This day is the perfect day to make a cup of coffee and just sit and watch the leaves fall. What would make it more fabulous is pumpkin spice creamer in that cup of Joe. When it comes to coffee it isn’t about the caffeine, but more about the time to sit and relax. I love having coffee in the morning cuddled up in the morning enjoying some snuggles with my girls before the day gets crazy. Then again during nap time or in the company or friends or family.
How do you drink your coffee? I like pure cream in the morning. No flavors or sugar. Now the afternoon, I like to indulge a little. It is nap time and I can purely enjoy every sip by myself. No bumps, spills, or interruptions. This is when I add those yummy flavors of the season. Right now it is everything pumpkin and spice.
Who loves pumpkin spice creamer???? I do too! But I hate the fact that it is artificial and loaded with sugar. I feel bloated and disgusting after I drink a cup of coffee. I tried that recipe that was floating around on pinterest. I even attempted to make my own sweetened condensed milk. FAIL! The creamer turned out thick and gritty. Way too much pumpkin and the sweetened condensed milk turned out anything but tasty.
I was determined to make an alternative to the store bought kind with only natural whole foods. It is super easy and score… natural!
I served it up at my last Toxic Free Home Workshop. It was so fitting because who wants to serve fake creamer at a class like that!
So here ya go! Enjoy friends….
Natural Pumpkin Spice Creamer
1 cup of cream *preferably from pastured organic cows…raw is even betterJ
1 cup whole milk ^^^^
2-4 TBLS pumpkin *I cook a large neck pumpkin and freeze it in pint jars
1/8 – ¼ cup of pure maple syrup
2 drops YL clove essential oil ***
2 drops YL cinnamon bark essential oil***
2 drops YL ginger essential oil***
Add to a quart mason jar and shake. Shake before using too. Enjoy and feel good about drinking something all natural and getting the benefits of the essential oils. Just so I stay compliant I will let you research the benefits of these oils on your health.
***Why Young Living? They are the only company I recommend if you are taking essential oils internally. They are the purest essential oils on the market due to their seed to seal standard. They own and grow all their own plants without pesticides and they oversee the entire production of their oils. They test their oils for purity and send them send them out for third party testing as well.