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Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte


This richly decadent drink should be forbidden! But no worries. It's not unhealthy like the pumpkin spice latte you get at Starbucks. It is a healthy alternative to anything you could possibly purchase and much cheaper to make, too!  My Bulletproof Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte will begin your day with a wonderful treat that is guilt free.

Harvest Blend for the Diffuser

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Whether you actually like pumpkin in your coffee or not, I think we can all agree that autumn aromas are fall's best gifts. This is the time of year when my diffuser works over time. I can't bake a pumpkin pie every day, but my house can smell like I have! Thanks to essential oils like cinnamon, ginger, clove, and nutmeg we can come pretty close to replicating that fall-baking aroma.

Right now one of my favorite diffuser blends is a mix of citrus and spice. It reminds me of the orange peels, cloves, and cinnamon sticks my mom used to set to simmer on the wood stove.

  1. 3 drops tangerine
  2. 2 drops cassia
  3. 1 drop clove
  4. 60-80 ml of water

How about YOU? What fall blends do you use?

The Case of the Missing Pumpkin Spice Latte

So, which cup do you think is mine? Isn't it obvious? I'd think so. I hope so. I planned for it be that way, in fact.

Why is one empty? Payback. Kind of a cathartic experience as I still recover from Pumpkin Spice Latte Fever!

Let me explain…

When I don't feel like bulletproof coffee, I enjoy green tea. Match green tea, in fact. And I've been on a matcha kick for a few months now. Can't get enough of the stuff!

As we approach Fall, I've been overtaken by the pumpkin spice latte craze that seems to have infected everyone else and made myself a pumpkin spice latte (matcha green tea style) yesterday. Well, somehow Mama Z mistakenly thought I made it for her because our mugs (obviously) look so similar. Not sure how else to explain it.

Needless to say, I was super disappointed when I stepped outside to make a conference call only to return to the kitchen to find an empty cup in the sink. What happened? She stole my latte! There's no other way of saying it. Stole it.

When I questioned her about the alleged theft, she said she thought I made her a special treat and left it on the counter. In MY mug! I'm not kidding. This was her argument. Poor girl, she was grasping for straws at this point.

As I continued to litigate my case against her thieving way, something dawned on me. She wasn't in her right mind. She must have been infected by the new bug that's out there. The pumpkin spice latte bug!

Have you been infected? It's not all that bad. Nothing a bulletproof pumpkin spice latte can't fix!

Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte

Now back to my yummy latte…

My recipe makes just enough for one. It is so quick and easy to make that you'll want to enjoy a cup every morning. Taste the Fall season in a cup! Multiply the ingredients to make a batch for company and surprise them with this scrumptious treat. 🙂

For another variation, try using my matcha green tea latte recipe instead of coffee! We've done this and it tastes amazing, even if it does look a little funny.

Bulletproof Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte
This recipe makes just enough for one! It is also a quick and easy to make! Taste the Fall season in a cup!
  1. Put all in the VitaMix, blend well.
  2. Pour in coffee mug and sprinkle organic pumpkin pie spice on top.
  3. Enjoy!




This post currently has 18 comments.

  1. Susan Chaney
    September 17, 2017

    Love this going to try in morning can not wait!
    So good!

  2. Maurine H.
    September 13, 2017

    This recipie is wonderful!! Smells amazing and very rich actually has more flavor than the Starbuck’s version 😋. Dr. Z, you and Mamma Z are so cute with the whole caper of the stolen pumpkin latte. It brought a smile to my face. Thank you for everything you guys do and teach.

    • Dr. Z
      September 14, 2017

      Glad you enjoyed it, Maurine! 😉

  3. Irene
    September 9, 2017

    All the fat in most all of the recepies gives me diarrhea. Anyone else? Thanks

    • Polly
      September 12, 2017

      Perhaps you are allergic to coconut cream?

  4. Mary Ann Budish
    September 9, 2017

    This sounds wonderful! Can it be made with green tea instead of coffee? If so, just swap out the coffee for an equal amount of green tea? Thanks!

    • Dr. Z
      September 10, 2017

      Yep! I use matcha green tea and works great!

  5. Dana
    September 9, 2017

    Seriously? You forgot the nutmeg! I make a similar version of this everyday but use coconut butter instead of butter. Don’t like the taste of butter in my coffee.

  6. Jane
    September 9, 2017

    This is EXCELLENT! I had to make some modifications because I am on a dairy free diet. So MCT oil was substituted for the butter. Also, I didn’t add the pumpkin purée (but will next time). In lieu of pumpkin spice I used nutmeg, cardamom, and allspice.

    Since having to go dairy free, I SO missed my morning coffee. The coconut cream and stevia didn’t do the trick. Now I can look forward to my morning coconut pumpkin lattes.

    Than you Dr. Z!!!

    • Dr. Z
      September 9, 2017

      You’re welcome! Glad you liked it!

  7. Natalie
    September 9, 2017

    This recipe is a calorie/fat BOMB! You lost me at 5 oz cup of coconut cream! Over a half cup!! This drink has 500 (and 45 g of fat) calories in coconut cream, and another 600 kcal (and 50 g fats) for the butter and coconut oil. IMO, BPC for one, should only have 1 TBSP of oil and 1 TBSP butter for the average adult.

    • Dr. Z
      September 9, 2017

      Oh, Natalie, we don’t count calories. I don’t recommend that for anyone. It’s a complete distraction from eating a well-balanced diet and consuming the right types of food.

      We count healthy ingredients – not all fat is bad fat.

      If you’re not familiar with the bullet proof approach to coffee, you can check it out here -> https://blog.bulletproof.com/6-common-questions-about-bulletproof-coffee/

      Note this part,

      In the long term, restricting your calories like that won’t help you lose weight. Counting calories doesn’t work because your biology is far too complicated to reduce weight loss to “calories in, calories out.” A better approach is to optimize your metabolism and hormones, both of which contribute to fat burning, while curbing your hunger with food that keeps you full for hours.’

  8. K
    November 15, 2016

    What is your bulletproof coffee recipe? I’ve yet to make it at home.

  9. Sharon
    October 12, 2016

    Creamy and guilt free! Shouldn’t get a sugar crash with this!

    • Customer Support
      October 12, 2016

      That’s the idea! Everything in this beverage is good for you!

      • Liberata Gasasira
        October 15, 2016

        What can one use if one can not afford to buy a Vita Mix?
        Thank you!
        Blessings to you.

        • Customer Support
          October 19, 2016

          Personally, I have a 5-speed, Oster and it works fine for things like this. I can’t juice fruits and veggies with it, but I make bulletproof coffee and lattes in it all the time. Sometimes I just use a cheap immersion blender when I’m in a hurry.

          ~ Erica M, Customer Service


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