The Healthy (Turmeric) Pumpkin Spice Latte!
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. ✌🏼
SOME NOTES ABOUT INGREDIENTS
Turmeric. 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.
Dairy-Free Milk. I use unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk for this PSL. For an extra creamy treat, stir in some full-fat coconut milk or top the latte with a little coconut whipped cream.
Or check out my Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Pinterest board!
The Healthy (Turmeric) Pumpkin Spice Latte
1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk (I like Nectar & Green)
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 pitted Medjool date (omit if you prefer unsweetened)
pinch of black pepper (see notes)
Add all ingredients to a 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!