Comforting, warm, and healthy, this paleo and refined-sugar free pumpkin chai latte is the perfect way to begin a chilly day. It’s simple and delicious and fits into the full GAPS diet, as well!
It’s always pumpkin time.
You don’t have to visit my blog during fall to realize that I love all the pumpkin things. To my husband’s rolling eyes I stock up on canned pumpkin after the holidays when it’s cheapest. This way I have it on hand for whenever it’s necessary.
And it’s pretty much always necessary. I mean, when do you *not* need a honey orange pumpkin pie, or a comforting batch of pumpkin muffins, or a chocolate almond butter pumpkin smoothie… or… or… a mocha?
Those are probably necessities.
Delicious and nutritious.
In fact, I can’t think of a pumpkin recipe I haven’t enjoyed. It’s safe to say I’m a pumpkin fanatic, I guess. And that’s ok, because pumpkin is actually pretty good for you!
Both pumpkin flesh (the part we usually eat) and the seeds are full of vitamins A, C, E, and K. These provide your body with antioxidants and help boost your immune system. But pumpkin goodness doesn’t stop there! It’s also an excellent source of B-complex vitamins like folate, niacin, vitamin B-6, thiamin, and pantothenic acid.
Plus, it tastes delicious, of course, so there’s also that reason for eating it year-round…
One of my favorite ways to get pumpkin in my diet, is (of course) pumpkin pie, which I’m happy to eat any time of year, but here are a few more of my favorite pumpkin recipes, some of which I mentioned above. They’re all nourishing and completely gluten-free. And they’re all safe for primal/paleo and full GAPS diets peeps, too! So dig in to one… or nine…
- Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Bread
- No-Churn Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Savory Pumpkin Muffins with Apple & Sage
- Pumpkin Spice Fruit Dip
- Healthy Pumpkin Eggnog Smoothie
- Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Herbal Pumpkin Mocha
- Pumpkin Pie Gummies
- Chocolate Almond Butter Pumpkin Smoothie
And of course we must also add this delicious and nourishing pumpkin chai latte… the list wouldn’t be complete without it!
Pumpkin Chai Latte
I first posted a pumpkin chai latte recipe about 5 years ago, when I was really getting into blogging. It was clean and tasty, but called for chai tea bags, which I don’t normally have on hand. I do usually have all the spices for a simple chai in my pantry, though! If you happen to keep chai teabags in stock, then feel free to sub those out for the spices.
(Side note: anyone else feel super redundant saying ‘chai tea’? Whyyyyy English? Anyway…)
Using ground spices gives me the freedom to blend the chai to my liking, which I like. Ha. I enjoy adding in other things like Perfect Supplements’ grass-fed gelatin (my favorite way to boost protein!) and a pinch of Himalayan salt. And to sweeten it up a tad – honey, of course. It’s my favorite nourishing sweetener!
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Pumpkin Chai Latte
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- a pinch to 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- a few dashes pepper and salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher gelatin
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 2 cups coconut milk, or milk of choice (I use my homemade coconut milk)
- 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I use my homemade vanilla extract)
In small saucepan, whisk together dry ingredients.
Whisk in honey and pumpkin.
Slowly whisk in coconut milk until mixture is smooth and combined.
Heat over low until desired temperature is reached.
Stir in vanilla and serve.