The Pumpkin Spice Latte that would put Starbucks OUT of Business!!
I recently challenged myself to make the Perfect, Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte to bring on the Fall vibes. I must say, I am quite impressed with the results! Furthermore, I honestly can’t remember the last time I went through a Starbucks, due to modern day toxins like mold and GMO sugar. When it comes to mycotoxins (mold) found in conventional coffee and man made sugars like, high fructose corn syrup, I’ll pass. Plus, what better reason to jump in the kitchen, than a healthy substitute for a pumpkin spice latte? Even more, you just can’t beat Mother Nature when it comes to the taste and quality, right? Homemade ALWAYS tastes 10x better when using real food, organic ingredients. Below you’ll find the first and final recipe for the 5 ingredient Perfect Healthy Spice Latte. The best part, most of these ingredients you probably already have in your cabinet.
Did you know most conventional brands of coffee are sprayed with toxins, contain mold and imbalance blood sugar?
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Reishi Spores Spores are 17-80x more potent than other Reishi products. Reishi has been researched for hormone balance, stress reduction, mental health, cognitive function, immune support and so many more benefits! (see below)
Pumpkin (winter squash) is a wonderful source of carotenes–the more vibrant the color, the richer the concentration. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and B1, folic acid, pantothenic acid, potassium, and dietary fiber. Even more, it is an excellent source of vitamin B6 and niacin. Diets rich in carotenes offer protection against type 2 diabetes and many cancers.
Maple Syrup is a great source of manganese, which is important in energy production and antioxidant defenses. It also has zinc, which keeps the immune system healthy.
Cinnamon is excellent for regulating blood glucose, which is helpful to those with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes. It is also useful for the common cold, influenza, and frostbite. Always choose Ceylon cinnamon, which is true cinnamon.
What Are Reishi Spores?
Reishi spores (powder) are the seeds that are produced and released by the Ganoderma [Reishi] mushroom when it reaches maturity (after about 5-7 months of growth). Reishi Spores can be likened to the pollen of flowers, which come with tremendous health and antioxidant boosting properties. Reishi spores, are 80x more potent than regular reishi. Let’s just say they pack a health punch – A LOT of healthy properties!
Benefits of Reishi Spores…
Mushrooms in general are amazing foods for modulating the immune system and strengthening your body’s natural immune defense. However, Reishi Spores have a significant amount of health properties, due to their potency! There are hundreds of studies in PubMed (I dare you to look them up) on the effects of Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) for the following…
✔️Cancer Prevention ✔️Enhancing the Respiratory System
✔️Blood Sugar Regulation ✔️Relieving Stress
✔️Liver Detoxification/Support ✔️Improving Vitality
✔️Hormone Support ✔️Allergy Support
✔️Improved Sleep ✔️Skin Support & Improvements
✔️Immune Modulation ✔️General Wellness
More Benefits of Reishi Mushroom…
The Ganoderma mushroom is one of the oldest mushrooms to be used in Chinese herbalism, ranking close to ginseng for years of usage. It is one of the most researched mushrooms, partly because in Ganoderma there are substances called triterpenes. These are found in many foods and plants like honey, apples, and cranberries. There are 50 of these substances that are exclusively found in ganoderma mushrooms. When the Ganoderma lucidum mature, they release spores which are used for Organo King Coffee. For all you coffee lovers, King Coffee has rich, bold and smooth flavor notes. Let’s just say, for an instant coffee, there is nothing like it on the market with all the health properties it comes with.
How Much Caffeine Does King Coffee Have?
King Coffee contains 100-150mg of caffeine per sachet. If you’re caffeine sensitive, you could start with 1/2 packet, which would be equivalent to a cup of green tea.
The Perfect + Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serving size: 1
- 1 cup of non-dairy milk of choice (I used organic Almond milk)
- 1/2 packet of King Coffee
- 1 tablespoon canned Organic Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp Pumpkin Spice
- 1/8 tsp Ceylon cinnamon to dust top of frothed latte
- First, pour the non-dairy milk in a pot, place on stove top and heat on a medium to low temperature.
- Empty 1/2 packet of King coffee into the pot, along with the pumpkin puree, maple syrup and pumpkin spice.
- Next, use a handheld latte frother to blend ingredients together until well combined and you have a fluffy frothed latte.
- Pour liquid into your favorite mug and lightly dust with Ceylon cinnamon for extra blood sugar balancing properties.
- Pair with your favorite Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread or … dates dipped in Pumpkin Seed Butter for extra blood sugar balance.*Note: You can double the recipe and use a full packet of King Coffee for two people.
Bauman, E. (2015). Therapeutic Nutrition Textbook. Part 2. Penngrove, CA: Bauman College.
Murray, M. Pizzorno, J. & Pizzorno, L. (2005). The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. New York, NY: Atria Books.