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The season is changing as leaves change to brillant hues...
the air becomes crisp and every coffee shop and snack bar offers up a pumpkin spiced, sugar laden, catatonic inducing treat. The flavors that make pumpkin spice delicious are all quite healthy! We came up with a mouthwatering recipe to help you stay on track this season without blowing your nutrition goals. Our Pumpkin Spiced Protein Latte can be served hot or cold and is packed with the plant-based protein power of OWYN that you know and love.
In a blender, mix your pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, syrup and protein powder. In a pan heat your choice of dairy-free, sugar-free milk until frothy. Add the shot of espresso and stir until mixed. Pour the hot liquids into your blender, be sure to secure the lid and mix until everything is smooth. Enjoy!
If you want a stronger coffee flavor, this recipe is equally delicious with OWYN’s Cold Brew Coffee Vegan Plant-Based Protein Powder. If you prefer less caffeine but still want the coffee taste, omit the shot of espresso but keep the coffee flavored protein. If you don’t like coffee at all, stay with the vanilla flavored protein and skip the shot of espresso. If you don’t have espresso, just make a really strong 1-2 ounce shot of coffee.
For those of you watching your sugar intake, stevia can be a great alternative without the insulin spike. Or for a little extra kick try adding a pinch of cardamom, clove or star anise as you heat your dairy-free milk to enhance flavor without sugar.
There is no reason to give up your favorite drink this season. Enjoy this protein packed snack anytime of day and have everyone wishing their latte was as body-friendly as yours!
Laura Manning, MPH, RDN, CDN The Low FODMAP diet is getting some well-deserved attention these days.