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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Creamer

By: Ginny Mahar
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Dietary Compliance: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Almost-Paleo, Paleo, with options for Plant-based, Vegan, and Vegetarian

As the leaves begin to turn and the air becomes crisp, a tantalizing aroma blows in on the autumn breeze. Do you smell it? It’s the aroma of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!! So many delectable pumpkin spice treats call out to us with their siren song of cinnamony autumn goodness. Billboards and coffee stands far and wide attempt to lure us in for their pumpkin spice drinks. Do you feel their pull? Me, too. And do you feel torn between this and your thyroid-friendly diet? I can relate.

This is a condition I call #FOMOOPSL (fear of missing out on pumpkin spice latte). Today, I bring you the antidote!

“Yes, I’ll have a tall pumpkin spice latte in my favorite mug, dairy-free, low-sugar, zero pumps, and hold the artificial pumpkin spice flavoring. Oh, and could you throw in some protein and make it good for my gut too? Thanks.”

That’s my new order. It comes at a way lower cost to both your wallet and your health, and it doesn’t require driving, or paper cups, or way too much sugar. Most importantly, it’s delicious.

Did you know that a 16oz pumpkin spice latte from Starbuck’s has 380 calories and 50 grams of sugar?? That’s DOUBLE the American Heart Association’s recommended daily sugar intake for women (25g). I can’t even…

I know. I get it. I used to love that coffee shop stuff too. Now, my tastes have changed, along with my priorities. You don’t have to miss out just because you’re avoiding sugar, dairy, or artificial pumpkin flavor (eew). This is my new fall go-to, filled with real spices, zero refined sugar, healthy fats, protein, and 100% genuine PUMPKIN! Because nothing beats the real thing.

Here’s some information about the thyroid-friendly nutrients in this dish:

Sound good? You can have your Pumpkin Spice Latte and drink it too. No compromises. No missing out. Just an upgrade to an old favorite. Enjoy!

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Creamer
5 from 5 votes

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Dietary Compliance: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Almost-Paleo, Paleo, Vegan-Friendly

MAKES 2.5 CUPS

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 14 oz can organic, full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup hydrolyzed collagen(optional)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder(or sub. 1 tsp. vanilla extract)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg(about 1/2 small nut)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy.

  2. Store refrigerated in a mason jar for up to 1 week. Alternately, freeze in a silicone ice cube tray, and store for up to 6 months.

Nutritional Info Print
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Creamer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 197mg6%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1589IU32%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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About the Author

Thyroid Refresh Co-founder Ginny Mahar is the mom and recipe blogger formerly known as Hypothyroid Chef. After struggling with the residual symptoms of Hashimoto’s for over four years, she embarked on her own process of adopting a thyroid-specific diet and lifestyle. Within one year, she restored her vitality and lowered her thyroid antibodies by half. Ginny is a passionate advocate of supporting others on their journeys toward better health. She is a Cordon Bleu trained chef, cooking instructor, writer, and entrepreneur.