Good day my joyous readers!
A couple of days ago I posted my coconut milk cinnamon latte on instagram which was quite the hit! Not surprisingly because it was photogenic deliciousness! That photo spurred requests for a pumpkin spice latte just like Starbucks. Now back in the day when I would actually go there for my daily java, I always loved the smell in the fall/winter at Starbucks -- spicy and sweet. However, my belly was always unjoyous after drinking those sugary milky drinks. Plus, according to Starbucks website, their latte has 49g of sugar and a whopping 380 calories (not nutrient-rich calories either) -- jeez louise!! That's worse than a can of coke!
As you might have guessed I don't recommend drinking cow's milk or soy, so of course I would not be recommending Starbuck's pumpkin latte although I have no doubt it is delicious.
Messing around in the kitchen early this morning I created this pumpkin spice smoothie. And yes, it tastes and looks just like pumpkin pie without the sugar or dairy... just pure healthy goodness. Here's the recipe:
Source of chromium and polyphenols which improve insulin sensitivity.
It's an "anti-microbial" food, and cinnamon has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi, including the commonly problematic yeast Candida.
I remember this fact when writing my book that just smelling the wonderful odor of this sweet spice boosts brain activity!
Find out about all the health benefits of ginger and cloves, plus check out my Pumpkin Pie Custard Recipe.
Do let me know if you like this recipe!