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.
This elevated PSL is super rich + creamy, slightly sweet + spiced, loaded w/ hormone-healthy nutrients & tastes like the real deal w/o dairy.
Author: Lauren Chambers
Recipe Type: Drinks
For the Brazil Nut Milk:
1 cup raw, unsalted Brazil nuts
3 cups filtered water
Sprinkle of sea salt
1 tsp vanilla
Optional: 1-2 dates, pitted and chopped, to sweeten
For the pumpkin spice latte:
1 cup brewed coffee or 1-2 espresso shots (or leave out to make a caffeine-free version, especially if suffering from burnout/cortisol issues)
12 oz (about 1 1⁄2 cups) brazil nut milk (or other unsweetened, non-dairy milk like oat, cashew, etc.)
2 tbsp organic pumpkin puree
1 tbsp maple syrup or 2 dates, pitted and chopped
1 tbsp coconut oil or butter (can also use nut butter to make it thicker/creamier)
1 tsp ashwagandha (this can have a distinct flavor profile, so try starting with 1⁄2 tsp and working your way up to 1 tsp, or subbing for another adaptogen like reishi or maca root) **consult your doctor before taking, especially if pregnant/nursing