The Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte (with Turmeric)!
The healthy (turmeric) pumpkin spice latte! Perfect for a cozy fall mornings. And wayyyyy healthier than the Starbucks version, which is full of weird preservatives and lots of sugar (#nothanks). Other benefits? You can make this healthy PSL in your PJs and save yourself the $5… all while nourishing your body. ✌🏼
What’s In the Turmeric Pumpkin Spice Latte
I added turmeric to this healthy PSL because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties (and festive color!). Turmeric contains curcumin, a polyphenol that lowers the level of messaging molecules that trigger inflammation. Turmeric is also a liver cleanser so it’s detoxifying too!
Add a pinch of black pepper to the PSL to boost the bioavailability of turmeric. Black pepper increases the absorption of curcumin (the good stuff!) in your blood.
PUMPKIN PIE SPICE
Because #lazyhealthy is a thing, I prefer to use a spice mix instead of measuring out spices individually. You can find pumpkin pie spice at Trader Joe’s or my favorite organic one here.
Or check out my Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Pinterest board!
The Healthy (Turmeric) Pumpkin Spice Latte
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1/2 cup strong brewed organic coffee (omit if you prefer caffeine-free)
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (plus more if desired!)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-2 pitted Medjool dates (omit if you prefer unsweetened)
pinch of sea salt
pinch of black pepper (see notes)
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Heat blended mixture to desired temperature and enjoy!
A pinch of black pepper increases the bioavailability of turmeric!