Nuts For Your Latte!

This latte recipe is completely nuts. ... but not ENTIRELY nuts.. (though it is entirely delicious).

I don't know why it took me so long to pair the wonderful duo that is nuts and coffee-- but alas, it happened and now all I know is that I'd be nuts to not make this again ASAP. 

I reference peanut butter below-- an old favourite and ever classic-- but when I say peanut butter, I really mean any nut butter.. this latte ain't picky, guys. 

Almond? Yup.
Cashew? Heck
ya.
Coconut Butter? Do it up, bebe. 
Pecan? (we could be here a while..)

Peanut Butter Latte

This latte makes an awesome mid-morning snack-- a little protein, a little fat -- and a pinch of carbs and minerals from dark maple syrup--  oh and a kick from the caffeine. It's a thing of beauty if I ever saw one. 

Shout out to my adrenal fatigue warriors trying to cut back on coffee to balance their hormones-- you can totally make this with your Dandy Blend or Roasted Dandelion Root Tea as a base instead. Still bomb. 

Before we dive in, I want to stress that if eating peanut butter, I always recommend going for an organic and quality brand to reduce exposure to aflatoxin- a common mold found on peanuts that really stresses out the liver. 

Personally, peanut butter is something I enjoy in moderation from time to time.
Not like when I was a kid when I would feel like there was nothing to eat in the house if we ever ran out of Kraft PB.
Nowadays, I always rotate my nut + seed butters and I'm always mindful of the quality of the product if I'm not making my own. 

In any sense, this recipe is really easy to whip up and the result is pure, silky, nutty, buttery goodness. No dairy necessary because this is creamy, comforting and way too yummy on its own. 

nut butter latte

Nut Butter Latte Recipe

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

  • 1 cup freshly brewed organic coffee 
  • 1/2 a cup of steamed nut milk of your choice (I like cashew)
  • 1 tbsp all natural, organic nut butter of your choice
  • 1 tsp dark maple syrup
  • a splash of vanilla
  • a sprinkle of sea salt

TO MAKE: 

  • the quick way
    •  combine everything in your blender and blend until smooth.
    • pour into mug and enjoy
  • the less quick way: 
    • on your stove top  over medium heat combine coffee and all ingredients EXCEPT steamed nut milk
    • whisk well until well mixed
    • once mixed and hot pour into a mug
    • steam your nut milk
    • pour nut milk on top of your coffee mixture (attempt latte art)
    • enjoy

 Ideas + Variations:

  • This recipe can be made hot or cold. 
  • Add a scoop of cacao powder and make it a chocolate, PB latte. (!!!)
  • This can also easily be turned into a smoothie instead: just add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder of your choice and blend to make it more meal-like.