It’s a healthy pumpkin spice latte!
The blogworld is abuzz with news that Starbucks is once again selling their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Lattes. If you haven’t seen the articles going around facebook yet, trust me… you do NOT want to know what is in a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (besides all that sugar!). Make your own healthy pumpkin spice latte at home with just a few all-natural ingredients, nothing artificial and no high fructose corn syrup.
It is really easy and tastes delicious!!!
It’s beginning to look like Fall.
On Tuesday, we experienced our first cold front of the season. Of course, in Texas that simply means the high is 85 degrees instead of 110. But still, when your body’s gotten used to 110, any cooler temperatures will make you reach for a sweater.
Or maybe a warm latte.
I’ve never tried one of these popular pumpkin spice lattes, but the idea of a pumpkin-coffee combination intrigued me. And so I went to my kitchen to play…
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 2 tbsp canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup milk of choice, or (for a richer taste) a combination of nondairy creamer and milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3-4 tbsp strong coffee
- sugar or stevia to taste
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe: Mix everything but the coffee with a fork or whisk. Then, for a hot latte, you can either microwave or heat on the stove. Add coffee and whisk again. If desired, top with Homemade Coconut Cool Whip.
Drink in front of the fireplace. Or, if you’re in Texas, in front of the pool. Don’t worry, fellow Texans: soon it will get cold. Remember the foot of snow we had last year? That was fun. Or not…
Especially good alongside a Single Serving Blueberry Muffin.
And you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home. Those 80-degree temperatures are cold!