Warm Drinks to Enjoy this Fall

It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte season! As fun as the occasional PSL is, those are serious sugar and calorie bombs that can get you off track from your healthy lifestyle pretty quickly. Since everyone loves a warm, comforting drink to enjoy while looking at the leaves and choosing a pumpkin, we gathered our team’s favorite healthy Fall drink recipes.

Collagen Cocoa

  • Serves 2
    • 2 cups milk (dairy or dairy-free)
    • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
    • 2 scoops hydrolyzed collagen powder
    • 2 tsp natural sweetener, such as stevia or honey
    • ⅛ tsp sea salt (optional but really adds to the taste!)

    Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Be careful not to scald the milk! Stir in cacao and collagen powders, sweetener, and salt until dissolved. Pour cocoa mixture into mugs and enjoy immediately.

Golden Spiced Chai Milk

  • Serves 2 
    • 2 cups unsweetened milk (daily, coconut, cashew, almond, etc.)
    • 1 Tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup
    • 1 tsp ground turmeric
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger root (equivalent to ¼ – ½ tsp. ground dried ginger)
    • Dash of black pepper
    • 2 chai tea bags

    In a small saucepan – pour all ingredients, except the tea bags. While continuously whisking, bring to a gentle boil until spices are well mixed. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, but do not allow milk to scald. Give it another quick whisk, then add the chai tea bags. Steep for 3 minutes before serving.

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea

  • Serves 1
    • 1 small turmeric root, peeled and sliced
    • 2-inch piece of ginger root, peeled and sliced
    • 1 whole lemon, sliced

    Place ingredients in a medium saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat and let tea steep another 5 minutes. Strain tea and enjoy hot or cold.

Hot Maca Chocolate

  • Serves 1
    • 1 teaspoon of maca powder
    • 1 teaspoon of cacao powder
    • I mug dairy or almond milk
    • 1 pinch cinnamon
    • Cacao Nibs
    • Cinnamon

    Heat the milk and wait to simmer. Blend it with maca and cacao powder for a few seconds. Then, pour the mixture into your mug. Sprinkle some cinnamon and cacao on top.

Sweet Enough Matcha Latte

  • Serves 1
    • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
    • 1.5 cup almond milk, unsweetened
    • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (optional)

    Heat almond milk and maple syrup/honey (if using) in a small pot. Add matcha powder to the cup. When almond milk is hot, add about a ¼ cup to matcha and stir to combine. Add the rest of the milk to the cup. You can steep a chai tea bag in the milk if you prefer chai tea over matcha.

Caffeine-Free Chai Latte

  • Serves 1-2
    • 1 bag of rooibos chai tea 
    • 2 cups of boiling water
    • 1 tablespoon tahini
    • 1 tablespoon creamy almond butter
    • 2 dates (optional)

    Cover the teabag and dates (if using) with 2 cups of boiling water and steep for a few minutes. Discard the tea bag and place tea, soaked dates, tahini, and almond butter into a blender. Blend until creamy.

    And, like we’d leave you without a healthy PSL…

Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • Serves 1
    • 3 tbsp coconut milk
    • 1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
    • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
    • ½ tsp maple syrup (optional)
    • 1 cup coffee (decaf if preferred)

    Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until creamy.