While it may seem basic, I love me some #PSL and I know I’m not alone here!
That being said, if you’re trying to optimize your hormone balance and overall health, I’d encourage you to experiment with swapping your standard Starbuck’s (which is loaded with sugar and other chemicals that increase inflammation and hormone imbalance) for this elevated version, which is loaded with hormone-loving nutrients like:
+ Brazil Nuts
Rich in selenium, a trace mineral that supports optimal thyroid function
An adaptogen that works to lower cortisol, nourish adrenals and create balance in the body
+ Coconut Butter/Oil
Made up of MCT’S that help transform cholesterol into pregnenolone, an essential building block of thyroid and sex hormone-creation
+ Pumpkin Pie Spice/Cinnamon
Helps to naturally balance blood sugar, a key component of hormone balance
An excellent source of amino acids that helps us produce healthy levels of hormones
While this treat is loaded w/ plenty of hormone-healthy ingredients, it’s very important to note that coffee/caffeine is totally optional in this recipe, and if you suffer from issues with your adrenals, burnout, insomnia, blood sugar imbalances or fatigue, it will be much more supportive for your hormones to swap the coffee for decaf, or just leave it out altogether (it’ll still taste delicious).
Either way, you really can’t go wrong with this hormone-healthy pumpkin spice latte, which is super rich and creamy, slightly sweet and spiced (while still being low in sugar) and will satisfy all of your pumpkin cravings this season.
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