Chocolate Pumpkin “Martini”



    • 2 cups cooked, pureed pumpkin
    • 1/2 cup maple syrup
    • 1/2 cup coconut oil (make sure it’s fully liquefied. If it isn’t, heat it up a bit.)
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
    • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 3 tablespoons almond milk


    • Whisk all ingredients in bowl. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
    • Serve in martini glasses and, if you like, garnish with shaved chocolate, candied pecans, chocolate covered strawberries.

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    Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Health Educator, and Culinary Consultant focused on teaching REAL health through lifestyle and dietary choices that are easy and delicious. She whips up healthy and delicious meals on her own TV show Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures on Z Living. Originally working in investments in Toronto, Canada, Peggy found her true passion for nutrition and healthy eating by bringing her own guilt-free goodies to corporate meetings as an alternative to bagels and danishes. As colleagues and clients became intrigued, Peggy started leading seminars and founded a company-wide corporate wellness program. Seven years later, Peggy followed her passion to the United States where she became certified as a Health Educator, and graduated from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in California. She is the founder of beVibrant consulting in Toronto, where she develops wellness programs for large corporate clients, schools, and food establishments. Peggy is the resident nutritionist for CBC’s Steven and Chris show, and has been featured in major publications including Fitness Magazine, Shape and Yahoo! Shine.