I’ve recently decided to cut coffee out of my life, again… I can honestly say I hadn’t missed it until all of the pumpkin spice latte talk recently! Why have I decided to quit coffee again? There are a couple reasons, the biggest is I love the cream and sugar. The problem with that is cream and sugar cause fat and I’ve been working hard in my home gym to burn that stuff off. Why should I keep replenishing the storage gut? The second reason, no caffeine means I get a headache. That means it’s something my body is addicted to. I don’t like feeling like I have to have something to feel good, I don’t even like to take Advil for crying out loud. So not only have I quit coffee but I quit using my pre-workout also. I haven’t removed it completely from my diet but will only be using it when I have a REALLY strenuous workout ahead (cough, Spartan Race, cough.)
And so, the search for a no coffee version began. It seemed that all the recipes I found have milk in them and since I’m vegan that didn’t work either. I found a recipe on allrecipes.com and tweaked it to work for me. The recipe I found was for a bigger batch, I scaled it down to a one cup treat because I have the self control of a toddler when it comes to sweets! I’d drink the whole batch in one sitting because there are only 2 pumpkin pie lovers in my house. Only downfall I’ve found with doing it this way, means I have a lot of left over pumpkin to use. I’m thinking pumpkin oats, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin Shakeology! #winning
No Latte, Pumpkin Hotte!
- 1 C Coconut Milk (or other milk of your choice)
- 1/4 C Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Tbsp Agave
- 1/4 tsp Pumpkin Spice
- Optional: 1 tsp Coconut Oil, use if blending to make it extra frothy, gives it that coffee house feel ❤
- Optional: 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, honestly I forgot to use it and thought it was good enough without it. Adding it might give you more of the pumpkin and whipped cream flavor.
Step 1: Measure all ingredients and throw them in a pan. Heat it up and enjoy!
Bonus Step: If you decide to use the coconut oil, throw it in the blender to get a little bit of foam. Yum!