It’s that time of year again, time for the famous Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.
It’s good. It’s really good. It’s not 400+ calories and 50+g carbs for a 16oz – good.
This is an easy, at home, substitute for (get this) 50 calories and 5g carbs (plus 2g fiber!).
Pumpkin and Spice Coffee
Start by brewing 6oz of your favorite coffee, strong.
- In a microwave safe cup, add:
- 8oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 3T canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
- 2tsp Natural Mate stevia blend (or 4tsp your favorite sweetener)
- 1/2tsp ground pumpkin pie spice
- small pinch of sea salt
- optional: 1/4tsp vanilla extract
Use an immersion blender, whisk, or fork with enthusiasm and blend well until it’s smooth.
Microwave on high for about 1-1/2 minutes, until it’s steaming hot. Stir and go another 30 seconds for good measure.
Pour in the coffee, stir and enjoy without any of the guilt!
**If you don’t mind the calories, add 2-3T half and half in place of an equal amount of almond milk, for a creamier treat!
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 3 g||4 %|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 184 mg||8 %|
|Potassium 228 mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 5 g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2 g||9 %|
|Sugars 2 g|
|Protein 2 g||3 %|
|Vitamin A||85 %|
|Vitamin C||2 %|