Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ohhhhhh Starbucks.

My friends flock to you with glee every Autumn to snatch up your Pumpkin Spice Latte.

I bet they didn’t know that a 20 oz/Venti sized cup of your pumpkin concoction has 510 calories, 20 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar!  Seriously?  That doesn’t sound like a treat. That sounds like an hour of cardio.  Just sayin’.

You should revise that ad on the left to read: “everything nice…except all the fat, sugar and calories”

How about a healthier version that I can sip on a Sunday morning and then lay on the couch watching football all day and not feel guilty about it?  (theoretically speaking of course) 🙂

Mine might not taste like the candy sugar-high version of Starbucks, but it’s still pumpkiny, cinnamony (new words) and delicious.  Plus, I’m using actual pumpkin, so it’s got about 8 grams of fiber added to this drink (hey hey hey!) 😉

Here’s what you do!

Brew your coffee as you normally would so your pot of coffee is ready to go.

In your blender (or Vitamix) combine:

  • 1 cup of organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tsp of stevia
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of allspice

Blend together!

Pour a cup into a mug and then add a cup to a cup and a half of your freshly brewed coffee (or however much coffee you want to add…note that too much coffee will cancel out some of the pumpkiny-goodness, so pour slowly – you can always add more coffee)

You may need to add more allspice and cinnamon to taste depending on your personal preference.

And tadaaaaaa!

Pumpkin spice coffee goodness (without all the fat, sugar and calories)


Note to Starbucks (if you’re reading) – you could absolutely make a much healthier pumpkin spice latte without the syrups, sugars and fat and artificial crap…and if you did, I’d come get one.  


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