Autumn has finally arrived and with the holidays quickly approaching, we all would like to find a way to remain healthy, energized, and stress-free. The Maca Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte is the perfect recipe for improving your physical and mental health this holiday season.
This vegan pumpkin latte contains spices that are high in antioxidants and are also known to lower blood sugar, relieve nausea, increase your immune system, improve cognitive function, and aid in digestion. In addition to nutritious spices, this recipe contains the superfood, maca powder, which can help you improve your mind and body.
This recipe is great for improving your overall health while enjoying a delicious treat in the process!
How To Make A Maca Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte
This recipe can be made in just five simple steps!
- Add chai tea bags to 4 cups of boiled water.
- Using a separate medium saucepan, combine pumpkin, coconut milk, and spices and heat thoroughly
- Once the mixture and tea have cooled down, combine them into a blender with maca powder and mix well.
- Return to the saucepan and gently heat again before serving.
- Add any desired sweeteners and enjoy!
How Much Maca Powder Should I Use Daily?
Although there is no standard recommended daily allowance for maca root, the typical amount taken daily for maca powder ranges from 1-2 teaspoons a day. Ultimately, the daily dosage depends on your personal preference.
Benefits of Maca Powder
Boost energy and endurance
Reduce blood pressure
Help with digestion
Improve learning and memory
Reduce stress and anxiety
There are specific health benefits for both men and women to gain from different types of maca. The three main types, or colors, are Red, Black, and Yellow. Black maca is most commonly used for men's health benefits, and Red maca powder offers most benefits for women and supports transitions of all life's stages.
What’s In Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte?
This recipe contains only nutritious plant-based and dairy-free ingredients!
- 2 c. pureed cooked pumpkin
- 1 can organic coconut milk (full-fat or light)
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- ¾ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
- 1 tsp. maca powder
- Chai or spiced tea of your choice
Does Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Have Coffee Or Caffeine?
Chai tea usually contains caffeine since its common ingredient is black tea leaves, which naturally contains caffeine. However, this recipe contains a caffeine-free option so you can enjoy this delicious autumn drink and still sleep well.
In order to make your pumpkin spice chai latte caffeine-free, you will simply need to use a chai tea or other spiced tea that is labeled decaf or caffeine-free. This option will allow you to enjoy this drink any time of the day!
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