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[RECIPE] Pumpkin Spice Gut-Loving Latte

September 22, 2016

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


Ingredients:

  • 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.

Preparation:


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.

 

 

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