I am one of those people who goes pumpkin-crazy the second I spot an autumn-colored leaf on a tree.
It has been years since I have been able to drink a yummy, creamy pumpkin latte because I can’t drink milk or almond milk. However things changed this year and I am excited to share what’s new with me because this might help you too.
I have a history of crohn’s disease. 14 years ago I was diagnosed with prolonged hospitalizations and the words “profound onset”.
After the first few years, I stabilized and actually got back to the place where I was able to enjoy cream-based specialty coffee beverages for a while. However, by 2010 I could no longer tolerate milk-based products due to the damage that crohn’s had taken on my body.
Last January I went on the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol of the Paleo diet). Over the past 9 months I have learned how to cook with coconut milk, coconut cream, and ghee.
Since then, yummy, creamy textures such as ice cream, milkshakes, and lattes have been added back to my life.
As trivial as that may sound, when you have not had those treats for years, being able to have them again will take your breath away because you forget how delightful they are (cue lovely, joyful, touching music).
Over the recent weeks, I have been playing with pumpkin puree, coffee and coconut milk in attempt to come up with a simple pumpkin latte that I can make at home to enjoy during this yummy season.
I thought that today would be the perfect to day share my recipe since today is National Coffee Day ❤
2 Cups of Brewed Coffee
1 Cup Coconut Cream (when you refrigerate a can of **Full Fat** Coconut Milk for 24 hours the top layer will become thick, this is referred to as coconut cream—scoop that off to use in recipe; depending on brand, you may need 2 cans)
1/3 Cup Pureed Pumpkin
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Cinnamon
Pour ingredients into a blender and mix
This can be re-heated in a pan or a microwave
~It is so easy~
*AIP Tip: Coffee is a re-intro and not part of the initial diet. Some people do not tolerate it well.
*Migraine Tip: Coffee can be a migraine trigger for some people.