Skip the lines, skip the excessive sugar, and make your own Pumpkin Spice Lattes this fall. Made with real pumpkin, these healthy Pumpkin Spice Lattes keep your eyes young and your bones strong- all before the day begins!
What does it take to be a food blogger?
A kitchen. A camera (or a phone camera). A computer.
There are other attributes such as a passion for food, a curiosity to try new things, a blogging platform, but let me tell you, this past month, I learned just how important a computer and a kitchen sink are for a food blogger. I learned that lesson the hard way- through lack.
My trusty laptop, the trooper that absorbed flour and more flour and dog fur, went black. It was abrupt, but I can’t say I was shocked. Then the drain clogged, and the maintenance man went from “it’s a minor sprain” to a dreaded “it’s cancer” type of prescription. “We have to pull out the sink, and these old sinks don’t come out in one piece.” I handled that news with far less grace than when the Apple Genius told me “I’m sorry Miss Kogel. She lived a long, fruitful life, but…”
In the end, I have a new laptop that is so lightweight, I’m nervous I’ll launch it through the air, and the miraculous maintenance man managed to save my beloved cast-iron sink. Did I come out of these experiences stronger? Perhaps. Did I come out of these experiences a better blogger? Hell no! Where have I been for a month?!? Did I come out of these experiences in an insane catch-up mode, with a MOUNTAIN of dishes and a need for new USB connectors? Let me rephrase that. Did I come out of these experiences with a need for coffee? Y-E-S!
Since it’s fall, and it’s [still] the time of year to put pumpkin in and on everything, I went for it- a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte made bulletproof coffee style. Try it for your morning brew, as an indulgent afternoon pick-me-up with a side of something sweet (like these pumpkin spice Healthyish cakes), or as a form of denial as you face the oncoming holiday frenzy with a pre-existing mountain of dishes.
Just don’t spill it on your laptop or let the coffee grounds clog your sink!
Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte
Yield: 1 serving
1 serving freshly brewed fair-trade coffee
1 Tablespoon organic coconut oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons grass-fed butter
1 Tablespoon organic pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon organic maple syrup, optional
1/4 teaspoon organic pumpkin pie spice
Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until combined and frothy. Serve with a cinnamon stick & a dash of pumpkin spice.