Recipe adapted from Sproos.
Ditch a $5 PSL for this Protein-Packed Alternative
The return of cozy accessories and a crisp autumn breeze in the air can only mean one thing: It's Pumpkin Spice season. All over the country, hustling ladies are taking the season by storm with a PSL firmly grasped in one hand. Listen, we totally get it. The classic fall flavor combines sweet pumpkin with warm cinnamon spice for a drink that truly encompasses "everything nice." For many of us, the thought of this iconically autumn caffeine-fix helps us get out of bed in the morning. That's why we are saving your wallets with a healthy alternative: ProGlow's DIY Pumpkin Spice Collagen Latte.
Pumpkin Spice with the Power of Protein
This recipe captures all the deliciousness of a pumpkin spice latte with one big bonus: pharmaceutical-grade collagen packed with 11 grams of protein. So, you get the caffeinated treat you wanted and your body gets the pure nutrients it needs.
Sneaking an extra 11 grams of protein into your morning cup of joe is a huge game-changer, especially considering the majority of adults do not get the recommended amount of daily protein. Do you know how much protein you need in a day? The optimal amount changes slightly with age, so use our tips below to see what is best for your lifestyle.
30 – 40 years old: 1.0 grams of protein per pound of body weight
40 – 50 years old: 1.0 to 1.1 grams of protein per pound of body weight
60+ years old: 1.0 to 1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Growth hormones decrease with age, so it’s important to compensate with additional protein.
Reaching your daily protein intake can help reduce muscle soreness and optimize fat burning. That's right, a pumpkin spice latte that will help you burn fat. Cheers to that!
Collagen Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
This quick and easy recipe won't take much longer than your usual cup of coffee. Just brew up a cup, add all ingredients into the blender, and take a sip of pure autumn joy. Get your glow on.
- 1/2 cup alternative milk
- 1 tablespoon of pure organic pumpkin puree
- 1 scoop of ProGlow YOUTHFUL Collagen
- 8 oz. of freshly brewed coffee
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey
- 1 pinch of powdered ginger
- 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 1 pinch of all-spice
- Pour hot coffee and ProGlow YOUTHFUL into the blender. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and blend on high until frothy.
- Pour into your favorite mug. Top with coconut cream (if desired) and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Think about the $5 you saved and the glow up ahead. Enjoy!