Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte
-A healthy spin on the women of MN's favorite fall beverage
MN fall is here and although the changing leaves and brisk morning temperatures do well to inform us that winter is fast approaching, we could instead simply observe the female species and determine the same thing. I wouldn't say that women are necessarily happy to see the summer end, but I'm not lying when I say that they usually are beyond excited for fall to arrive! The minute September rolls around I guarantee every woman is digging through the back of her closet pulling out flannels, vests, hats, scarves, and boots in preparation for a drastic wardrobe change. The shorts and dresses are now only fond memories while leggings and faux fur become everyday essentials.
Not only does a woman's wardrobe change with the passing seasons, but usually so does her hair, makeup and even her diet too! Look me in the eye and tell me that once you see the orange leaves begin to fall from the trees you don't want pumpkin EVERYTHING... donuts, coffee, wine, you name it! It really is funny how profound an effect on the human race (or at least half of it) this time of the year can have on the daily habits of people. Iced coffee turns to hot coffee, salad turns to soup, and sandals to boots, but I guess that's half the fun of living in a state where we're able to experience all 4 seasons each and every year.
In lieu of the fast approaching holiday we all associate with pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins, I find it more than fitting to share with you today the recipe for my Paleo PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte). This is an extremely easy, delicious recipe for one of the most popular 'fall drinks' among women, without the added sugars, preservatives, or artificial colors and flavors. This is sure to satisfy all of those pumpkin cravings that have been brought on by the MN fall.
- 8oz. Coffee, brewed
- 2Tbsp Coconut Milk, full fat
- 1Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1Tsp Pumpkin Puree, organic-no sugar added
- 1Tsp Pumpkin Spice
- 1Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup (optional)
- Brew yourself a good, strong cup of coffee (I love my Chemex pour over, but a conventional coffee maker will work just as well)
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on the stovetop
- Bring the liquid to a boil
- Blend the mixture well (1-2min) to create a "frothy" consistency (This can be done on the stovetop with an immersion blender OR carefully pour the ingredients into a standard blender)
- And that's it!