Raw Pumpkin Latte
CLEAN, NUTRITIOUS & DELICIOUS
It is overwhelming these days what you can find in your local grocery or health food store with pumpkin flavor. I love the flavor and aroma of pumpkin with spices in Fall, but what I don’t like is that almost everything out there is processed with artificial flavors and other harmful ingredients for our body.
I am sure you have heard the expression don’t go on the grocery store when you hungry. It was one of those days that I was tempted to buy a bottle of “Pumpkin Latte” from a well known health food chain. I knew that what is inside is processed I almost put it in my basket when last minute I said look at the INGREDIENTS!!!! I was socked what was inside, more than 20 ingredients that I couldn’t even pronounce. That gave me the inspiration to create a healthy, fresh, raw version of pumpkin latte.
With no artificial sugar, no dairy, no artificial flavors, no preservatives, no chemicals but only 6 ingredients that come straight from mother earth with so many benefits for our health. Surprise your guests, friends and family this Halloween Season with this healthy drink recipe of “Raw Pumpkin Latte”.
You can drink it as it is anytime of the day especially after your workout, add it to your coffee, tea, cereal, oatmeal bowl, you can warm it up with some ghee or coconut butter and drink it before sleep or when you need to relax
Makes 1 serving about 16oz
For the juice
1 cup of raw pumkin
1 medium size sweet potato
2 medium carrots
Thumb size raw turmeric root
For the Almond Milk
1 cup or soaked raw almonds
3 cups of either spring water, rose or coconut water
a pinch of Himalayan salt
spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon
There are 2 ways you can combine the ingredients and make the drink
In a professional Slow Juicer (I have Omega VRT350) you can start making the almond milk. In a bowl you have 3 cups of water and 1 cup of almonds. With a big spoon you add the water and almonds to the juicer. Once you done, you can start adding the other ingredients they all combine in the same Mason jar.
You can make the almond milk separate in a blender and then add the juice. If you don’t have a juicer make separate the almond milk and juice and then combine them. Usually I do half milk and half juice and then I add the spices cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cardamom.
For extra creaminess and deliciousness turn it to a “Smoothie”
Add a cup of “Raw Pumpkin Latte Drink” to a blender with 1 banana or 1 mango and I like to add some fresh ginger and your favorite superfood. Here I have added Baobab, high in antioxidants and vitamin C from my favorite brand Organic Burst.
Pumpkins are part of the squash family, they are a great source of potassium, beta carotene, vitamin A, C, E, some B vitamins and also contain minerals such calcium and magnesium.
Good for :
Benefits of Carrots
This root vegetable is a good source of antioxidants and fiber content. They are rich in vitamins A, C, K, and B8 and minerals such as folate, potassium, iron, copper and manganese. Most of their benefits can be attributed to their high content of beta-carotene.
High in antioxidants
Decrease risk for heart disease and stroke
Helps prevent cancer
Skin Health + wound healing
Brain health and cognitive thinking
Sweet potato benefits Ranking much lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes and contain a higher density of nutrients, packed with potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B6 which supports energy.
Weight loss support
Boost immune system
Health Benefits of apples
Packed with vitamins, antioxidants and fiber apples are one of the most nutritious food in our planet.
Reduces ldl (bad) cholesterol
Balance blood sugar levels
Supports weight loss
Decrease risk of diabetes
Turmeric is on top of the list as one of the most frequently mentioned medicinal herbs in all of science.
Relieves menstrual pain
Today, almonds nutrition benefits are praised around the world and they used in numerous different ways. Ancient Indian Ayurvedic practitioners even believed that almonds were capable of increasing brain capacity, intellectual ability and longevity.
Control blood sugar
Support healthy weight
High in antioxidants
Protects brain function
Fights infections + viruses
Helps good sleep
Digestive + bone health
Treats bad breath