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How To Make a Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte at Home
The pumpkin spiced latte is a fall favorite, but it’s also a calorie and sugar filled indulgence that could hinder all of your weight management progress. A Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte is 400 calories, 50 grams of sugar and $8 per drink and we think that you can do better.
Often when we’re assessing our eating habits we can forget to look at what we’re drinking too. Our liquid diet affects our weight just as much as the solids we digest. Whether it’s cocktails with friends, or a pre-work coffee, these things could be holding back your healthy eating journey without you even realizing it.
A lot of the excess glucose (sugar) that you eat will get stored as fat in adipose tissue. Now, we’re not saying that the occasional treat cannot be enjoyed but the more conscious that you are about what you eat and drink, the better your results will be - no matter what fitness journey you are on.
When it comes to things like the fall classic PSL it would be crazy to suggest you give it completely, instead consider following the recipe below for a cheaper, healthier and even tastier version of your fall favorite:
What You’ll Need:
- 1 shot of espresso
- 1 ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin
- ½ tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- (optional) dairy free whipped cream
On the stove heat your almond milk and add in the pumpkin, almond butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice, whisking as you add each ingredient. Continue to whisk the contents of your saucepan until all lumps are gone.
Once it has reached a smooth consistency, pour the contents of the pan over your shot of espresso into your favorite mug. For extra indulgence top your creation with some dairy-free whipped cream, and another dash of your pumpkin pie spice and enjoy!
Save this recipe and make sure to add the groceries you need to your meal plan delivery. For other ways to get your pumpkin fix this fall, try Nutre’s seasonal recipes like the comforting Pumpkin Turkey Chilli.