It may not be Fall just yet, but the sweet aroma of caramel and pumpkin are on display when you walk into any candle store, as well as easily be swapped for your regular latte at your local coffee spot. I love the Autumn inspired taste of a fab pumpkin latte, but sans the added sugar and calories. I made this Tone It Up inspired Pumpkin Spice Latte, along with my favorite 3-Ingredient Protein Cookies (which I’ve featured, previously) but with my own Fall inspired spin. Enjoy!
Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte
Handful of Raw Almonds
2-3 T Pumpkin Puree
3 shakes Cinnamon
2 shakes Nutmeg
2 shakes Allspice
2 drops of Vanilla Creme Stevia or 1 Packet of Stevia
In a Vitamix or high-speed blender add water and almonds and blend until reached an almond milk consistency.
Add pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and Stevia.
Blend ingredients together.
Pour coffee into a glass or mug, and pour almond milk/pumpkin puree mixture on top. Mix well.
Iced Coffee Version – add coffee to blender, pour into glass filled with ice cubes
“Frappucino” Version – add coffee to blender, and continue to blend ice cubes until desired consistency is reached.
Add a scoop of Protein Powder, and ice cubes making it a yummy pre/post-workout treat
3+ Ingredient Pumpkin Protein Cookies (Yields 12)
1 Banana, mashed
1/2 C Pumpkin Puree
1 C Oats
1 Scoop/Packet Protein Powder
2 T Almond Milk or Water
Sliced Almonds (optional)
Cacao Nibs (optional)
Preheat oven 350° F.
Mix together banana and pumpkin.
Add protein powder and mix well. Add almond milk/water if needed.
Add oats, and once incorporated add spices, nuts, and cacao nibs.
Drop onto cookies sheet, using spoon and flatten.
Bake 15 – 20 minutes until cooked.
Enjoy warm with your Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte!
Sticking to healthy eating during the holidays can be tricky. Luckily, there are numerous holiday inspired recipes that can keep us in check, without missing out on the flavor. These vegan and gluten-free dishes are some of my favorite!
November weather has me cozying up to oversized knits (particularly this sweater coat that I’ve been living in.), hot cups of tea, and a good read. Very Cameron Diaz-ish in The Holiday. (Cozy socks & all.)
How cozy is this scarf?
My cozy spot for reading & blogging. I just can’t get enough of layering during the Fall and Winter months, so I’m constantly adding to my scarf collection.
Pumpkin Spice Tea. Almond milk and stevia complete this festive tea latte. I’m in love with bow detail. This sweet little bracelet makes for chic Holiday arm candy. (A Kate Spade find at TJ Maxx, $29 originally $78!) I’m all about subtle hints of sparkle. A great greige, Julep’s Sophie from the Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection, and Butter London’s West End Wonderland. I truly think West End Wonderland may be the prettiest polish I ever did see. I’ve declared it my Holiday go-to.
What are your must-haves and favorite things of Fall?