Autumn is the perfect time for rest and renewal. Truth be told, it is my favourite season. There is something about autumn that is so haunting, so ethereal, so beautiful as a temporal season, perhaps the shortest we get to experience, and for that, I find it magical. I take no greater pleasure than looking down at the shades of red, orange, yellow, brown underneath my feet while wrapped up in a warm sweater. Maple leaves abound, and I revel in their company.
Ever find yourself trying to describe the feeling of being in the midst of those swirling warm winds as summer says goodbye and autumn makes her entrance, and you are left speechless? Me too. What a thrill and delight we are able to experience this moment, and every moment. And what better accompaniment to your next autumn morning than this fabulous recipe.
My dear friends from Truly Organic Foods have a fabulous recipe feature with guest posts from talented raw and vegan chefs. This recipe for a Pumpkin Spice Latte with Whipped Coconut Cream was inspired by one for a Pumpkin Spice Vegan Latte by Maya Eid. Her photos are divine, as is the recipe. You'll also find instructions on how to make whipped coconut cream from a can of coconut milk with her recipe. My version of this recipe uses similar ingredients with a slight twist.
Pumpkin Spice Latte with Whipped Coconut Cream
For the 'tea':
1 cup brewed decaf Pumpkin Spice tea
4 tbsp pureed pumpkin
1 tbsp coconut sugar or 4 dates
1 tsp pumpkin spice
For the whipped cream topping:
1 can full fat coconut milk
Combine tea ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to your favourite mug and top with desired amount of whipped coconut cream (click on link for easy step-by-step instructions). Swirl with a spoon to make your own latte design.
Sip latte while watching the leaves fall, take with you on your morning commute to keep warm, have as company to ground yourself in the midst of the changing colours. A most perfect accompaniment to autumn. Remember to take in every moment of it.
a perfect fall adage xo