Dairy & Soy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

When I say “fall” what do you think of?

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Maybe you imagine pumpkin pie, thanksgiving, falling leaves, or even a nice, comfy sweater. Well, when I hear “fall” I think Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

Don’t judge. If you’ve ever had a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte you know what I’m talking about. Believe it or not, I just had my very first Pumpkin Spice Latte a few weeks ago, although my friends and sister seem to be constantly talking about them once the first orange leaf drops off a tree. And it pretty much blew my mind. Seriously, HOLY FALL IN A COFFEE CUP. Of course, the next morning I was listening to the radio on the way to school and found out that there’s no actual pumpkin in pumpkin spice lattes. Not to mention, just a “tall” (aka. Starbuck’s version of small) l has about 300 calories.

So I decided to create my own healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte. With gasp actual pumpkin!

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This Latte was actually much easier than I’d imagined it’d be. Recently my mom was given a Nutribullet for her birthday (which is by the way pretty much the most convenient and easiest to use blender out there). So I just popped some coffee, spices, almond milk, and pumpkin purree in the blender, blended it up for 2 minutes, then poured it into a mug and heated it in the microwave for 1 minute. And tada! Pumpkin Spice Latte!

And it took less time than standing in a Starbucks line. And about a tenth of the calories!

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So even with the pumpkin pie and thanksgiving, fall can still be healthy as can be! Or at least, your coffee can!

Dairy & Soy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • 3/4 c room temp coffee (depending on how strong you want it)
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 3 tbs pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
  • stevia to taste

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend for 2 minutes. Warm in the microwave for 1 minute, or on the stove until warm. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream, cacao nibs, or simply more cinnamon! Enjoy!

Nutritional Informationย (from myfitnesspal.com)

Calories:ย 36

Fat: 1g

Carbs: 5g

Protein: 1g

(Yeilds 1 serving)

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2 thoughts on “Dairy & Soy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

  1. Sounds as if it might be tasty. You always were good at figuring out flavors. Love, Grammy

    Marge O’Connor Sent from my iPad

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  2. Pingback: 20 Thanksgiving Treats to Share (or not to share!) | skinnysweettreats

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