Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte + Fall Golden "Milk"

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by Shelley Hopper

Whether you prefer your own homemade lattes, Starbucks, Pete's, Dunkin', or mom-n-pop local coffee shops, we wanted to bring you a healthy lil' gem you could make at home (for when you're not in a hurry scooting through a drive-thru after busy school lines or baseball practice). Mama, meet this healthy pumpkin spice latte AND this fall golden milk!

 

PS - Not a coffee drinker? I'm not either, so that's why I wanted to make a recipe that could work either way...as a latte OR as golden milk. So, from my home kitchen to yours, I hope this gives you allllll the fall feels, and warms your belly as much as your sweet soul. 

This homemade pumpkin spice latte is made with real food ingredients, has anti-inflammatory properties, and is as cozy in your belly as you are in our new fall retail line, which you can shop here

 

PPS - this drink goes perfectly in our new fall mugs! Shop for them here!

 

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Ingredients for Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte:

  • 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons organic pumpkin puree (either out of a can or cook the pumpkin yourself, then puree it) 
  • 1 cup organic and unsweetened cashew, almond, or coconut milk 
  • 2 teaspoons organic coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon raw, organic honey or maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin spice/pie seasoning
  • A couple small shakes of tumeric
  • A pinch of ground black pepper (helps the tumeric absorb)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure, organic vanilla extract 
  • 1/4-1/2 cup brewed coffee or shot of espresso

Directions for Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte::
  1. Grab a small pan and begin to warm it over the oven on medium heat. Add the pumpkin, non-dairy milk of choice, honey or maple syrup, seasonings, and vanilla extract
  2. Use a whisk and whisk ingredients together as fast as you can for about 30-40 seconds, or until foamy consistency is achieved
  3. Pour your coffee or espresso into one of these FIT4MOM mugs
  4. Add pumpkin + milk mixture atop coffee
  5. Optional: if you have a milk steamer, steam extra non-dairy milk and add to top, then sprinkle with a little pinch of pumpkin pie spice (and love!)
  6. Enjoy!

 

 

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 Ingredients for Healthy Fall Golden "Milk":

  • 2 tablespoons organic pumpkin puree (either out of a can or cook the pumpkin yourself, then puree it) 
  • 1 1/2 cup organic and unsweetened cashew, almond, or coconut milk 
  • 2-3 teaspoons organic coconut cream
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) raw, organic honey or organic pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pumpkin spice/pie seasoning
  • 1/16 teaspoon ground tumeric (couple small shakes)
  • A pinch of ground black pepper (helps the tumeric absorb)
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon pure, organic vanilla extract 
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin apple sauce (we found at Sprouts!)
 
Directions for Healthy Fall Golden Milk::
  1. Grab a small pan and begin to warm it over the oven on medium heat. Add all ingredients slowly, stirring as you go
  2. Use a whisk and whisk ingredients together as fast as you can for about 30-40 seconds, or until foamy consistency is achieved
  3. Pour your mixture into one of these FIT4MOM mugs
  4. Enjoy!

 

As mamas are best paired with coffee, wine, or simple toddler snuggles, these recipes go best with these mugs!

 

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Cheers, Mama!

What warms your belly and soul in the fall?

Let us know in the comments below and you can see more of my recipes here!

 

xo, Shelley

 

 

Topics: FIT4MOM, pumpkin spice, healthy pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin coffee, cozy, pumpkin spice latte, fall drink

Written by Shelley Hopper

Mama to a cub living where the air is salty and life is sweet. FIT4MOM Digital Media Manager. Home "chef" and recipe developer and blogger at Seashells and Sit Ups / shelleyhopper.com. Chips and salsa obsessed, golden retriever lover, and single mama to sweet babe, Tanner Kai.

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