Healthy Protein Packed Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe

I am sure you know by now how evil the PSL really is and although delicious it can be a total wreck on your diet. Instead of completely avoiding the PSL, because you know getting in tune with the holidays is something you have to do because Halloween.. I made a delicious recipe for you!

I am a total Halloween girl and while I have yet to dress up for the past few years (I lived in Thailand for the last three years), I am totally dressing up this year. I have no idea what I will be but I am thinking of making my shih-tzus look like dragons and playing Daenerys from Game Of Thrones..but we will see..what are you going to be? I would love to see costume photos!

Healthy Protein Packed Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

 

This was my first recipe video so bare with me! I added ginger which is not typical but a great anti-inflammatory and I think really ties together all the flavors! You can omit the Kefir and use an almond milk or coconut milk if you prefer. I really LOVE kefir because it makes it THICK and it gives me a dose of protein I needed after creating workouts for my Fit and Fabulous Club! I drank this cold as well, you can totally heat it up if you prefer a warm drink.

Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe

I want to share why Kefir should become your new staple in the kitchen. Kefir is my new favorite thing since I was dealing with some digestive issues these past few weeks due to stress. All is well on my front, just getting my membership site going takes a lot of creative energy out of me so my gut was suffering. I have been drinking Kefir daily and already feel 100x’s better. You may remember from my skin clearingΒ post hereΒ I tend to avoid dairy but I do drink kefir on occasion because it is loaded with so many benefits that it is worth it!

Benefits of Kefir:

  • High in protein and a great source of vitamins and minerals to help with recovery post workout.
  • Boosts immunity with probiotics which help your gut digestΒ foods properly
  • When your body is imbalanced your digestive system does not pull minerals and vitamins from the foods you eat and digest them properly so making sure to have enough probiotics in your gut is essential for de bloating and balance.
  • Natural source of protein and is fermented so your body can digest this easier.
  • Helps curb cravings due to its thickness, it really fills you up and ingesting a high protein meal helps curb hunger and cravings.

Make sure to buy unflavored and organic Kefir. You can buy this super food at Target, Trader Joes or you can go beyond and make your own! I have yet to try making my own but plan to get on that one day! Have you tried Kefir before? You have to try this recipe, it is addictive!

So I wanna know..

  • What are you going to be for Halloween?
  • Are you a pumpkin addict?

 

Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe

  • Thanks for sharing! I’m a big an of kefir. This sounds delish!

  • LOVE this. That mug is amazing as well! Pumpkin spice anything perfectly epitomizes Fall. Can’t wait to try this out!

    xo Olivia | http://oliviadipede.com

  • Amanda | Marigold Ale

    Yum! I’ll be giving this a try this year. I love PSL but I know they’re soooo bad for you.

    • Haha yes which is why I created this delicious version. You can drink guilt free πŸ™‚

  • PSL is so delicious but so bad. Im glad you found a way to make it healthier. I’ll have to try this!

    April | http://thebluehydrangeas.com

  • YESSSSS you have disqus! And YESSS because I love this recipe and video!! I need to try this but can I sub soy milk instead of kefir?? I can’t do the dairy thing. πŸ™‚

  • Ever since I saw this on Facebook, I have been DYING to give it a try! I absolutely love that you added Kefir to it. That is seriously GENIUS for both the rad bennies but for that thick consistency. Also LOVE that you added real pumpkin to it instead of the nasty fake stuff. & your mug! It’s so you! I’m def giving this a go this week to get my PSL fix! xx Shannon

    • YES! Shannon try it and let me know how you like it, I seriously just finished my pumpkin can and want more STAT!!!! The kefir does make it THICK THICK which is NICE!! xo C

  • This looks delicious, and not very hard! Most of those spices are things that I have on hand. This is definitely worth a try!
    Emily
    http://darlingdearestblog.com

    • Yes I didn’t have to buy anything to make this but the pumpkin just because its a fall staple πŸ˜‰ Enjoy Emily!

  • Danielle Alexandra

    I am OBSESSED with PSL & typically order them with Coconut Milk. I will definitely have to try this recipe out!
    Dani // http://www.daniellealexandra.com

    • YOU WILL LOVE this recipe Danielle! Its SO good! I love the coconut milk at Starbucks too, check back next week I am making a hot chocolate recipe with coconut milk πŸ˜‰

  • I have a PSL recipe on my blog… And WHOA DUDE – after I tried it, I was like BAM – no WONDERRRRRRRR why people love this stuff, hahaha!
    I find it really funny that your PSL is in a DEATH mug! πŸ˜‰

  • Ok, confession time.. I have never had pumpkin spice latte. I know, I am crazy, but I am just worried that I will be forever converted and addicted haha! It happened with frappucinos couple of years ago but wow your recipe sounds super delicious and not that hard to make! Might give it a go πŸ™‚ x

    Urban Blond blog || http://www.urbanblond.com

    • No worries I didn’t have one until last year and I saw WHY everyone went bonkers for it! You have to try this, you will LOVE IT!

  • Courtney–hey girl! i saw the video annie shared on FB, great job on it!!! and honestly nothing says fall like an overload of everything PUMPKIN. isn’t that right?!! i have actually heard of kiefer and all the benefits, you’ll have to let us know how making your own goes! thanks for sharing and interesting addition of ginger, but so good for you! xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

    • haha thank you Janna! I am so happy you enjoyed it, now you have to get on the kefir kick <3 I made a few more for upcoming weeks so check back!! Sending so much LOVE <3

  • Yes! I love this recipe. What a great alternative to a fall favorite! Thank you!

  • Emily Ravenna

    looks delicious! i can’t wait to try it out.
    xo Emily
    http://www.thehipsuburban.com

  • Valerie

    This looks so good!

    http://www.styledmuse.com

  • The Southern Edge

    This is BRILLIANT! Cant wait to try!

    Best,
    Madison
    http://www.madisononmadisonave.com

  • Madeline Laviolette

    This looks sooo good! I’ve been trying to find a good protein/coffee drink and this is great for fall.

    Thank you for sharing!

    http://www.mlavioletteblog.com/diy-mermaid-costume/

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    This looks yummy! I need this in my life!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • its the best <3