Autumn is in full swing and with it comes all the autumn colours and flavours, thick scarves, comforting stews, bowls of steaming hot soup and my clean eating pumpkin spice latte recipe.
Don’t worry about summer ending or the mayhem of Christmas creeping closer, instead, treat yourself and your loved ones to the ever so famous pumpkin spice latte. It’s a tasty treat and this one won’t break the bank either!
Before we get to this clean eating spicy pumpkin latte recipe I need to tell you something. I have released a book! I know! I am thrilled, scared, excited, worried but most of all, proud! I never ever thought that I, Hedi Pavelcova, an ordinary girl from a small mountain village somewhere in the Czech Republic, could do such a thing. This isn’t a sales pitch so that you go and buy it (although of course you can if you like the sound of budget-friendly, healthier versions of your favourites like chicken curry, fish and chips and fluffy pancakes!!). Instead, this is a message to all of you out there that have an idea or are passionate about something… DO IT! Don’t wait for the right moment, don’t wait for Monday or the beginning of the month, do it and start today. I never thought people would love what I do, but they do. They feel inspired, they recreate my recipes, they send me emails telling their life stories and how I’ve helped them, they share pictures of my recipes, they comment, like and love my Facebook posts and I am eternally grateful for that. I don’t know if you know but I left my job on 1st of July to concentrate on running Hedi Hearts and Helo Health full-time time. It has been an emotional roller coaster with so many ups and downs, but I am loving it. I now get to spend more time with my precious Sofia, and I wake up on a Monday excited to see what the week will bring. The greatest thrill is that I have more time connecting with you lovely readers!
Of course, there are days when I wonder if I have done the right thing, and worry about the next cheque coming in, but I ride through those moments hoping and believing that what I am doing is the right thing. So this book is the start, the start of something bigger, better and exciting. So when it comes to your passion I repeat, do it now, don’t wait for the right moment because there never is one. Open that jewellery Etsy shop, launch your own product, write a book, get enrolled on that university course, just follow your passion and dreams. You can check the book out here, and let me know what you think of it.
Let’s get back to this clean eating pumpkin spice latte recipe. The secret to creating the best flavour is making your own pumpkin spice blend, which is easy when you combine the right amount of spices together. Think nutmeg, cinnamon, ground cloves and allspice. Another game changer is a tablespoon of cashew nut butter…. oh boy, I could have more than one tablespoon! With regards to pumpkin puree, you can make your own or cheat and buy it in a tin from Tesco or a health food shop. Here’s my pumpkin puree recipe if you fancy giving it a go. Once again, this recipe is very easy to follow and any leftovers can be frozen for another time. Don’t forget to top it up with my 1 ingredient whipped cream.
Here is the clean eating pumpkin spice latte recipe
- 1 cup brown rice milk, unsweetened almond milk or any other milk
- 1 shot strong espresso
- 1 tbsp cashew nut butter (you can leave it out but it tastes even nicer with it)
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp maple, date or brown rice syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch of all spice
- Pinch of ginger
- Optional: clean whipped cream on top
- First, warm the milk. If you have a fancy coffee machine with a milk warmer/frother then use it. If you don’t, just simply heat up the milk in a saucepan.
- Add the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil, taste and then pour in your glass.
- Top with some of my whipped cream or frothed milk.
- Sprinkled with touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Now, you can enjoy a homemade pumpkin spice latte without any additives, flavourings or loaded with sugars. It is also much cheaper than store bought and if you leave out the espresso, it’s suitable for your little ones too.
One last thing, the November challenge group is now open. This is officially the last clean eating challenge group of 2016, so come and join me and all of the other members as it is buzzing already! You can join in here.