A delicious dessert that tricks your body into burning fat? It sounds like witchcraft. But thanks to model and health guru Crosby Tailor of Tailored Life, creator of the too-good-to-be-true sweets brand Eat Dessert Burn Fat, this concept is actually possible.
Tailor founded his line of fat-torching sweets (which includes everything from cookies to cakes to this decadent pumpkin spice smoothie) out of a desire to indulge without overwhelming the body with sugar. Almost all of his treats are ketogenic, which means they are sugar-free and high in healthy fats to encourage the body to drop fat like crazy. (If you're interested, we have more information about the ketogenic diet.)
Tailor stopped by Byrdie HQ, where he taught us how to make a Byrdie-exclusive pumpkin spice smoothie. Take it from me—this thing did not taste healthy. It tasted like sugary, cinnamony, autumnal goodness. But impressively, the recipe contains 100% good-for-you ingredients, like tocotrienols (which offer a skin-loving boost of Vitamin E), MCT oil (for fat burning and brain function), and Lakanto (a monk fruit extract–derived sugar alternative that does not cause an insulin spike).
Better yet, the smoothie contains a combination of Chinese herbs that provide myriad benefits for the mind, body, and skin. And aside from the pearl powder (which you can leave out), the smoothie is totally vegan!
Keep scrolling to learn how to make this amazing (and good-for-you) fall smoothie.
Fall Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
8 oz. unsweetened almond milk
3 tbsp. organic pumpkin purée
2 tbsp. plant protein, such as Mattole Valley Vanilla Plant Protein ($4)
2 tbsp. tocotrienols
1 tbsp. Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil ($46)
1 tbsp. lucuma
1 tbsp. Lakanto ($8)
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. dandy blend
1/2 tsp. vanilla bean
1/4 dropper stevia
Jing Herbs: 1/2 tsp. He Shou Wu, 1/2 tsp. Pearl Powder, 1/2 tsp. Bupleurum and Dragonbone
Pinch of pink salt
Cup of ice
Just load all your ingredients into a blender or Vitamix, and blend away! According to Tailor, most of the ingredients are easy to find at Whole Foods, Erewhon in Los Angeles, or online.
Watch a video tutorial of the recipe below!
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