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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • by Coach Lisa
  • October 2, 2016

It’s October and everyone has pumpkin fever!! Each week this month I will feature a new healthy pumpkin recipe!

Now, for one of the most popular seasonal favorites: Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I know people who wait all year long for Starbucks to put this treat on their menu!  Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me some Starbucks every now and then but I generally avoid their specialty drinks because they are filled with SUGAR and a ton of calories that I would rather get from other more nutritional choices.  BUT WAIT! I’m not about to take away your favorite treat… I’m just going to give you a healthier option that you can enjoy as often as you like without any guilt.  Who has time to feel guilty about food anyway?  (That’s a whole other topic for a different day.)

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This pumpkin spice latte has half the calories of your favorite fall treat. It’s also dairy free, but you can sub skim milk if you choose.

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 cup cashew milk, almond milk, or coconut milk
1 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup brewed black coffee or 1 shot espresso
1 dash ground nutmeg (to taste; optional)

Preparation:
1. Heat milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and extract in medium saucepan over medium heat; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until mixture is hot, but not boiling. It is ready when there are many small bubbles on the sides of the saucepan.
2. Remove from heat; mix vigorously with a whisk until frothy.
3. Pour coffee or espresso into serving mug; top with milk mixture.
4. Top with nutmeg if desired.

Let me know what you think!  Check in next week for another yummy pumpkin recipe. 🙂

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