Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin! It’s everywhere right now! I have several clients who are trying to kick their latte habit so I thought I’d share a little info about why those delicious lattes are so bad for you and how to make your own cleaned up version that tastes just as good!
From fitsugar.com, “Cooler Fall temperatures call for warmer beverages, and many can’t wait for the pumpkin spice latte to be offered at their go-to Starbucks. But unfortunately for this seasonal treat, sugar and spice are not everything nice for your waistline.
|SIZE||CALORIES||FAT (G)||SUGAR (G)|
|Short (8 fl oz)||210||8||25|
|Tall (12 fl oz)||300||11||38|
|Grande (16 fl oz)||380||13||49|
|Venti (20 fl oz)||470||15||62|
The whopping amount of sugar in a pumpkin spice latte is not doing your body any good, especially when we know that sugar may be as addictive as smoking. And the amount of fat in each drink — most of it saturated — can top a quarter of your recommended daily amount of fat intake. If this is your standard Fall order, it’s high time to rethink your drink.”
Here are 4 healthy Pumpkin Spice Lattes that you can make on your own!
#2 It’s actually very easy to make your own delicious pumpkin spice latte even when you’re on the go! If you’re frequenting the drive thru, make sure you keep the following ingredients in you car:
Then you can simply order a coffee with organic milk or almond milk and add your own pumpkin pie spice and stevia.
#3 At home, simply brew your own coffee and add homemade pumpkin spice nut milk. This milk is deeeeelicious! An absolute must try, it’s SO good and goes with everything! This homemade milk also makes a great gift during the holidays!
#4 If you are avoiding coffee or trying to get off coffee. You can make a CocoCeps Pumpkin Spice Latte instead! Super tasty and so good for you! Simply make your CocoCeps and add 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1 dropperful of vanilla stevia.
If you’re trying to kick the unhealthy latte habit, try making these substitutions instead. They will make a HUGE difference with your waistline while still tasting delicious!
You can purchase almost all of the ingredients for these recipes through iherb.com
- almond milk
- pumpkin pie spice
- vanilla stevia
- Brew your own coffee and add store bought coconut milk or almond milk + ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice + 1 dropperful of vanilla stevia.
Here are some more delicious holiday spice recipes you can try!
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