I am so grateful we have had proper summer weather this year, for it has heightened my excitement for autumn and winter. I love October simply for the pumpkin treats and treasures, though this year there has been quite a lack of such seasonal foods (I hold hope for some good, new and interesting Christmas delights). Nonetheless, it gives me even more reason to create my own pumpkin dishes and drinks. Pumpkin spice latte is an absolute favourite and is so easy to make!
Pumpkin is full of important vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin A which protect your eyesight, and antioxidants, including beta-catotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. Antioxidants help neutralise free radicals and stops them from damaging your cells therefore providing you protection against chronic illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. Pumpkin is also a good source of fiber and is low in calories compared to its nutrient density, therefore it may help with weight loss.
Not a fan of coconut? Skip the coconut cream and replace the coconut milk in the latte with almond or cashew milk, just do not omit the spices, they make all the difference.