HAPPY FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN!
I'm kicking off the celebration of this season with a DELICIOUS Pumpkin Spice Gut Loving Latte Recipe. I was inspired, obviously, by the famous Starbucks PSL... but I wanted something that:
(a) wouldn't hurt my wallet
(b) wouldn't hurt my gut
(c) tasted like FALL!
You see, it's been quite a few years since I've enjoyed the fall weather (we were always in Florida!) and while my email subscribers got this baby a while back, I figured it was time to share it with you!
The importance of the ingredients in this recipe:
Coconut Oil: Anti-microbial and anti-viral properties (helps heal those with digestive distress from yeast, candida, parasites, fungi, viruses, etc). It is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are easier to digest and absorb than other fats.
Grass-fed Butter: Also an anti-microbial and contains butyric acid, which has strong anti-fungal effects. Additionally, it is a great source of micronutrients like Vitamin A, D, and K2. I like Kerrygold brand (please get the one WITHOUT canola oil) because it's easy to find in most stores, even Walmart! It also makes the latte nice and frothy.
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides: Made up of 18 amino acids, collagen is a great way to naturally heal the digestive system. It helps increase stomach acid production to better digest food and contains glycine and proline which protect the stomach lining. I like VP Collagen Peptides because it just absorbs right into the liquid without changing the taste. Also fabulous for the hair, skin and nails... NOTE: you can't absorb collagen topically, you have to ingest to get lasting results.
L-Glutamine: Glutamine is known to help "heal and seal" the gut lining. Although present in the VP Collagen, I like to add another POW into this latte! Important to get a quality brand!
Pumpkin Spice Gut Loving Latte
10 oz Freshly Brewed Coffee
1/4 cup Full-Fat Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree
1/2 tsp Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp Unsalted Grass-fed Butter
1/4 tsp Pumpkin Spice (I prefer Primal Palate)
1/2 tsp Cinnamin Sugar Spice (I prefer Primal Palate)
1 scoop Collagen Peptides
1 scoop L-Glutamine
Optional: if you want it sweeter, add 1 tsp Maple Syrup.
1. Heat coconut milk, pumpkin, coconut oil, and butter on the stovetop until combined.
2. Add all ingredients to a blender.
3. Blend until color turns lighter and the mixture is frothy.
4. Pour into your favorite coffee cup and enjoy! Top with more spice if desired.