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Updated June 2022 by Serena Bansal Registered Dietitian BSc Hons
Fancy a healthy pumpkin spiced winter warmer that won’t keep you up at night?
This recipe was inspired by the typical high street drink which contains around 50g of sugar (10 teaspoons) and 380 calories in just a medium sized cup. Not only this, but the caffeine content will keep you up – not ideal for a bed time drink.
With a few simple changes such as avoiding flavoured syrups and instead using actual pumpkin with a natural sugar, it was easy to get a similar taste with the calories.
From previous experiences, I have avoided the laborious task of peeling and cooking a fresh pumpkin. Stead, opting for canned pumpkin puree which can be found with the American foods in the international foods section of any large supermarket.
200mls lactose free milk
2 tbs pumpkin puree
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon stevia (or other sweetener)
1 cinnamon stick for decoration (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients apart from the sweetener together apart from the sweetener
- Heat in a microwave for 1-2 minutes on high (stirring in-between).
- Add sweetener to own taste
- Enjoy your pumpkin spiced winter warmer!
Kirsten Jackson is a UK registered Consultant Gastroenterology Dietitian and founder of The Food Treatment Clinic. She has undergone many qualifications to get where she is today, including a UK BSc Honours Degree in Dietetics and Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Dietetics. In addition to this, she has FODMAP Training from Kings College London University. Kirsten set up The Food Treatment Clinic in 2015 after first experiencing digestive problems herself. She felt that the NHS was unable to provide the support individuals needed and went on to specialise in this area before opening a bespoke IBS service. Kirsten also participates in charity work as an Expert Advisor for the IBS Network. In addition, she can be seen in publications such as Cosmopolitan and The Telegraph discussing IBS as an Official Media Spokesperson to the IBS Network.
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