Posts made in October 3rd, 2011

vegan pumpkin spice latte

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Posted on Oct 3, 2011 in Food

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

I kinda promised myself that I wouldn’t post a pumpkin spice latte recipe on the blog. There are just so many of them out there that I didn’t want to really join the masses. But uh…yeah…

I really had no intention of posting this on the blog until Babyface kept mumbling in between sips, “Oh my god, this is so good.” and “this tastes like Butterbeer”. Any girly coffee drink that makes Babyface happy is definitely blog worthy. After he got over how good it was, he immediately started to think of what kind of alcohol would be good in it. Because that’s what he does. The alcohol will have to wait until after the elimination diet, but this one is elimination diet friendly (we used decaf coffee).

Ahhh, the first pumpkin can of the season.

I can guarantee you are going to read this recipe and be all like,”two tablespoons of vanilla? That has GOT to be a mistake.” I promise it isn’t! The rich vanilla flavor is part of what makes a pumpkin spice latte so PSL-y. Of course, if you aren’t on the vegan/decaf train, you can just as easily use cow’s milk and fully-leaded coffee in this recipe. It’s pretty customizable. Just stick to the two tablespoons of vanilla. I beg of you.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

Serves 2-3

Save yourself the hassle and expense of dropping into your local Starbucks this Fall and instead make the beloved PSL at home using ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Print this recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3-4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (plus more for garnish)
  • 2/3 cup strongly brewed coffee

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together milk, pumpkin and maple syrup until well combined. Heat until warmed through and frothy. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and coffee. Whisk rapidly until latte is frothy.
  3. Pour into mugs and sprinkle top with more pumpkin pie spice if desired.

Do you ever make fancy coffee drinks at home?

 

 

this weekend i…

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Posted on Oct 3, 2011 in Fun

…bought the last sad can of pumpkin from the grocery store.

…finally found coconut milk yogurt.

…got my living room back (four months later).

…wrote up a storm.

…went to Kentucky.

…tailgated in the cold.

…ate my weight in guacamole.

…saw some fast cars.

…bought a citrus juicer.

…played some Mario Cart.

…got a ridiculous-looking sunburn.

What’d you do this weekend?

monday motivation + weekly goals

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Posted on Oct 3, 2011 in Motivation

Monday Motivation

I think it is always important to remind ourselves that we are the ones with the control over our emotions. Even if someone is trying their darndest to make you feel inferior, angry, overwhelmed or sad, you are the one with the control over if they actually achieve their goal. You have the final say. You have all the power.

Want to take this little piece of motivation home with you? As always, you can purchase this print over at my Etsy store to hang on your wall. Want to check out all my motivational quotes for sale? Head on over to check out this print and loads of others. All are available with custom colors and sizing.

Weekly Goals

Drink 120 ounces of water a day. I did better with this one this past week, but I’d like to keep it on the list just to make sure I stay focused on hydrating.
Figure out backup storage for my files. I’m currently storing all of my important files in a not-so-secure (but very convenient) way, and I’d like to figure out a backup system for it.
Four solid workouts. I did not do a single workout last week. Not a one. Sometimes you’ll have those weeks and I get that, but it’s important to bounce back and not let it become habit.

What are your goals for this week?