Pumpkin Spice Latte – Protein Style

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Okay I just need to say it again: I ADORE PUMPKIN! Literally these days everything I eat contains pumpkin. So why not also my drink? Let me show you in this recipe how you can make a delicious pumpkin spice latte for yourself. 

So, since I don’t really drink coffee I am always looking for other yummy alternatives that I can enjoy in the morning. Usually I drink tea, but in the fall pumpkin is just way too yummy to not make a delicious, creamy drink with it. That is why I came up with my own favorite pumpkin spice latte recipe. 

You know what really surprises me? They also have a ton of pumpkin here in Costa Rica. I have seen everything from a Hokaido pumpkin to Muscat to butternut squash! So happy about this because it means I don’t have to miss out on more awesome fall food the next weeks!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Regarding your choice of protein you can either make this pumpkin spice latte totally vegan by using rice/pea or sunflower protein. Of course you can also use whey protein. Here I recommend the flavors cookies & cream as well as plain vanilla. 

The recipe

So for this special pumpkin photoshoot I made a super fancy dark chocolate decoration around the jar. You don’t need that though really. I just thought it looks cool 🙂 

Pumpkin Spice Latte
A warm and creamy drink for cold autumn mornings!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 200ml almond drink
  2. 50g pumpkin puree
  3. 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  4. 1 tbsp protein powder
  5. 20g Xylit
  6. 40g dark chocolate if you want the jar decoration
  7. Optional: low fat whipped cream for topping
Instructions
  1. If you want the beautiful jar decoration, melt the chocolate in a water bath.
  2. With a spoon, run the chocolate down the rim of the glass.
  3. Then put the fridge.
  4. Mix almond milk with pumpkin puree in a saucepan over low heat.
  5. Stir in pumpkin spice, protein and Xylit.
  6. Pour pumpkin beverage into the chocolate glass.
Notes
  1. If you want you can top the drink with low fat whipped cream.
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Looking for more amazing pumpkin recipes? Then I would recommend you check out my all time favorite pumpkin spice porridge breakfast bowl! 

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Pumpkin Porridge – healthy and vegan

Pumpkin Porridge

Pumpkin porridge for the fall season! Sweet and creamy with just a couple ingredients, totally vegan and ready in 15 minutes!

Bye summer, hello fall

Alright guys we have to admit it. Summer is over. Bye, bye see you next year. Time to bring out those cosy socks, warm sweaters, cool leather jackets and nice boots for the colder season of the year. 

With this post I want to share one of my favorite fall recipes. You might not know this but I have a secret pumpkin obsession. During October and November almost every meal includes some kind of pumpkin. Also my breakfast. Since I absolutely looove this recipe I had to share it with you in a dedicated blog post. This pumpkin porridge is so creamy and warming. 

Spiced Pumpkin Porridge

Fitness Pumpkin Porridge Variations 

If you would like to add some extra protein this is the perfect opportunity to mix in an extra scoop of your favorite protein. I can recommend using vanilla, but chocolate is also super yummy! 
For vegan fitness versions of this pumpkin porridge I have used hemp protein and sunflower protein in the past and it was also super tasty. Only the hemp protein gave it a slightly different taste than it usually has. 

Pumpkin Porridge Toppings

Since this is a hearty and smooth fall composition I would recommend topping it with fall fruit like pears or apples.
I would also prefer slightly simmered apples or pears instead of raw ones. Like this the flavors evolve better and if you add some cinnamon and honey its just the perfect topping.
When I make it I usually use nut butter as well which adds so much extra delicious flavor to the pumpkin porridge . In the pictures you see peanut butter I put on top of the yummy bowl. I also really like cashew butter, but that didn’t came out so well on the picture 😉  
Another topping I can recommend are nuts. I used very special red nuts that my grandma has in her garden. But regular walnuts, pecans or almonds will do as well. 

Spiced Pumpkin Porridge

The ingredients

For this easy pumpkin porridge you will just need a handful of ingredients. 
It is super easy to make and will take you only 15 minutes. 
Regarding the type of pumpkin I only have made it with Hokaido. I like to use this kind of pumpkin because of the beautiful orange color. I am sure the other ones will work fine too. 
As I usually do I substituted regular refined sugar with Erythrit again to save quite a bit of calories. If you don’t have that at home you can use honey or regular sugar or Xylit.

Pumpkin Porridge

I hope you will find great use of this recipe this fall season. I can promise you its worth a try for every pumpkin lover out there!

Pumpkin Porridge
Serves 1
A smooth and creamy breakfast for the fall season
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Total Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 100ml almond milk
  2. 20g oat flour
  3. 50g pumpkin puree
  4. 20g erythrit or xylit
  5. 1 tsp of pumpkin spice
  6. 1/2 scoop of protein powder
  7. nut butter
  8. apples or pears for topping
Instructions
  1. In a pot boil the oats in milk under consistent stirring.
  2. Once thickened add in the pumpkin purree, sweetener of choice, protein powder and pumpkin spice.
  3. Stir until well combined.
  4. Put in a bowl and top with nut butter of choice and apples or pears.
Notes
  1. Make double the portion if you are really hungry 😉
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Are you looking for more vegan and healthy breakfast recipes? Have you seen my vegan breakfast waffles without sugar? If not check them out here

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