Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Bulletproof Latte

This weeks post is a tribute to one of my more popular recipes - Pumpkin Spice Bulletproof Latte.   I've enhanced this recipe with the addition of Brown Butter Ghee.  Oh my!  Where has this stuff been all my life.  Now that it is officially fall there will be lots of this Pumpkin Spice Coffee in my house.  This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, paleo and primal.

Fall is officially here y'all so why not start adding a little pumpkin to your coffee. This Pumpkin Spice Bulletproof Coffee came from a desire to add better carbohydrates to my diet (Since going the Paleo route) and because I love the coffee that can be purchased at Starbucks but what nutritional value could that possibly have? I must confess I love Pumpkin in anything (at least as far as I know now)

Bulletproof coffee is not my concept or idea.  This credit must go to Dave Asprey and this is a link  to his recipe and his story of how this deliciousness came to be.  I have been absolutely amazed at how great I feel drinking this coffee with either Grass Fed Butter (which is really just whipped cream folks) or some high quality coconut oil like Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.

Here is my take on this yummy fall goodness.  Enjoy.

Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice "Bulletproof" Latte

6 - 8 oz of fresh brewed coffee
2 T of Pumpkin Puree
2 T Coconut Cream
1 t Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 T Maple Syrup
1 1/2 T Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
1 T Tin Star Foods Brown Butter Ghee
dash of Cinnamon for the top of the drink

Place all of the ingredients in either a blender or you could use an immersion blender like I do.  If using an immersion blender you will need to place the ingredients in a glass twice as tall as needed.  This extra space will be needed for the whipping and frothing.  Blend all of the ingredients until well combined, approx 1 minute.  If using the immersion blender make sure to push it up and down the full length of the glass and at the end let it blend close to the top of the mixture to help create a nice froth.

What takes this recipe to a whole new level is the addition of the Brown Butter Ghee.  You have to try this stuff.  It is absolutely amazing and I'm using it in all of my baked goods these days.  It adds such a depth of flavor to the drink that you cannot get with plain ghee or coconut milk.

**This recipe would also be delicious with some whipped Coconut Cream added to the top.** 

Pour your combined mixture into your favorite glass.  Add a dash of cinnamon to the top and enjoy! 

 I had to take a sip!
SheShe's Gluten Free