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Keep Blood Sugar Stable with a Healthy Latte

The stores are filled with pumpkins and the scents of the fall season. Allow me to officially welcome you to fall and an awesome drink that will invigorate you upon awakening and stabilize your blood sugar levels until lunchtime.

I love the Starbuck’s Pumpkin Latte but I needed a healthier version, simply made with pumpkin, spices, and coffee, without the sugary, artificial syrups added. I also love to make Bulletproof coffee, so I combined the two. The ingredients are immune boosting and heart healthy. I think you’ll love it this Fall.

Coffee offers an 8%- 15% reduction in risk of death from cancer and cardiovascular events (higher if more coffee is consumed). Also reduces risk of Diabetes type 2, Parkinson’s, Cirrhosis and Gout.

Pumpkin, a fiber-rich, gut healing food full of antioxidants.

Grass-fed Butter, rich in Omega-3’s, antioxidants, good cholesterol, and Vitamins A.D.E. and K2.

Spices, particularly cinnamon, the world’s first super-foods high in antioxidants.

Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of brewed coffee (you may use decaf here if you like)
  • ½ cup of full-fat coconut milk (you may use 2 Tbsp. half and half if you like)
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 Tbsp. canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp. grass–fed butter (like Kerrygold Butter) Please do not use margarine or regular butter. It must be grass-fed
  • 1-2 Tbsp. of maple syrup, to taste
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

Blend together until smooth. Pour into a mug and ENJOY! This could be your breakfast in a mug and it might hold you nicely until lunchtime. Fats and fiber are very satiating and keeps your insulin/ blood sugar levels balanced.

Resources:

The Latest Scoop on the Health Benefits of Coffee

Why Grass-Fed Butter Is Good For You

Conjugated linoleic acid content of milk from cows fed different diets

Antioxidant capacity of 26 spice extracts and characterization of their phenolic constituents


Contact Dr. Ryan Nolen

Keep blood sugar stable until lunchtime with a fall coffee treat.