Inside Scoop: Some of our favourite, and the healthiest healthy pumpkin spice recipes!
We really don’t want to bear bad news here but a venti pumpkin spice latte from the bucks contains 64 grams of sugar, AHHHHH- that’s nearly 3x over the daily recommended amount of added sugars. As much as some of these fast food options are undeniably delicious, they are usually filled to the tits with sugar, refined white flour, and preservatives to keep the spices and muffins nice and fresh.
Because we’re nutritionists we have to tell you about all of the other ways to deal with those pumpkin spice cravings, especially when the reason for the season is pretty much pumpkin spice everything!
So, if you don’t want to give up your Bucks’ PSL, that cool, but if you’re looking for some alternatives that are just as awesome, but also healthy, look no further, here are 10 amazing healthy pumpkin spice recipes to add to your bookmark tabs.
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PUMPKIN SPICE YOUR LIFE WITH THESE HEALTHY PUMPKIN SPICE RECIPES
PUMPKIN SPICED SMOOTHIE
When you want to drink pumpkin pie, but don’t want a 1000 calorie, sugar laced frappa-whatever they’re selling at Starbucks these days. This pumpkin spiced smoothie will totally kill those cravings and leave you feeling full and completely satisfied. Click here to get your fix.
HEALING PUMPKIN SPICED CHAI LATTE
We hope we didn’t offend anyone when we talked about their sugar-laced big cups of dessert drinks. We like Starbucks… sometimes. Actually, though, there’s a reason why their lattes and frappuccinos are so delicious (aside from how much sugar is in them). Plain coffee can be boring, but warm chai spices, now they are anything but. For some reason, chai is just so balancing. So, instead of the big cup of dessert-bucks, why not make your own pumpkin spice chai? Get this healthy pumpkin spice recipe here.
PUMPKIN SPICE COFFEE CREAMER
You can totally chai it, or you can totally make this coffee creamer and store it in your fridge for your busy on-the-go days. This creamer is the perfect thing to add to your morning cuppa, a delicious and nutritious little pick me up for those chilly fall and winter days. Get the healthy pumpkin spice coffee creamer recipe here.
PUMPKIN PIE ENERGY BITES
Energy balls, to us, are one of the most perfect snacks. You can pack in so many healthy ingredients, and they are usually incredibly high in protein and fiber, which make them so amazing for combatting sugar cravings. Your perfect snack recipe awaits here.
MAPLE HEMP PUMPKIN LOAF
Banana bread shmanana bread, it’s pumpkin spice season friends, so it’s time for pumpkin loaf! Actually, banana bread is great, but sometimes you just need to switch it up a bit. Check out the recipe for this amazing and healthy pumpkin loaf here.
GLUTEN-FREE PUMPKIN PIE
Let’s just keep it classic people. This pumpkin pie tastes just like your nans, but instead of refined and bleached white flour, and refined and bleached white sugar (and lot’s of it), this uses a gluten-free crust, and no refined sugar (as a matter of fact it is on the low side of sugar content). So, definitely, a win-win at your holiday dinner parties. Shh…. You don’t even need to tell anyone, they WON’T KNOW! Whip up this perfect pumpkin pie recipe for a ‘just as delicious’ alternative. Get this amazing healthy pumpkin pie recipe here.
RAW MINI PUMPKIN PIE CHEESECAKES
Just like your classic pumpkin pie, these are the perfect holiday party treats. Imagine pumpkin cheesecake bites. These are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan and totally delicious. Make a batch of these pumpkin pie snacks here.
PUMPKIN SPICE BLENDER MUFFINS
Blender muffins are one of our favourite on-the-go treats. They are a minimal mess, take little time to prep, and are high in protein, fiber and amazing for balancing blood sugars. Not to mention they are the perfect alternative for that pumpkin spice muffin that you’re picking up at that fast food joint. Get the recipe here.
PUMPKIN PIE CHIA PUDDING JARS
Pumpkin pie breakfast awaits. Chia pudding is one of our favourite ways to enjoy breakfast because those little seeds are incredibly high in protein, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. These pumpkin pie jars taste just like the filling of pumpkin pie, silky, smooth, spiced, and delicious. To get a crust component layer with granola and you have a pumpkin pie chia pudding parfait. ‘MAZING!! Get the recipe here.
PUMPKIN SPICE MUFFINS
Unlike the pumpkin spiced blender muffins above (which are dense and chewy… in a good way 😉 ) these muffins are lighter and flakier. That’s why we needed to add two pumpkin muffin recipes in here. This one is a great breakfast choice, the other a great post-workout or healthy snack option. Take your pick, but either way, both recipes are amazing and you’ll be happy we rounded them up for you. Find this muffin recipe here.
Did we miss any healthy pumpkin spice recipes? Feel free to comment below and let us know your favourite healthy pumpkin spice recipe so we can add it to the list!
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