Skip to Content
 
 
 
 

Published on October 01, 2018

pumpkin spice latte

Celebrate Pumpkin Spice Day with This Healthy Latte

This national festival revels in the flavors of pumpkin spice. They certainly are everywhere each fall in America.

While some love this spicy-sweet treat, it does have a shady side, so to speak. A Starbucks 16-ounce version of this drink has 288 calories, 54 grams of carbs and 50 grams of sugar. That much sugar adds up over the course of a full autumn of enjoyment.

Make this drink at home to cut calories to 76, carbs down to 6 grams and it adds 2 grams of fiber. It also has zero grams of sugar.

That’s a great way to celebrate National Pumpkin Spice Day. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
  • 4 tablespoons canned organic pumpkin
  • 1 shot of organic espresso (or a ¼ -cup strong coffee)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • Sweetener to taste

* Note, if you do not have pumpkin pie spice, you can combine one dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves and use that.

Directions

Blend the ingredients together.

Adapted from a recipe by Maria Emmerich, nutrition author.

Subscribe to our

wellness e-newsletter

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

© 2022 Avera Health, Sioux Falls, SD. All Rights Reserved.