How to Make a Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Fall, or should I say pumpkin season, is just around the corner. Every coffee shop has their version of the pumpkin spiced latte, and they are all full of calories and unhealthy ingredients. Here’s how you can make your own for a fraction of the cost, and you won’t feel guilty drinking it!
After checking out the stats on the original, Starbucks PSL, we were less than impressed….
Milk, Pumpkin Spice Sauce [Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% Or Less Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto, Salt, Potassium Sorbate], Brewed Espresso, Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Milk, Mono And Diglycerides, Carrageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Pumpkin Spice Topping [Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Sulfiting Agents].
Sugar? Condensed Milk? Mono And Diglycerides? More sugar? 50 grams of sugar in a grande size. No thanks!
We used lots of real pumpkin in our lattes, not just sugary flavoring. Pumpkin is packed with fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6 and B2, and vitamin C to name a few.
And we sprung for espresso for bolder flavor and almond milk adds a rich creaminess.
To sweeten, simply some local honey or real maple syrup. One taste and you’ll be hooked!
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
3 cups of almond milk
5 tablespoons of pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 double shots of espresso (3 oz)
Honey or Real Maple Syrup
- On medium heat, add almond milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract to a medium size pot.
- Stir, and bring to a simmer for 3-5 minutes.
- Lower the heat, and add the espresso shots in the pot and stir.
- Pour into your favorite mug, and enjoy!
Makes 3 servings