid the frizz look. Schedule an appointment today.  Talk with Julianna or one of the several talented stylists about what you are looking to get out of your cut.


Thanksgiving Dessert For All

Medical Weight Loss in Melbourne, FL

Thanksgiving, a day of stuffing our faces. Undoubtedly the number one diet cheat day of the year. However for some it can’t be a cheat day. For those with food allergies and diet restrictions, this time of year can be difficult. Imagine having to skip some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditional sides or saying no to dessert. It’s tough to have food sensitivities in general but around the holidays it can be extra hard. Luckily advances have been made over the past few years in the culinary world that have enabled us to create gluten, dairy and sugar-free recipes that are delicious.

There are tons of great websites out there dedicated to people with food restricted diets or allergies. I pulled three recipes from popular websites below that are great for people with gluten allergies, dairy intolerance and diabetes. I have tried them all and they are delicious.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

This recipe comes from

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour blend
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice


  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, sugar, canola oil, pumpkin, eggs and vanilla until fully incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. Pour 1/3 of the dry mixture at a time into the wet ingredients making sure to fully combine before adding more.
  5. Use a small cookie scoop to place mounds of the dough onto the parchment paper.
  6. Flatten out the mounds by smoothing the top with the back of a spoon. (The shape they are going into the oven is pretty much the shape they will be when they are done)
  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool before glazing.
  9. To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and yogurt until smooth. (I like to make my frosting thicker so I use less yogurt)
  10. Frost each cookie and enjoy!

Diabetic Friendly Pumpkin Pie

This recipe comes from

  • 1 – 9 inch pie crust
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
  • 6 packets of granulated artificial sweetener ( I recommend Truvia)
  • 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup evaporated milkPreheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together egg, sugar substitute, and pumpkin pie spice until well blended. Add pumpkin and milk to egg mixture, and stir until smooth. Pour mixture into pie shell.
  2. Place pie on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until set in center.

Dairy free pumpkin mousse

This recipe comes from

  • 1 cup Silk Vanilla Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup 100% maplesyrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator for an hour to thicken ( recommend doing this)
  3. Serve and enjoy!