This bulletproof pumpkin latte makes a great breakfast or afternoon snack. Cooler weather is here, and all variety of pumpkin coffee drinks are available. How about making your own version to avoid a major sugar crash and load up on some amazingly healthy foods while your at it?!
Why Can Bulletproof Coffee Be A Good Idea?
I remember when this concept came out years ago….and it sounded sooooo……well….strange?!
Butter in coffee? But why?!
I quickly figured out, a bulletproof coffee satiated me sufficiently instead of breakfast…which was awesome! And starting your day off with super healthy fats signals to the body to kick start that metabolism!
Here is great article about the reasons bulletproof coffee could be a good idea for you too!
Why is MCT oil good for you and delicious in this bulletproof pumpkin latte?
An instant source of energy for your body and brain, MCT is a healthy fat that should be in your diet!
With all the potential health benefits listed below, I rely on MCT to help me feel full longer, keep my brain going in the afternoon, and for an extra energy boost for long workouts.
MCT stands for “Medium Chain Triglycerides.” This is the concentrated form of the food medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil…and my favorite brand is 100% lauric acid from organic, rain forest safe coconut farms. Here are some great things about what MCT can do: (Use code Tessa10 to get 10% off ANY order!)
- Increase Energy Levels
- It Can Improve Mental Clarity, Reduce Brain Fog
- Help Improve Mood
- Improve Gut Function and Digestion
- Support a Healthy Metabolism
- Aid In The Process of Reducing Stored Body Fat
- Promote Healthy Brain Function
- Keep Excess Inflammation in Check
- Promote Healthy Heart Function
- Helps Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
- Variety of antimicrobial and anti-fungal effects
Why should I use collagen in my pumpkin spice latte?
Collagen is the the basic ‘glue’ that holds our body together!! A healthy source of tasteless protein, collagen mixes in easily to lots of things without changing the texture or taste of the end product. Here are some more health benefits:
- Improves skin, hair and nails. When I regularly consume it, my nails go from flimsy to rock hard…no joke.
- Reduces stiff joints and discomfort from joint pain
- Since it helps form connective tissue, it is awesome for people with leaky gut! It helps repair the intestinal lining!
- High in protein (and it disappears into baked goods and smoothies unlike many protein powders!)
Without a doubt, Perfect Supplements is my favorite brand! Use code Tessa10 to get 10% off ANY order!
How to make an extra strong cup of coffee without a pot:
I have recently discovered one of THE best ways to make a cup of coffee!!
I especially love that I can pull it out and use it to make a single cup and not mess with a coffee pot!
The AeroPress is super popular for reason, and if you are a coffee lover, it is very worth checking out! One of the smoothest cups of coffee you will ever enjoy! You could also read this article about the best non toxic tea kettles for heating your water up!
Additional recipes using MCT oil & collagen:
- My Keto Protein Bars are no bake and taste like a candy bar!
- This Low Carb Chocolate Shake is a nourishing low carb meal masquerading as a chocolate shake!
- 40 MCT Recipes that AREN’T Bulletproof Coffee has some great ideas
- Collagen Chamomile Muffins are surprising and oh so delicious.
Paleo Bulletproof Pumpkin Latte Recipe:
If you try this special pumpkin spice latte, be sure to come back and leave a comment!
Pumpkin Bulletproof Coffee Latte - Paleo | Keto
A loaded bulletproof pumpkin spice latte that will keep you satiated for hours!
Stove Top Simmer Pot:
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup coconut cream or raw cream
- 4 tablespoons pumpkin puree or winter squash, fresh is best
- 1.5 tablespoons erythritol or any sweetener, to taste (this is very personal!
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon clove or 1 drop DoTerra Clove Oil
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup extra strong, hot coffee use double grounds, or 2 shots espresso
- 2 scoops collagen
- 1 tablespoon MCT Oil
- 1 tablespoon browned butter or regular butter, or more MCT oil to keep it dairy free
In a small saucepan over medium low heat, simmer the "simmer pot" ingredients to heat through and dissolve sweetener.
Place the coffee, collagen, MCT, butter, and all the hot simmered ingredients in the blender. Blend on high until a bit frothy and well mixed, serve immediately.
May replace all listed spices with about 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, to taste
Aaahh this is perfect! Thank you for making a delicious way to enjoy bulletproof coffee!
Shelby @Fitasamamabear says
Making your own lattes is soooo much tastier! Looks awesome.
This looks like the perfect way to start the day! Especially because it’s pumpkin and perfect for this time of year! Yum
ChihYu Smith says
The weather is getting colder so this healthy hot beverage will be perfect !
This is my staple pretty much every day for the last few months… Loove it! Yes, it is true that this amazing combo keeps you satiated not to mention the health benefits. I actually used to add coconut oil to my coffee before the Bulletproof craze 🙂
I adore pumpkin anything so I’ll be trying this recipe next week. Sounds and looks delish! Thanks for sharing.
Andy Bishop says
Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ve pinned it!
Katie Beck says
I am always seeing collagen lately being put in beverages…I am super curious about the benefits, if you can see them. This sounds super comforting and i love using real pumpkin 🙂
Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations says
I love the idea of a pumpkin bulletproof latte!!! I pinned this and can’t wait to try it!
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica says
I want to try this! Looks and sounds SO tasty and good for me!
I have MCT oil on my list to source locally or I will use your link/suggestion.
I’m in Toronto so always try local source first to avoid the s/h and customs costs
Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! says
Wow this is incredible, and so much better than anything you could get at a coffee shop!
Anne Lawton says
I bet coffee and pumpkin tastes amazing together.
ChihYu Smith says
I love this recipe! It’s so perfect for fall and winter. Totally making it!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
So much gut healing goodness in here. This may become my new afternoon snack to give me a boost to get through the rest of the day!
Raia Todd says
This is definitely goin’ down in my kitchen. I’m all about the who-needs-starbucks drinks!
Joni Gomes says
Omg of course we all need to add pumpkin to our coffee! And MCT oil, I love this!
Lindsey Dietz says
LOVE everything about this, especially the MCT oil and collagen! It’s like a meal in a cup!
Oh man, this sounds so good! I am not a coffee drinker, but I can smell the fall from the pumpkin and warm spices.
Megan Stevens says
This hot, creamy mug looks so special! And I love the sea salt you included!!
I loooove bulletproof coffee, and with pumpkin?? I’m all about this.
Renee D Kohley says
Super fun – what a special drink to enjoy this time of year! I have made a few pumpkin spice lattes with butter and I don’t think I’ll ever go back!
Love all of the seasonings for the pumpkin spice flavor, so yummy! Such a great idea that you made this bulletproof too, can’t go wrong with that good for you fat and collagen.