Gingerbread Spiced Latte (or Tea)
- ½ cup molasses or date syrup (sugarfree option: ¼ cup Lakanto + ¼ cup Lakanto maple syrup)
- ½ cup filtered water
- 1-inch piece of ginger root, sliced (or 1 ½ teaspoon ground ginger)
- 8-10 whole cloves (or ¼ teaspoon ground cloves)
- 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (or 2 cinnamon sticks)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup of favorite unsweetened nut/oat/dairy milk (heated or at room temperature)
- 2 Tablespoons coconut cream
- ½ cup strong brewed coffee (or ½ cup green/black tea)
- 1-2 Tablespoons of gingerbread syrup
- 1-2 scoops Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens powder (optional)
- Brew coffee or steep tea.
- Make your gingerbread syrup by adding all of the ingredients into a small saucepan except the vanilla. Heat over medium heat until hot, then reduce heat and gently simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
- Strain syrup and stir in vanilla extract. (Keep extra syrup refrigerated in closed container for up to a week and use over pancakes/waffles, in oatmeal, lattes, etc.)
- To prepare latte add milk, coconut cream, coffee/tea, syrup, and collagens powder to a blender container. Blend up until frothy.
- Serve warm. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon or cloves, if desired, and enjoy!
Serves 2. Per Serving (based on using date syrup, almond milk, & brewed coffee):
Calories: 330 | Total Fat: 4 g | Total Carbohydrate: 76 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Protein: 1 g
Cinnamon is a good ally in fighting respiratory infections due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant properties.
Cloves support digestion and have anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting benefits.
To make coconut cream, place a can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge for several hours. Open the can and scoop out the solid “cream” that has risen to the top.
Ginger is a potent aromatic herb and a good natural source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. It has been used for thousands of years in Asia to treat stomach ache, diarrhea, and nausea.
Both green tea and black tea are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and are rich in protective antioxidants called polyphenols. Green tea is processed to prevent oxidation which is why it’s much lighter in color than black tea.
Lakanto is a zero-glycemic, zero-calorie blend of monk fruit and erythritol that makes an excellent sugar substitute for low-carb recipes.
With the Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens in this recipe, you not only get 5 different types of collagen, but also camu camu, acerola cherry, horsetail extract (silica), and zinc gluconate to ensure your body can actually USE the collagen you’re taking.
Unsweetened almond milk is made by grinding almonds, mixing with water, and filtering to create a “milk” that is much lower in calories and carbohydrates than cow’s milk. Read the labels carefully on sweetened varieties to determine added sugars.
Vanilla was once used in Europe as an aphrodisiac and in the production of certain medicines such as nerve stimulants.