Monday, November 3, 2014

Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte

I am so excited to share this recipe with you! I've seen all sorts of pumpkin spice latte type drink recipes lately and as I was looking for a recipe to try, NONE of them seemed to have the ingredients that I truly wanted in my own version.  I based my version off the Civilized Caveman's Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I thought it had too many steps and not the right combination of spices/pumpkin/sweetness or caffeine that I wanted.  I also enjoy bulletproof coffee and coconut oil is so beneficial to your health so I decided to just throw it in there also.  I adore this recipe and it's my absolute new fall favorite.  Since it makes a larger cup, you can share it, save half for later, or do what I did and just pour it all into an extra large coffee mug and drink it all!!  It's going to be almost 20oz, so make sure you've got a mug big enough to handle it!  You can also try different milk variations. I used full fat coconut milk, but you can try almond milk or dairy milk (if you can tolerate it).  You could also substitute the maple syrup for honey if you like.  I only used 1 tablespoon of maple syrup in my drink, but you could make it 2 if you're looking for a bit sweeter version.  I use my immersion blender cylinder to combine the coffee ingredients for blending, but you can just as easily use a regular blender or ninja.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!!

This is a paleo & clean eating option.

Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte

8 ounces of coconut milk, heated
10 ounces hot coffee
2 tablespoons pumpkin (I just use canned pumpkin)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Heat your coconut milk in a separate mug.  I usually just pour it into a coffee cup and heat it in the microwave for about a 1 minute to 1 minute 15 seconds until it's fairly warm.   In a tall cylinder (or blender cup) add all the ingredients except the coconut milk.

Blend about 20-30 seconds until coconut oil is melted and all ingredients are combined.

Then add the hot coconut milk and blend again.  Pour it into one large mug or two regular sized mugs if you're being generous and willing to share.


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