The Healthier Pumpkin Spice Frappe – Enjoy your favorite seasonal drink without the guilt with this delicious Pumpkin Spice Frappe recipe.
Do you just have those days where you want to eat or drink something sweet and decadent forgetting all your hard work to eat healthy? I know I do! As soon as fall starts, all you hear about are drinks with pumpkin in it. You know the ones, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos, Pumpkin Spice ice cream, donuts and so many other choices. No matter how tasty they are, the calories you get with every sip are not necessarily the ones you want. Which is why when I found Lifeway Kefir’s Pumpkin Spice low fat cultured milk, I knew I had to create a healthier version of one of my favorite drinks.
So, what exactly is Kefir? Lifeway refers to it as “the champagne of dairy” while others call it “the cousin of yogurt”. It’s a smoothie of sorts that is high in protein (reduces cravings!), filled with probiotics which help your digestive system and boost your immunity and contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid which helps your skin (you’ve probably heard about it in your skin care products). Another benefit to kefir is that it is 99% lactose-free which is a good thing for those with sensitivities. In addition, for women in particular where bone loss comes with aging, 30% of your daily calcium needs are met with drinking or eating Lifeway Kefir products. One other benefit that may resonate is that Lifeway Low Fat Kefir is gluten-free and made with non-GMO ingredients.Ok, so now that you know how good this is for you, wait till you try my version of a Pumpkin Spice Frappe made with the Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice low fat cultured milk. Light, frothy, slightly sweet and with a hint or two of spices, this will take away any guilt you might have indulging in this drink. I use my Vitamix as the high power makes creating a frothy drink in seconds effortless.
- 1 cup Limited Edition Lifeway Kefir Pumpkin Spice
- 1 tablespoon pure pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ice cubes
- Whipped cream
- Place all ingredients up to whipped cream into high speed blender.
- Blend until frothy.
- Pour into glass.
- Garnish with whipped cream.