Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

PSL on Monday! :-o

Okay we've all been hearing about how the Pumpkin Spice Latte has already made it's grand appearance at Starbucks this year. I'm not going to lie, I love Starbucks. And I love PSLs. {{and I was there Monday morning to get my 1st one of the season}} But, I also know that it's not healthy AT ALL. So I limit myself to once a week - and sometimes I even skip that.

I am off work on Wednesday's and decided to make my own healthy version for when I have time at home! It was actually super quick and easy!! - always a plus!

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
* 8 oz brewed coffee (or 1-2 shots espresso)
* 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
* 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
* 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 2-3 drops liquid stevia (or sweetener of choice)
* sprinkles of cinnamon
* fat free whip cream topping (optional)

1. In a saucepan, mix together almond milk and pumpkin. Cook on medium heat for 1-2 minutes until heated and blended thoroughly.
2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, spices and sweetener. If you have a frother you can also froth the mixer to give it that Starbucks texture. 
3. Pour coffee into a large cup, add the pumpkin milk mixture on top. Top with whip cream and sprinkle with cinnamon. 
All for approximately 70 calories (depending on which brand of ingredients or sweetener you use).

And yes, I also decorated my house for fall this morning! I know, I know there are still a few days of August left and it is still summer but now that the kids are back in school, vacations are over, and no more pools days, - I am ready for fall weather and all things pumpkin and skinny jeans and cute sweaters and FOOTBALL!! :)

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  1. Ok, I had no idea PSLs were available right now! But now I can't wait to try this. It sounds so yummy!

    1. yeah they brought them back early this year!! So it was like 85 degrees Monday and I was sipping on a PSL haha! :p