Pumpkin Protein Chai Latte

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This dreamy concoction is a great alternative to those sickly sweet lattes at the coffee shops.

Mmmmm it is time to start drinking warm lovely beverages!  Although I really love to drink warm things all year round.  This little drink came about after having a pumpkin chai latte at a local coffee shop.  The flavor was good but the drink was so sweet that it left me feeling pretty gross.

So after being outside and freezing my buns in the damp cold weather, I wanted something satisfying and reminiscent of pumpkin pie in a drink form.   This drink has amazing flavor, lots of vitamins and minerals, protein and the whole family adored it!

simple ingredients!  Hemp Hearts, Maple syrup (or dates) banana, almond milk, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg!

simple ingredients! Hemp Hearts, pumpkin,  Maple syrup (or dates) banana, almond milk, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Latte

1/3 cup pumpkin puree (not sweetened)

1 cup almond milk

2 Tbls hemp hearts

2 Tsp maple syrup (or 2-3 dates)

1/2 banana 1/2 tsp each- cinnamon, ginger

1/4 tsp nutmeg (less if you prefer)

*optional, add 1/2 – 3/4 cup hot water and 1 tsp coffee granules for a coffee pumpkin latte *

 If you want this warm you need to do 1 of 2 things, either warm your milk before blending it all together,  or if you have a fancy blender like mine (blendtec) you just set it on the hot chocolate setting and let er rip!

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Note this beautiful mug was made by Lenni Lampi. This is a little version, she makes larger ones along with bowls and vases and other cool stuff! Check out her website. www.lenorelampi.com

If you have a regular blender you will need to cycle this a couple of times.  It may not get as foamy as with my blender but the flavor will be stellar any how!  I actually prefer no foam but my family loves the foam!

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4 Comments

  • Jenny

    Seriously, this looks AMAZING. Gonna have to cook up a squash. I don’t have the hemp hearts, but I bet I can fake it! 🙂

    • jodie

      I did try this with almond butter and that was really good in place of the hemp hearts!!

  • Jenny

    Finally got around to it: Y-U-M! Used dairy milk, and doubled the recipe. It’s like pumpkin-nog. I may try adding some rum or brandy to it later, too. 😉

    • jodie

      Yes totally pumpkin noggy! I think it would make a killer ice cream too! And brandy or rum, you naughty but brilliant girl!