It is hard to argue that Pumpkin Spice Lattes are not the epitome of Fall in drink form. Ever since 2004, when Starbucks released the original PSL, Americans have been buying it up every year. Before going into the Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe, there’s definitely a huge reason to drop your regular Fall drink for the sake of your health!
Why an Alternative Pumpkin Spice Latte?
However much Americans may love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes do not love back! In a Grande, a PSL has a whopping 50 grams of sugar! And its Frappuccino® counterpart has 65 grams of sugar! And until 2015, there was no pumpkin in Starbucks’ PSLs – and even now it’s still only a tiny amount. All of that plus a lot of processed ingredients, talk about a dangerous drink!
Thankfully, this Fall season you can have this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe that should help to satisfy your craving without compromising on your health (or breaking the bank – seriously, though the price of one PSL is ridiculous!). Best of all, it is dairy-free, gluten free and takes only two minutes to make in your blender! Enjoy!
DIY Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 1 cup Coffee
- 3 tbsp Organic pumpkin Puree
- 1 tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Organic Maple Syrup
- 1 tbsp Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice
And there you have it! A tasty alternative (and healthy!) Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe to simplify and enhance your life this Autumn. Let me know what you think, I love hearing from you guys in the comments!
Please see my last recipe on Butternut Squash Soup!
Pumpkin Spice history: https://www.chatelaine.com/food/trends/starbucks-pumpkin-spice-latte-history/