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Superfood Gingerbread Latte Recipe

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Superfood Gingerbread Latte Recipe
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A few weeks ago while sitting at a signal light, I noticed a sign in front of our local coffee shop advertising a gingerbread latte. I loved the idea, but figured that they probably used a syrup or processed sugar to achieve the flavor. So of course I wondered if I could create a healthy version with ingredients similar to my superfood vanilla latte.

I enlisted the help of my professional taste testers (aka- my kids) and after a little experimentation, we settled on a recipe that has hints of the gingerbread cookies my family used to make as a kid with added nutrients, protein, and healthy fats for a satisfying and delicious drink.

What Makes This Gingerbread Latte Better?

Instead of just coffee, milk, and a gingerbread flavored syrup, this version packs a lot of nutrition with the addition of these beneficial ingredients:

  • Collagen: Contains beneficial long-chain amino acids that are great for skin and hair and a good source of protein. The addition of collagen adds protein and creaminess to this recipe without changing the flavor.
  • Grass-fed butter: High in CLA, vitamin K2, butyrate and other beneficial substances, grass-fed butter is a nutrient powerhouse that also adds the familiar creaminess to this recipe. This and the collagen add protein and beneficial fats that make this latte satisfying and filling.
  • Coconut oil: A superfood with many benefits, coconut oil adds lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides to this recipe as well as a slight sweetness and depth of flavor. Not a fan of coconut or allergic to it? Use extra butter instead or omit the coconut completely.
  • Molasses: One of the healthiest sweeteners available that is relatively low in sugar and high in b-vitamins, magnesium, calcium, copper, and one of the few non-animal sources of iron. Molasses may have benefits for blood health, digestion, menstrual health, and nutrient absorption.
  • Coffee or Dandy Blend: Coffee can have benefits on its own, but for those who prefer to avoid the caffeine or just don’t love coffee, Dandy Blend is an excellent substitute in this recipe. It is a gluten-free and sugar-free alternative that is naturally sweet and a great base for the gingerbread taste.
  • Raw honey: Another powerhouse natural sweeter with antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is even used as a burn salve by top hospitals for its healing abilities.
  • Cinnamon: A delicious spice with a long history of use for immune boosting, infection fighting, and soothing digestive troubles. Cinnamon completes the gingerbread flavor in this recipe and adds an immune boosting punch.
Superfood Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Superfood Gingerbread Latte Recipe

A nourishing warm latte with protein from collagen, beneficial fats from butter and coconut oil, sweetness and flavor from molasses and honey, and immune-boosting cinnamon. A delicious winter treat without the artificial ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Calories 182kcal
Author Katie Wells

Servings

1 latte

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until frothy, about 15 seconds. Do not use a Magic Bullet or closed in blender as the heat can cause it to crack.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Superfood Gingerbread Latte Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 147
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.3g25%
Saturated Fat 11.8g74%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 95mg4%
Carbohydrates 7.3g2%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2.4g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Feel free to adjust the spices up or down and top with whipped heavy cream or coconut cream for an extra special treat!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.

Comments

48 responses to “Superfood Gingerbread Latte Recipe”

  1. Emily Avatar

    amazing latte, i was directed hear through mama naturals tips on helping your iron since molasses is a great source of iron plus other benifits. definitly making this again.

  2. Carrie Avatar

    When you say ‘don’t use a closed in blender’; aren’t all blenders closed in with a lid? If you don’t use the lid, won’t the liquid go everywhere? I’m pretty inexperienced with blenders; but really want to try this recipe. Help!

  3. Cassandra Avatar

    5 stars
    I made this yesterday and today using ghee instead of regular butter and adding some extra collagen. Wow, it this delicious! Although I thought it was a bit too sweet yesterday, so I completely skipped the honey today, and I really love this drink! Thank you for amazing recipe.

  4. Monica Avatar

    Hi there! I was reading your article on 10+ ways to use ginger and it’s health benefits, and followed the link to this recipe for the Gingerbread Latte (yum!). At what point do I add ginger, and how much?

    1. Katie - Wellness Mama Avatar

      Thanks for the catch. It looks like the last part of the ingredients was cut off during a recent update. You can add a 1/4 inch slice of fresh ginger with all the other ingredients 🙂

  5. Deb Avatar

    5 stars
    Thanks for this tasty recipe. We used 1/2 coffee 1/2 cashew milk, and a little more honey and molasses to taste. What a perfect, healthy, winter treat!

  6. Christy Avatar
    Christy

    So I have been enjoying this beverage as a breakfast replacement using my Rivo. I add all the ingredients except the cinnamon in the bottom of my mug. Then brew the espresso over and stir until melted while the milk is frothing. Then pour in the steamed milk and sprinkle the top with the cinnamon. Oh my so good. I did experiment with cinnamon EO and that was a bit overpowering. Then tried clove EO and that was very good. I’m going to x10 the recipe and add 1 drop cinnamon and 2 drops clove and 1 drop ginger and see how that turns out. My plan is to take the mix and place into my silicone molds and store in fridge. My morning will be streamlined by dropping the molds into my mug, instead of adding all the ingredients one by one. Love you blog, reference it all the time! THANKS!

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