So I realize it’s only August but Fall is coming and that means crisp air, cute boots, comfy oversized sweaters, and pumpkin everything!
One of my favourite pumpkin treats is a pumpkin spiced latte. Warm, sweet, and delicious… my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Like me, you may have been a little heart broken, although not all that surprised, about Food Babe’s recent article on what’s really in a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. Here’s an overview:
Not very pretty. Have no fear though because there are a ton of healthy alternatives out there. Healthy guilt-free pumpkin spice lattes? Yes please! I did a quick search on-line and found a bunch of yummy recipes to try which I’ve copied below. The best part is these home-made versions use real ingredients that you probably have at home right now like:
- Almond milk (side note: Vancouver peeps, have you checked out Nuez Milk yet? They make AMAZING raw, fair trade, certified organic nut milks)
- Pumpkin purée
- Vanilla extract
- Maple syrup
- Coffeeee (or espresso)
- Pumpkin pie spice*
*Pumpkin pie spice is super easy to make. Combine 50% cinnamon, 20% nutmeg, 15% ginger, 10% ground clove, and 5% cardamom. Voilà!
Got the ingredients? Good. Now either create your own masterpiece or click through below to follow one of these super yummy pumpkin spice lattes recipes:
Recipe 1 from Antioxidant Coffee
Recipe 2 from Mama Natural
Recipe 3 from from Foodie Fiasco
I can’t wait to get in my kitchen and start playing.
Daily Affirmation: “I am creative and playful”