With the Fall Season and holidays upon us, there is nothing quite as comforting as enjoying delicious drinks like apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes. Unfortunately, many of the traditional ways to make these drinks are not health-approved. Here are some healthy alternative favorites without depriving your sweet tooth.
If you enjoy apple cider, you can absolutely have it! This is fun to make when you are carving pumpkins, having your dessert, or at a special event. To make the cider, you will combine some organic, all-natural apple cider with no sugar added or preservatives. You can make it from scratch, but using organic bottled cider saves you a lot of time! To that you will add some cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, cardamom pods, and grated nutmeg.
Pumpkin Tea Latte
Regular pumpkin spice latte coffees use dairy and some other ingredients you can’t necessarily have as part of a healthy eating regiment. However, you can make a health-friendly version with tea and some spices. To make pumpkin spice tea, you will want to use an organic black tea along with coconut milk and coconut oil, pure maple syrup, and vanilla bean powder. Add in seasonings like ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg. Brew your tea and add the other ingredients, straining it before serving.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Now for an actual pumpkin spice latte! This gives you the caffeine you crave and that pumpkin spice flavor you want without using any sugar or dairy. For a pumpkin spice latte, you will need coconut milk, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon, ginger, coconut whipped cream, and some pumpkin puree. Combine your coffee with the other ingredients in a pot and heat it up. Pour it into a coffee cup and top with your coconut whipped cream and other seasonings.
These drinks are simple to make, don’t require a lot of ingredients and can add a little something extra to your day. It is a good reminder that all your favorite things have alternatives that are just as delicious and healthier.
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