Want to join in on the fall fun while still eating healthy? Try this Whole 30 Pumpkin Almond Milk Recipe. Perfect for using in coffee or smoothies!
I can’t even tell you how delicious this Whole 30 Pumpkin Almond Milk is. It is basically everything you dream of in the fall. Perfect amount of sweetness, super creamy, and filled with fall spices. I’m kinda obsessed. Actually, not kinda, I am. I’ve swapped out making my regular Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk weekly for this over the past 2 weeks. I guess that means it’s officially fall?
If you’re reading this, you’re probably well aware that most of the fall treats that we know/love aren’t really healthy for us. Does that mean we can’t have them? No, of course not. I’ll be the first one in line to get Pumpkin Ice cream from my local ice cream shop. However, I’m not going to eat it every day. Buuut… there are people out there that do. They go crazy over pumpkin flavored cookies or snacks that look deceivingly healthy like granola. They switch their regular Starbucks drink to a Pumpkin Spice Latte (which, I’m not even going to get into. Not only do they taste disgusting, they’re the drink equivalent of eating about 2 snickers bars, so why would you want that much sugar?). People even use pumpkin bath products like soaps and shower gels. The pumpkin craze is out of control.
I don’t ever like to bash peoples choices, but the more I learn about food and how my body reacts to it, the more I want to eat food that makes me feel good. Especially after doing Whole30, you quickly learn how good or bad you can feel depending on what you eat. Whole30 also shifts your mindset/taste buds. A few years back I might have really wanted to slurp on a giant Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks… now.. I’m not interested. The taste is super unappealing to me (it tastes very artificial), and I know I won’t feel great if I drink it. My mindset has shifted from ‘I can’t have this’ to ‘I don’t want to have this’.
I might be feeding into the pumpkin craze, but at least I’m bringing you something you can feel good about enjoying. There is no high fructose corn syrup in this. No fake pumpkin flavor. No fillers or gums or anything you can’t read or pronounce. Just REAL delicious Whole 30 Pumpkin Almond Milk. That you can probably make right this second if you have the ingredients on hand.
- 3.5 cups water
- 1 cup almonds (soaked for at least 6 hours)
- ¼ cup pitted dates (Can add less depending on sweetness you like)
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- ½ vanilla bean
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Soak almonds in water for a minimum of 6 hours. Once soaked, add into blender with dates, pumpkin, vanilla bean + spices.
- Blend on high for 2 minutes or until milk starts to look smooth.
- Strain in a nut milk bag (linked below), squeezing as much milk out of the pulp as possible.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Things we used for this recipe: Vitamix, nut milk bag , Almonds, Vanilla Beans, Pumpkin Puree, Dates, Cinnamon, Ginger, Mason Jar (for storing)
My favorite way to use this almond milk is obviously in coffee, but it would go SO perfect in pretty much anything else. I’m already thinking about smoothies, homemade lattes (all you would need to do is warm/froth this and add in some Nespresso!), and possibly even an ice cream? The ice cream idea will need some recipe testing, but I know the other two ideas will be pretty darn delicious and fool proof.
In case this isn’t enough pumpkin spice to keep you satisfied, here are a few other Whole30 Pumpkin Foods you should stock up on:
- Pumpkin Spice RXBars
- Pumpkin Spice Paleo MeNut Butter
- Pumpkin NutPods Coffee Creamer
- Primal Palate Pumpkin Pie Spice
Am I missing any? If so – let me know in the comments, I always want to try new yummy, healthy foods!
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