Paleo Pumpkin Latte is a quick and satisfying way to start the day. It’s also a great snack! This Vegan pumpkin latte uses non-dairy milk. It’s also a Paleo recipe, free of sugars, gluten, grains, processed ingredients, GMO’s, and extracted oils. Millions of health-conscious people are looking to the Paleo diet, avoiding chronic disease linked to GMO’s, sugars and processed grains. A few of these common diseases are cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s. GMO foods are particularly dangerous to our health, as they destroy friendly bacteria in the gut and alter our DNA, increasing the risk of cancer and auto-immune diseases. Real original whole foods are satisfying, flavorful, and healthy for the body. Frankenfoods are low in nutrients, have less flavor, but are far more profitable to sell.
Starbucks sells millions of Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I wonder what their ingredients are?
Uh oh! Below is the improved recipe as of 2015. It contains cheap GMO beet sugar and GMO-fed milk. Not good. How do we know StarBucks is using GMO beet sugar? GMO beet sugar costs less than cane sugar, and is labeled simply as “sugar”. This is a euphemistic way to cover up cheap ingredients. Since cane sugar is seen as more desirable, any manufacturer spending extra dollars will spell out “cane sugar”. So when you see “sugar” on an ingredient label, you can assume it is the cheaper GMO beet sugar. Regarding milk, here in the US, all milk is from GMO-fed cows unless labeled organic.
Stay Away from Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte.
The ingredients are: GMO items I have marked in red.
Espresso, milk [GMO], Pumpkin Spice Flavored Sauce (Sugar [GMO], Condensed Skim Milk [GMO], Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% or Less of Fruit and Vegetable Juice for Color, Natural Flavors [GMO], Annatto (Color), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Salt), Whipped Cream (Light Whipping Cream [Cream [GMO], Mono and Diglycerides, Carrageenan]), Starbucks Vanilla Syrup (Sugar [GMO], Water, Natural Flavors [GMO], Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Citric Acid), Pumpkin Spice Topping (Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove).
This easy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte is quicker, tastier, more nutritious, and way cheaper than Starbucks. Try it! Serves one.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened alternative milk (coconut or almond)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin pulp, cooked and drained *
- 1 tablespoon sweetener to taste, such as Just Like Sugar Table Top natural chicory root sweetener, or 1/2 teaspoon PureLo Lo Han Sweetener by Swanson, or 2 teaspoons raw honey, or your favorite sweetener.
- 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie spice *
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
- Pinch unprocessed salt and plenty of black pepper (optional)
- 1 cup hot coffee (or 1/4 teaspoon Mt. Hagen organic decaffeinated coffee crystals and 1 cup hot water)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and whiz. Enjoy!
- Canned pumpkin will work just fine. I suggest fresh pumpkin or squash as they possess a higher level of nutrient life force.
- Squash is a delicious substitution for pumpkin.
- If you don't have Pumpkin Pie spice, mix your own with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg.