Happy MONDAY friends! Hope your first few steps into the week are off to a great start. Too soon to tell? Well how about we seal the deal by adding this bulletproof pumpkin spice latte to your morning mix. A cup of this on a brisk October morning is BOUND to jumpstart a kickass week.
First, let’s talk bulletproof coffee.
Are you guys on the train yet? If not, boy are you in for a lovely surprise.
Creamy, indulgent, full of healthy fats, and the perfect fuel to start your day off right.
Here’s what you’ll LOVE about bulletproof coffee:
The solid boost of energy that it gives you. One cup and your morning energy will feel stable and steady all the way until your first meal of the day.
The indulgence of a rich, creamy coffee that gets more nourishing fat into your diet.
An increased level of mental clarity – our brains are made up of about 60% fat, saturated fat being one of the main components of brain cells, making healthy fats an important part of keeping them functioning at a high level.
I’ve been bulletproofing my mornings for at least a couple of years, but only recently did I start playing around with a variety of flavors to keep things interesting. I have a good solid 6 or so that I rotate to keep things fresh, and.. get excited! I’m planning on sharing them all with you over the next few months 🙌🏼
Bulletproof coffee = really good.
Bulletproof coffee + fun flavor combos = infinitely better.
Today’s particular bulletproof variety? Pumpkin spice – the flavor anthem of fall.
It’s officially that time of year where most of us are thinking about pumpkin everything. I even have those incredibly cute little pumpkins of various shapes and colors tucked into all the little corners of our house. You know, in case anyone forgot is was October 😉
And because I’m all about living in the moment – we’re drinking these paleo iced pumpkin spiced latte’s like there will never be another October again.
Originally I stocked up on organic canned pumpkin to put together a bulletproof pumpkin spice latte recipe for you guys, but since it was a particularly sunny and lovely day here in Seattle when I got to recipe testing, I thought – why not throw an iced version out there, too?
(don’t worry, that cozy bulletproof version is on the way, too!)
Because I know that a lot of you are pining for some cozy fall weather in the midst of an autumn heat wave (okay okay maybe I exaggerate, but warm enough where sweaters are not really an option) this paleo iced pumpkin spice latte is here to bridge that gap.
where my lavender lovers at?! I’ve got an incredibly easy lavender coconut iced coffee recipe on deck for you that I’m betting you’re gonna fall hard for 😍
since we travel so much during the summer, sadly, we don’t end up growing a lot of food in our garden. but my little food loving heart has a plan to some day either;
a) travel less and be around to tend to the garden
b) invest in an irrigation system to do the work for us while we take off to dance barefoot in the grass and sleep under the stars
I’m guessing the second option is more likely since who want’s to give up a summer full of camping + music + road trips? not this girl.
but until that happens we do have a few plants that don’t take much caring for that we get to harvest around this time of year. there’s a couple of blueberry bushes (the birds got most of them this year, though.. sigh. 🙄), several raspberry bushes, some herbs and of course, lavender.
it was my one request when my honey was planting out our backyard. there’s something about the flowers that make me so happy – plus I love using them in the kitchen, and they attract so many honey bees! hosting some lavender bushes in our yard makes me feel like I’m doing something good to help those little guys out.
last year the plants were too small to really put out many flowers, but this summer they literally tripled in size and I couldn’t wait to harvest them and turn them into something delicious.
👉🏼 that’s where this easy lavender coconut iced coffee comes into the picture.