Happy FALL Y’ALL!!
It finally, finally feels that way around Nashville and I couldn’t be happier.
I am also officially 32 years old. Shout out October birthdays!!
And to celebrate all things fall, and my birthday month, I wanted to get the “pumpkin” rolling so to speak and start this month by celebrating one of my favorite ingredients of all time, pumpkin. From chili and ice cream to chocolate and waffles, there is not much that isn’t made better by adding pumpkin.
And one of my all-time favorite combinations (especially this time of year) is COFFEE made with PUMPKIN.
There are probably lots of you reading this thinking, “Umm, isn’t that readily available in a plastic creamer bottle? Or by driving down to my local shop with a green mermaid on the signage? Why on earth would I add it to my actual coffee?”
Because I care about your tastebuds AND your health, that’s why. And it gives me a chance to share another of my favorite treats with you in this fabulous month of October- coffee bombs.
Coffee bombs are a brilliant way to get healthy fats and collagen into your morning routine. Technically, they are “a pre-made Butter Coffee supplement made with organic coconut oil, grass-fed butter, collagen (or hemp) protein + medicinal spices that help stimulate the mind and jumpstart the metabolism.” In my world, they are delicious. Sarah and her business partner Nicole have figured out a way to take your morning coffee (or tea or hot water) to a fabulous nutritional level. And I promise you, try these once and see how amazing they make you feel!
And the Vanilla Thunder coffee bombs make the Luv Cooks version of the pumpkin spice latte even tastier. Just brew some hot, darker roast coffee (I’ve heard this is amazing), add a Vanilla Thunder coffee bomb, pumpkin puree, a little bit of almond coconut milk and a teaspoon or two of organic maple syrup. Top with cinnamon and/or nutmeg and VOILA. Pumpkin coffee heaven.
And to top it ALL OFF (even better than the whipped cream on top of those other pumpkin coffees), Ladybird Provisions, the maker of one of the coffee bombs, is now shipping nationwide!
As in, you can have coffee bombs delivered to your door every. single. month. And they come in super cute packaging with easy trays that hold each coffee bomb in your fridge!
I seriously love this product so much.
Alright y’all, here’s to a fall full of health, happiness, coffee bombs, and pumpkin everything.
Butter Coffee Pumpkin Spice Latte
Creating a healthy pumpkin spice latte at home is as easy as dark roast coffee + coffee bomb + pumpkin + spices. Trust me, your early morning brain will thank you!
What You Will Need:
- 8 ounces dark roasted coffee, fresh and hot
- 1 Vanilla Thunder coffee bomb
- 2 ounces unsweetened almond coconut milk (or milk of choice)
- 1-2 tsp organic maple syrup, depending on taste preference
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon plus more for topping
- whole nutmeg, for grating and topping (optional)
What You Will Do:
- Put all ingredients (except nutmeg) into a blender and blend until frothy.
- Top just a bit of freshly grated nutmeg (just a little bit goes a long way) and/or cinnamon if desired.