Pumpkin Spiced Latte

October is officially pumpkin month and I love it!

There’s a good chance your Facebook feed and email inboxes will be flooded with all kinds pumpkin recipes. I welcome them all! Pumpkin is pretty much one of my favourite things to eat. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins (they are soon good!), pumpkin waffles, pumpkin smoothies and of course, pumpkin lattes! 

I remember years ago I was being interviewed for a local magazine and the lady asked me what my secret indulgence was. I told her the starbucks pumpkin latte. 

Truth is, I haven’t had one in years! I’ve mastered making my own and would much rather avoid all the artificial ingredients and sweeteners that starbucks uses. 

Not to mention, they don’t even use real pumpkin! WTF!

This time of year (and pretty much all the time) I’ve always got cans of organic pumpkin puree stocked in my cupboards. It’s incredibly hearty, full of beta-carotene, fiber,  vitamin C and potassium. Pumpkin is a heart healthy, cancer preventing, eye sight boosting nutritional powerhouse!

In this recipe, after heating all the ingredients, I like to transfer it to a blender so it can become foamy and frothy. Also, if you happen to be a fan of bulletproof coffee and enjoy adding Lee’s ghee or butter to your coffee (like I do!), you can feel free to add in 1 tablespoon to your blender before blending. This is add lots of extra and delicious foam! You can shop the best ghee on the market over at my favourite supplier Lee’s Provisions HERE. I used their Great Maple Infused Ghee for this recipe for the perfect hint of sweetness and maple flavour. 

You can grab 15% off all of Lee’s Ghee + Teas over at www.leesprovisions.com/healthyhormones with the code HEALTHY HORMONES

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OKAY, now let’s get onto my delicious Pumpkin Spiced Latte, which actually contains real pumpkin, real ingredients and nothing artificial. 

Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. 2 cups organic coffee or espresso, already brewed
  2. 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  3. 2 tablespoons Grade B maple syrup (use more or less depending on your preference of sweetness)
  4. 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  5. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla bean
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Simmer for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally, until heated through and frothy.
  3. Carefully transfer the liquid to a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds until foamy and frothy. Make sure your blender has an opening at the top to allow the hot liquid to escape, otherwise it can explode! I use a vitamix blender. Alternatively, use an immersion blender in the pot.
  4. Divide between 4 mugs, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.
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Almond Butter Cups & Cacao Coffee Frappuccino to Kick Start Your Week!

Who doesn’t love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?!?! I mean…peanut butter and chocolate together…OH SO GOOD!! As much as I crave peanut butter and am tempted to dive into a Reese’s cup every now and then….I don’t!!! Instead, I make my Almond Butter Cups that are TENS times more nutritious and delicious! Peanuts, as yummy as they are, contain a mould called Aflatoxins. Unfortunately, these little nuts just aren’t as good for us as we may think. They are also highly allergenic, so I suggest you do your best to avoid them. Instead…eat almonds or have almond butter and make these divine treats! They are perfect for Halloween, especially if you have little ones with peanut allergies!

Almond Butter Cups

2 bags organic dark chocolate chips
1-2 cups organic raw or crunchy almond butter

Line a mini cupcake tray with baking cups. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Once melted pour 1-2 tsp of chocolate into cups, making sure to spread chocolate up the side of the cups ( I did this with the back of a spoon). Once all cups are filled, place tray in freezer for 5 minutes so chocolate can harden. Once frozen, place a dollop of almond butter into cups (flatten with finger) and pour remaining chocolate over top. Freeze for 10-12 minutes, or until cups have completely hardened.

Cacao Coffee Frappuccino
This is a delicious morning shake that will really give you a boost! I don’t recommend having coffee first thing in the morning, so you should start your day with warm water and lemon and/or an alkalizing fresh pressed veggie juice….then onto the coffee! This recipe came about when I had leftover organic coffee that I just didn’t want to waste, so into my shake it went! It was delicious!

1/2 cup chocolate coconut water (optional)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 heaping tbsp raw cacao powder
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Coffee (I used about 1 cup organic french pressed coffee)
2-3 ice cubes

Mix in blender until smooth



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