In my current weight loss challenge group I asked my participants if they had specific recipes needs and I would do my best to create or find healthy clean eats for them. This week there was a request for a healthier alternative to Coffee Creamer and some Yummy Vegan recipes. So here are my faves!!! Happy Fall Y’all!!
First let’s attack Coffee Creamer. The store-bought coffee creamers are loaded with sugar, artificial flavors and chemicals (GMO Corn Syrup, Polysorbate 60*, Carageenan, Cellulose Gel) that have been linked to cancer and honestly just mess up your system!! Not to mention they add empty calories to your day and makes your metabolism and adrenal system scream a little.
So here is an awesome fall fave dairy free alternative with just real food that you can put in your coffee and not feel too guilty about.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
5 Servings 70 cal each
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened plain almond milk
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- 3 tablespoons organic pumpkin puree
- 3 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 Cups fresh Basil (tightly packed)
- ½ Cup Pine Nuts
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- ½ Cup Cold Pressed Olive Oil
- ¼ Cup Nutritional Yeast
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Himalayan Salt
- Pepper (to taste)
First toast the pine nuts in a skillet until they are lightly browned. It will take about 5 minutes on medium heat, flipping consistently. Then add the pine nuts, garlic, nutritional yeast, and basil to a food processor and begin blending on low-speed. Slowly add the oil and pulse until creamy. Then add the lemon juice and pulse again.
Each week through the continuation of my weight loss accountability group I will be sharing my fave healthy recipes. If you would like to see more recipes and get help please comment or reach out anytime. Happy Healthy Eating from Fat Girl to Fit Momma!!