I tried out a pumpkin spice latte the other day. It was sorely a disappointment. I used to LOVE them. I drank them for as long as they were out and same with the peppermint mocha. They were my staple go-to’s, the obligatory holiday drink. But this year, it was a true testament to the changes I’ve made in the last few years. It was like drinking a box of candy followed by a headache and sugar crash. Man my taste buds have sure changed! So from now on, I think I’ll be making my pumpkin spice coffee from home!
And I love using coconut oil in my coffee. There are SO many benefits to coconut oil, but adding to your coffee and drinking first thing in the morning can be very advantageous to your metabolism and keep you feeling full longer.
- 8-12 ounces of coffee
- 1 TB of real maple syrup, honey or few drops of stevia (or maybe try this pumpkin pie spiced stevia. I haven’t tried it yet but think I may order some!)
- 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 1 TB coconut oil
Add all ingredients to a blendtec and blend! Enjoy! Feel free to adjust the maple syrup to your taste. For me, I tend to use a little less than a 1 TB.
HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!