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Kava DSM Fall Favorites: Perfect Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl, Autumn Harvest Mocktail, and a sumptuous Pumpkin Spice Waffle
So glad you’re here, because we’re going on an island trip!
Okay, so maybe real life in DesMoines doesn’t normally include palm trees and waterfalls, but since I opened Kava DSM late this summer, that’s changed! That’s right, walking into our new Kava restaurant at 300 Martin Luther King Parkway is like walking onto the Jersey shore or an island beach. And the food we serve there isn’t only healthy, it’s beautiful, tropical, and delicious.
In fact, everything at Kava DSM is good for you. If you know me from my first Des Moines business, Natural Health Improvement Center, you know my overall passion is for good, healthy living, and for making it happen for as many people as I can. We’ve already been doing that at NHIC here since 2018 and now, at Kava DSM, we’re bringing our community more of a good thing!. Everything at Kava DSM is good for you--all coffees are organic and food offerings are plant-based, including the gelato! And, of course, there’s the Kava.
What’s Kava? Well, Kava is a tea made from Piper methysticum, a plant native to the western Pacific islands. It’s highly valued there not only as a social drink, but as a beverage that promotes relaxation. Heavy kava is used for stress relief, and insomnia. Heady kava is a good wakeup and we’re offering both as a healthy, delicious alternative. Wait until you see what we’ve done with it!
First, if you’re drinking Kava alone at Kava DSM, it will come to you in the traditional coconut shell. Just tip it up, take a sip, and dream of the ocean. If, however, you want a little more adventure, try it in one of our mocktails, a zero-proof mix of refreshing flavors. We always have a selection of mocktails at the restaurant, like Kavamosa, Kavarita, and Kava Kolada, but it’s autumn, so we merged our usual island flavors with a brand new seasonal one, the Autumn Harvest.
Here’s the recipe: