This uber-famous drink, the Pumpkin spice Latte is back with Fall upon us. There are some healthy hacks that you can use to make your favorite sugar-laden drink more balanced.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
It might be a good idea to officially make pumpkin spice lattes and fall synonymous. Why? It’s delicious with cinnamon and whipped cream. We can only say that your taste buds are severely lacking in this drink. Pumpkin is a rich source of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other essential nutrients. The Pumpkin Spice Latté is seriously lacking on the health front.
This is exactly why your diet can take a major hit, and your blood sugar levels and digestive system suffer. We have compiled some easy, healthy ways to make your favorite drink more delicious without sacrificing its taste.
Quantity Matters.Sounds simple enough that it almost doesn’t deserve a place on this list, but here we are. A smaller size cup will reduce calories when you go to the coffee shop.
Small Doses Of Syrup.
Ask for one pump of pumpkin spice syrup, not three as part of a Tall. A Grande gets four pumps, while a Venti gets five. You can still enjoy the pumpkin flavor with just one pump. You can add some cinnamon to the mix if you prefer something more natural.
Switch to skin milk to cut down on calories You can also use almond or coconut milk. A sweetened variety of nuts milk like vanilla almond is most common, but it has more sugar.
A cappuccino is a better choice than a latte because it uses less milk. A cappuccino is half as calories as a latte, but it doesn’t taste any different. You can also make a black coffee using just one teaspoon of pumpkin spice syrup. You can add cinnamon and milk to your cup of Joe, so don’t be afraid.
Skip to the Whip.
Yes, really. 70 calories are saved by not getting the whip right away. If that isn’t enough to make you skip the whip, then tell us why.
Make Your Own.
Make your Pumpkin Spice Latte! It’s easy and there are many recipes online! Our favorites include Greatist and The Kitchn.
Enjoy your Pumpkin Spice Lat throughout the year. You can also use any of these seven hacks to get additional health benefits. You’re welcome.