When I say “fall” what do you think of?
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!
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!
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 Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yeilds 1 serving)