Pumpkin Power Latte

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One of the hardest things for me when switching to healthier eating was giving up my sugary espresso drinks from coffee shops. A favorite of mine is the pumpkin spice latte that rolls around each Fall. Pumpkin and Fall just go together. And with Fall being my favorite season, pumpkin naturally makes its way into my meals!

This morning I experimented with making my own pumpkin spice latte. This latte is full of good, healthy fats (your brain will thank you) and low in carbs and protein. A coffee like this is a good option if you want to skip breakfast, but still give your body good, clean fuel and keep the morning munchies away.

Here’s the recipe:

Pumpkin Power Latte

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups hot brewed coffee (regular or decaf)

1/3 cup canned, full-fat coconut milk

1/4 tsp Pumpkin pie spice

Dash of cinnamon

1/4 tsp vanilla

3 Tbsp pumpkin puree

Monk fruit or stevia, to taste (I prefer the monk fruit in this recipe)

Optional: MCT oil (I used 1 TBSP, but if you’re new to it, start with 1 tsp)

Optional: Collagen powder…keep it less than 10g protein

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Directions:

Put coffee in a blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high until nice and frothy. Pour into your favorite mug and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on top if you like.

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This coffee can be sipped throughout the morning to keep cravings away and give your brain a boost of energy because our brains love good healthy fats.

If you’re not a fan of skipping breakfast, try making my Cashew Berry Protein Smoothie instead to start your day off right!

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I’d love to hear how you enjoyed your pumpkin power latte. If you have any tweaks to the recipe, please share! Simply comment below.

Here’s to loving the skin you’re in,