Do you know that a 16 oz Pumpkin Chai Spice Latte from Starbucks contains 380 calories? Say goodbye to chemical ingredients and empty calories and try this homemade Pumpkin Chai Spice Latte!
The warming spices and whole-food ingredients provide a healthy & extremely satisfying alternative … get ready to make extra for your family and friends too!
- 2 Cups Raw Almond Milk (home-made preferred)
- 1 Cup Chai Spice Tea (steeped strong!)
- 1 tsp Lucuma Powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 tsp Coconut Sugar (or more to taste)
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree (fresh, homemade preferred – other winter squash works as well)
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- High-Speed Blender (Vitamix Preferred)
- Combine all ingredients except Coconut Oil in the Vitamix and blend on high until smooth.
- Add Coconut Oil and blend again on high until the mixture feels warm (make sure to not heat it too much to destroy all the Raw Goodness!)
- Pour into latte cups and enjoy! Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and vanilla 🙂
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Fun Food Facts
Almonds are a great source of minerals. They are high in copper, riboflavin, manganese and magnesium. Almonds are an excellent source of protein. A quarter cup of almonds contains 7.62 grams of protein.
Chai Tea has many herbs & spices that are high in antioxidants and are considered to be digestive aids in Ayurvedic Medicine. Chai Tea usually contains ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and fennel, which are all amazing for the digestive system.
Lucuma Powder is a superfood that has been used for centuries in South America for its medicinal properties. It also happens to be the most popular ice cream flavor in Peru. Despite its sweet caramel-maple flavor, it is amazingly low on the glycemic index which makes it a great addition to any raw food treat! Recent studies have shown that Lucuma can significantly increase the speed a wound heals and may have anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and skin-repair effects on human skin.
Cinnamon has amazing antimicrobial and mood enhancing properties. Recent studies have shown that it can even be effective in replacing common food preservatives. Cinnamon is great for blood sugar balance. By slowing down the speed that your stomach empties, it is able to reduce blood sugar spikes after eating.
Nutmeg is amazing to relieve fatigue and stress. For this reason, we recommend it to people with adrenal fatigue or for those who get frequent drops of energy throughout the day. It is also great to consume right before bed to relax your body and calm your mind. Nutmeg provides support to the kidneys and liver and has powerful antibacterial properties.
Vanilla Bean Powder is simply the whole vanilla bean ground down. Vanilla acts as a natural aphrodisiac and is a healthy substitute for sugar in recipes.
Pumpkin is a wonderful source of Vitamin A, Protein and Essential Fatty Acids. The bright orange color of pumpkin is attributed to its high content of carotenoids that protect our body from free radical damage.
Coconut has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Coconut meat is high in lauric acid (a medium-chain fatty acids) which is easily digested and used by the body for energy. Coconut Oil is amazing for hair and skin health and supports weight loss and hormonal balance.
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