I used to be addicted to coffee, especially lattes. Vanilla lattes were my favorite, and then pumpkin started happening in the fall. And I loved them oh so much. Caffeine seems to burn me right out so I've had to switch to lighter teas but once in a while I just love a big beautiful mug of coffee with spices. I prefer Swiss Water Decaf as it is decaffeinated using steam extraction methods instead of chemicals. Sometimes a little organic stevia can go a long way to bring down the amount of sugars that are put in. Stevia or Monk Fruit are two great non-carb natural sweeteners. Just not too much or they can taste bitter.
Try this recipe for a delicious blended treat.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
3 tbsp coconut milk
1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp pumpkin puree
½ tsp raw/organic honey or maple syrup (optional)
1 cup coffee (decaf if preferred)
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until creamy.
Serve & enjoy!
Tip: You can use tea instead of coffee if you prefer.
Tip 2: For those of you who are 'off' coffee but still love the taste, try using Dandy Blend instead of coffee. It is a combination of dandelion and chicory, has a great coffee flavour to it, good for the adrenals, great for the liver.
Michelle Post is a C.H.N.C. Holistic Nutritional Consultant and Metabolic Balance Coach. She has a passion for helping you achieve Optimum Wellness by holding Nutrition to a higher standard. She has successfully navigated her own health issues with Crohn's Disease, Adrenal Fatigue, Reproductive Health and Weightloss.
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