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
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.
- 3 drops tangerine
- 2 drops cassia
- 1 drop clove
- 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…
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.
- 1 - 5.4 oz organic coconut cream warmed
- ½ cup Bulletproof coffee (freshly brewed)
- ¼ cup pure pumpkin puree
- 2 Tbsp organic coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp organic, grassfed butter
- 2 eye droppers of Vanilla Stevia
- 1 drop cinnamon leaf essential oil
- 1 drop clove bud essential oil
- 1 drop ginger essential oil
- Organic pumpkin pie spice, sprinkled (for garnish)
- Put all in the VitaMix, blend well.
- Pour in coffee mug and sprinkle organic pumpkin pie spice on top.