Pumpkin Spice Latte
Fall is finally here and we are officially excited about EVERYTHING pumpkin! Instead of buying the famous coffeehouse drink, skip out on the saturated fat, carbohydrates, and sugars by crafting your own version of the pumpkin spice latte in the kitchen. You may be used to waiting in a long line for this tasty treat, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find you can whip up this recipe in half the time. Better yet, this version uses real pumpkin, not syrup! Pumpkin is low in fat and calories, and also packs a healthy dose of antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as iron. Pumpkin is also a great dietary source of fiber.
So, save yourself some calories, money, and time spent in line by adopting this version of a fall favorite!
2 cups skim milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons Stevia
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup hot brewed coffee
Whipped cream, pumpkin pie spice and ground nutmeg, optional
Combine milk, sugar, and pumpkin in a small pan over medium heat until steaming.
Remove heat, stir in pumpkin pie spice and vanilla
Transfer the mixture to a blender. Process for 15 seconds or until foamy
Pour into two mugs, add ¼ cup coffee
Top with whipped cream and a pinch of pumpkin spice
1-1/4 cups (calculated without whipped cream) equals 307 calories, 0 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 346 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein
Do you have any favorite healthy fall recipes you enjoy with seasonal fruits and vegetables? Share them with us in the comments!Read More