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This Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte Will Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable Until Lunchtime

Liz Moody
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September 25, 2018
Liz Moody
Author & Podcaster
By Liz Moody
Author & Podcaster
Liz Moody is the host of the top-rated The Liz Moody Podcast, author of bestselling books "100 Ways to Change Your Life," "Healthier Together: Recipes for Two—Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Relationships," and "Glow Pops," and a popular online content creator who has helped millions of people transform their lives. A regular speaker, panelist, and podcast guest, Liz shares her own deeply personal anxiety journey that led her to where she is now as well as actionable, fun, and science-based ways for everyone to live their best lives.
Photo by Tatjana Zlatkovic
September 25, 2018

If the drop in temperature and sudden ubiquity of pumpkin in your Instagram feed didn't clue you in, allow me to officially welcome you to fall. Ah, the season of cozy sweaters, warm baths, crisp breezes, and...PSL everything. The pumpkin-spiced beverage is the theme food of the season, appearing in dairy-free creamer, deodorant (!!), and, of course, Starbucks' signature latte.

But I wondered—could I make it healthy? Somehow, in a sea of sugar syrups and artificial flavors, the true essence of the pumpkin spice latte had been lost. But at its core, stripped down, a PSL is a pretty healthy drink. Spice? One of the world's first superfoods. Pumpkin? A fiber-filled, prebiotic, gut-healing fruit. Coffee has even been linked to its own health benefits, including increased longevity.

I went for a Bulletproof-ish version, adding in some grass-fed butter (you can sub ghee or omit) and using coconut milk in lieu of traditional coconut oil for a more whole-foods latte feel, while maintaining all of the healthy, blood-sugar-balancing fats. The result? A fiber- and healthy-fat-filled drink that takes seconds to make and will keep you full till lunch (or dinner, if you use it as an afternoon snack—just be careful of the caffeine, or do the caffeine-free version, below). Plus, it tastes like a perfect day of leaf-peeping and apple-picking in a glass, with a gentle sweetness, and a subtle pumpkin pie flavor melding with the creamy, slightly bitter coffee.

Hello, fall, old friend. I think we'll get along just fine this year.

Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pastured butter or ghee
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Method

Blend together until smooth. Pour into mug and serve immediately.

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