Celebrate fall with a DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte!
Crunchy leaves and brisk, Autumn breezes signify the beginning of something. What might that be, you ask? Pumpkin spice season, of course! While there are tons of pumpkin flavored foods and recipes out there, one clearly stands out above the rest. You know it’s officially Fall when the pumpkin spice latte becomes available at your local coffee shop!
Coffee Shop Vs. Homemade
While these craveable, creamy lattes might taste i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e, they unfortunately can wreak havoc on your diet if enjoyed too often. Popular takeout lattes are filled with fat, sugar, and calories but deliver very little nutrition. Our homemade latte has the same great pumpkin flavor you love, but is made with coconut sugar and almond milk, making it a guilt-free, seasonal indulgence.
Our recipe takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and comes in at just over 150 calories per 12-ounce serving. Compare this to the same size pumpkin spice latte that you’d get from the coffee shop down the street, and you’ll notice quite a difference! The store-bought option contains twice that, coming in at 300 calories per 12-ounce serving.
How Much Sugar?!
What’s more is the 12-ounce pumpkin spice latte from the coffee shop contains a whopping 39 grams of sugar. For reference at just how crazy that is, note that the AHA recommends a daily intake of no more than 25 grams of sugar for women and 36 grams for men. The store bought brand contains WAY too much sugar if you ask me! On the contrary, our recipe contains only 13 grams of sugar per 12-ounce serving, which is a third of the amount you’d get from the coffee shop PSL.
If a Little Indulgence is in Order
We’ve created a skinny recipe for those of you who are trying to maintain a healthy diet. That said, we all deserve a little indulgence every once in a while – especially this time of year. If your cheat day is approaching, we’ve got some tasty ideas for you!
For an added treat, try making our skinny pumpkin spice latte and then add a dollop of our Clean Eating Whipped Topping.
You can also prepare one of our delicious muffin recipes to enjoy with your morning coffee!
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 1 cup almond milk to reduce the calories by half, use unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar optional maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice more to taste
- 1/2 cup strong coffee brewed or 2 shots espresso
- Whisk together all ingredients in a blender and pulse until well combined. Add to a pot over medium-low heat. Heat just until simmering. Add hot coffee or espresso, stir to combine. Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top.
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More Must-Try Holiday Beverages
Hot chocolate is a classic option for a reason, right?! It’s the perfect balance of warmth and satisfying sweetness!
Fill your home with the delightful scents o four Crock-Pot gingerbread latte! If you think it smells good, just wait until you get to taste it!
Another traditional, cold-weather drink, our warm spiced apple cider is sure to hit the spot! It’s full of the Fall flavors you love but is only 120 calories per serving!
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