healthy pumpkin spice latte recipe

Skinny Spice Pumpkin Latte Recipe

It feels like fall has been slapping me in the face every where I go.  There were the Pumpkin flavored candles at Target.  Then the news announced that Starbuck’s is welcoming back its signature Pumpkin Spice Latte… and introducing a new Pumpkin Cheesecake Latte.  Then I heard McDonald’s will be launching a pumpkin spiced latte to compete with Starbucks.

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But even when Mickey D’s and Starbuck’s signature fall drink is available you may want to think twice about getting a cup…  Both versions are full of artificial, unhealthy ingredients.

Here’s a highlight reel of side effects from the icky ingredients in the Starbucks version via Food Babe… and the McDonald’s isn’t any better.

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Not only is the SPL toxic…  it’s full of sugar!  This is a screen shot of nutrition facts straight from Starbuck’s website.  50 grams of sugar in a grande!  And that’s with skim milk and no whip cream….

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Even though I LOVE pumpkin flavor, a pumpkin spice latte is not something I’d ever order.  Between the carcinogenic chemicals and sugar, it’s just not something I’d want to put in my body.

But when I kept seeing and hearing ‘Pumpkin Spice’ I really wanted one… but as a nutritionist, I know better.  So I wanted to see if I could make a pumpkin spice latte that’s actually healthy.   And I did.  : )

Each serving of my Skinny Spice Pumpkin Latte Recipe has approx. 50 calories, costs less than a dollar to make, andddd it tastes amazing!  It’s so good I had to share it with you!

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Skinny Spice Pumpkin Latte Recipe

*organic ingredients recommended*

  • 1 cup almond milk (or any other nut milk dairy alternative)
  • 2 tsp. liquid stevia or 1 tbsp. powdered stevia (personally, I think liquid tastes better)
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin puree (opt for organic)
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed espresso or 1 cup freshly brewed coffee (make sure you’re using quality coffee)

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While your espresso or coffee is brewing, in a small saucepan combine the remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.  The longer you simmer it, the stronger the pumpkin spice flavor will be.  When you’re ready, pour in your espresso (or coffee) then whisk for a minute or two until foamy.  This makes 2 servings.  Enjoy it hot or pour it over ice.

OMGawd this is Good

It takes about 10 minutes to make and each serving only has 50 calories!

If you like this recipe, I think you’ll love my pumpkin popsicles and pumpkin smoothie recipes, too.

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xxoo

I hope you like it!

Let me know how yours turned out in the comments below : )

Christina Carlyle

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