Healthy Ways To Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix

We don’t know about you guys, but we got a fever…and the only cure is more pumpkin-spiced everything. Even though Thanksgiving is over, pumpkin-spiced treats are still around and they are downright magical. But if you don’t want to spend $6 on a pumpkin-spiced drink or $5 on a small piece of pumpkin bread, you are smarter than most. Believe it or not, it is very easy to make your own pumpkin-spiced treats at home, and we have some tasty ways to bring pumpkin spice into your life without you having to spend a fortune.

 

Homemade Pumpkin Puree:

Before we give you some recipes, you have to know how to make homemade pumpkin puree. This is so you don’t have to use canned pumpkin. Remember: Fresh is best! It is very easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups baby pumpkin meat
  • 1 cup Medjool dates (no preservatives or sugar)
  • ¼ cup filtered water

Instructions:

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a smooth consistency. You can use this immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

 

Skinny Pumpkin-Spiced Latte:

We aren’t messing around here. This is going to save you money and keep the calories and sugar away.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons homemade pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg and ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup warm black coffee

Instructions

  • Add the almond milk, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger powder, and vanilla extract to a saucepan over medium-low heat. You can also add a little agave to sweeten it. Whisk until it becomes frothy and then add a little bit of this mixture to black coffee. Enjoy!

 

Pumpkin-Spiced Oatmeal:

Depending on your palate, oatmeal can taste a little bland on its own. Make it seasonal and delicious by making some pumpkin-spiced oatmeal!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions:

  • Combine the oats and almond milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir every few minutes and slowly mix in the vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice so that everything is thoroughly combined. Serve in a bowl and enjoy. If you’re craving extra pumpkin, add a little homemade pumpkin puree to your oatmeal.

 

Pumpkin-Spiced Dip:

This may sound odd, but dip some apples or pears in this and you’ll be in healthy dessert heaven.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup homemade pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup plain organic Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions:

  • Mix everything together, slice up some apples and pears, and prepare to devour.

 

Source:

https://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/pumpkin-spice-latte-healthy-options/

https://paleoleap.com/25-healthy-ways-enjoy-pumpkin-spice/

2019-09-24T12:34:08-07:00