It’s getting to be that time of year… Pumpkin Spice is here in full force and this year, it’s back stronger than ever and not just as a latte. There are pumpkin spice beers, for goodness’ sake. Pumpkin spice popcorn, crackers, and Poptarts. Ice cream, creamer, eggnog, candles. It’s inescapable and I know I’m not the only one out there who is not a fan. Isn’t “pumpkin spice” just a trendier way of saying “gingerbread”? Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, maybe a bit of allspice…. Yep, same exact flavors. Gingerbread was pumpkin spice before it was cool. Hipster pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice classic. Honest pumpkin spice that didn’t pretend to be a million different things. This time of year, I don’t want something new and exciting–I want the classics I grew up with. Comfort foods from my childhood (or near-exact replicas of them using healthier ingredients). This warming, spicy gingerbread latte may not have any coffee or cream, but it’s still a pitch-perfect reminder of wintery high school mornings, sipping gingerbread lattes during my off period first thing in the morning. Classic.
Treat Your Sweet Tooth!
Being on a restricted diet doesn’t mean you have to give up every indulgence. Temptation can be rough, and when it strikes, it’s nice to have something on hand that’s safe to eat. Enter Sweet Apricity. They make creamy, delicious caramels and fluffy marshmallows that just so happen to be 100% autoimmune protocol-friendly. With excellent customer service, high-quality ingredients, a subscribe and save program, and some of the most incredible sweets you’ll encounter on the AIP, your sweet tooth doesn’t have to go wanting. Plus, they’re a great gift for anyone with food sensitivities!
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.