Our favorite fall beverage is back in full force and because the #BEVVIELADY is gettin’ wild over here, as the weather gets colder,
And, because friends don’t let friend drink chemies.
And, because I so fiercely beyonce-like believe that anything you want in life, can be made in a more real food/upgraded way.
It’s why I write these meal plans each season- to prove that exact point. That comfort food, and the foods we all LOVE and look forward to, can still be healthy, taste delicious, and not take you for freaking-ever to make.
It’s an art, that’s well worth learning. Of keeping it simple AND healthy.
So, another little one to test this week (because of course you already downloaded the free 3 day fall meal plan sample right? Right.)
Announcing, the SRH-PSL (#SRHPSL).
Life is about to get so much better this Fall.
YOUR ASSIGNMENT THIS WEEK: Make it, do it and share it (or another one of my healthy fall recipes) with someone you love this week.
You never know how much of a ripple effect you can have on their lives, with just one little experience that proves that healthy food doesn’t have to be so hard…or bland, or boring, or that they have to give up the food & experiences in life they love.
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Makes 1 serving
Notes: I love this recipe using coldbrew, earl grey or rooibos tea, or matcha as the “coffee” component with the below ingredients.
1⁄4 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (or more or less depending on your tastes)
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup coffee or brewed black, green, or rooibos tea
1⁄2 cup coconut milk, almond milk, hemp milk or coconut water
Brew coffee or tea of your choice first. Then, in a saucepan, add pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Warm over low heat and whisk ingredients together. Add coffee of brewed tea, then milk of your choice (or froth it separately in true latte style). Top with extra pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon or nutmeg.
Love this recipe? You’d love the cookbook then too. And be sure to check out the brand new Food Academy, now open for enrollment, and the seasonal meal plans!
pssst- have you grabbed your free 3 day sample of the current Fall Meal Plan to take for a test run? Download it here and do it with a friend this week!
Mary Joyce says
Sarah, this looks fantastic, and I’m going to try it right away. I hope you can help clarify a question I have about maple syrup. I learned somewhere (maybe from you!) that grade B maple syrup actually tastes better than grade A…and I certainly agreed with you. In the last several months, I have been unable to find grade B at either my Trader Joe’s or regular grocery. I am going crazy! Why is there only grade A on the shelves? Where did grade B go?
Sarah Adler of Simply Real Health says
Yes! Oh my gosh great question. They CHANGED it. So now instead of Grade A and B, there is just dark and light. You always want organic dark (its the less refined one). 🙂
I grew up in Vermont, and my family made maple syrup. The color has nothing to do with being more or less refined or processed. Maple syrup is naturally organic. The sap is boiled for hours to create syrup. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup. All natural, all pure, nothing added if it is truly real VT maple syrup.
Grade A (lighter) is produced in the beginning of the sugaring season. It is a light amber color, more mild flavor.
Grade B(darker) is produced later in the season. It is darker, thicker, more robust flavor.
Mary Joyce says
THANK YOU!!!! I am relieved to know that grade B is now organic dark. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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George Malachi says
Love your delicious pumpkin spice latte and thank you for sharing your ingredients and method of preparation with us. I’ve already enrolled in the Food Academy.
Yum. Made this today using a new to me coffee alternative called Teeccino that a friend shared and it was so tasty, I loved the ratios of sweet and spice and milk – not too sweet and very cozy. The only thing I didn’t love is towards the bottom of the cup it’s a pretty thick almost puréed soup texture with all the pumpkin. Do you get that? I still drank it but it was not really the texture I want in a drink.