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Guilt-free Pumpkin Spice Latte & 3+ Ingredient Pumpkin Protein Cookies

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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

  • 8oz Water
  • 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
  • 8-10oz Coffee
  1. In a Vitamix or high-speed blender add water and almonds and blend until reached an almond milk consistency.
  2. Add pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and Stevia.
  3. Blend ingredients together.
  4. 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

Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte & Protein Pumpkin Cookies | TheSubtleStatement.com

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
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Sliced Almonds (optional)
  • Walnuts (optional)
  • Cacao Nibs (optional)
  1. Preheat oven 350° F.
  2. Mix together banana and pumpkin.
  3. Add protein powder and mix well. Add almond milk/water if needed.
  4. Add oats, and once incorporated add spices, nuts, and cacao nibs.
  5. Drop onto cookies sheet, using spoon and flatten.
  6. Bake 15 – 20 minutes until cooked.

Enjoy warm with your Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte!

The Subtle Statement | Guilt Free Pumpkin Spice Latte & 3+ Ingredient Pumpkin Protein Cookies

Kaeng Raeng Review

I concluded the Kaeng Raeng Detox, after completing four days. Today, I woke up and again did not have an appetite, yet had little energy to workout. I instead choose a Whole Berry Blast Pro Bar and a sliced banana with a dollop of Plain Soy Greek Yogurt and a sprinkle of Cinnamon. This breakfast/lunch combo gave me the energy to start my day and have a complete workout. It also kept me full until dinner, in which I stuck to eating healthy with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes with hummus, salad, and a couple of lemon infused vegetarian grape leaves. I drank an abundance of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.

The detox helped me achieve my goal of eliminating sugar cravings and focusing on healthy whole foods. I’m happy with the results of the detox, but the 3 Day detox would have been just right for me. Although it wasn’t difficult sticking to the detox, by day five, my body was telling me I needed energy and whole protein packed foods.

PROS: Eliminated cravings, weight loss, healthy mindset

CONS: Bloating after consuming, timely to consume, repetitive meals, lightheadedness, nausea