Pumpkin Spice Latte
Fall has arrived… And along with the fiery red and brilliant orange leaves comes the wonderful flavors of fall including aromatic spices, hearty soups… and pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin!
Rich in beta-carotene and other antioxidants, pumpkins (and other winter squash) are an excellent addition to your diet. Simply roasted and topped with grass-fed butter or coconut oil …or pureed into a warming fall soup, pumpkin is a comfort food you can feel good about indulging in.
That is, unless you’re getting your pumpkin in a “pumpkin” flavored concoction from Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts!
In fact, a Starbucks Grande Light Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino contains nearly 300 calories and almost 70 grams of sugar! Their Pumpkin Spice Latte isn’t any better with 380 calories and 49 grams of sugar.
Worse still, these drinks don’t contain any actual pumpkin at all – just artificial, chemically-created “pumpkin flavored syrup”.
Skip the drive-thru versions of these and whip up an antioxidant-rich, low-glycemic Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte in just 5 minutes with our low sugar treat.
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
- 1 ½ Tbsp. organic canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. organic cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 8 Tbsp. Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk
- 1 c. organic coffee, double strength
- First, brew your coffee or espresso.
- In a small sauce pan over medium heat, add coconut milk, pureed pumpkin. Cook until coconut milk is steaming.
- Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg
- Pour spiced cream into a coffee cup, then pour in your strong coffee or espresso.
- Top with coconut whip cream, if desired and sprinkle with cocoa powder or nutmeg.
228.64 kcal Calories, 20.38 mg Calcium, 11.42 g Carbohydrate, 0 mg Cholesterol, 20.49 g Total Fat, 1.26 g Fiber, 0.43 mg Iron, 15.05 mg Magnesium 175.13 mg Potassium, 0.62 g Protein,0.13 mcg Selenium, 54.46 mg Sodium, 3.55 g Sugars, 0.13 mg Zinc, 16.3g Saturated fat, 0 trans Fat, 0.08 g Monounsaturated fats, 0.01 g Polyunsaturated fats, 3504.91 IU Vitamin A, 0.02 mg Vitamin B6, 0 mcg Vitamin B12, 1 mg Vitamin C, 0 IU Vitamin D, 0.28 Vitamin E, 4.07 mcg Vitamin K, 8.25 mcg Folate,0.04 mg Vitamin B1(Thiamin),0.57 mg Vitamin B3(Niacin),0.2 mg Vitamin B2(Riboflavin), 0.11 mcg Lycopene, 1.67 mcg Lutein and Zeaxanthin, 0 g ALA, 0 g EPA, 0 gDHA,17.84 mg Phosphorous, 0.26 mg Manganese, 1078.88 mcg Alpha carotene, 1562.5 mcg Beta carotene, 1.87 mcg Beta cryptoxanthin, 0 g Conjugated Linolenic Acid
- No Fish
- No Red Meat
- No Pork
- No Eggs
- No Shellfish
- No Gluten
- No Seeds
- No Soy
- No Dairy
- No Poultry
- No Corn
- No Yeast
- No Peanuts
- No Grains
- No Molds
- No Legumes
- No Nightshade
- No Citrus
- No Tubers