With Fall upon us, this very famous drink is baaaaack – Pumpkin Spice Latte, of course. However, with the reintroduction of everyone’s favorite sugary drink, there are some healthy tips that you can work in as soon as possible for a more balanced drink.
We could also officially make a pumpkin flavored latte and drop it. Because? First off, this is a really delicious drink with a hint of cinnamon and a piece of whipped cream. If that’s not enough, all we can say is your taste buds are missing. Either way, pumpkin alone contains nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber. However, pumpkin spice latte is sorely lacking in health.
This is precisely why your diet is affected and your blood sugar and digestive system are destabilized. This is why we decided to put together some quick and healthy tips to transform your favorite beverage without compromising the taste.
It sounds so simple that it barely deserves a place on this list, but unfortunately we’re there. If you go to the coffee shop, choose a smaller mug as this will reduce the number of calories.
Small Doses of Syrup
Order a pumpkin syrup bomb rather than the usual three that come with a filling drink. Speaking of Starbucks sizes: A Grande has four and a Venti has five! With just one bomb you always have a hint of pumpkin flavor without looking over the top. If you want something more natural, add a little cinnamon and mix it with the drink.
Try switching to skin milk to save calories! In addition, you can use nut milk such as coconut or almond. However, using a variety of nut milk fondant, such as vanilla and almond, is more common but has added sugar.
Choose a cappuccino as it uses less milk than a latte. In addition, a cappuccino contains half the calories of a latte without changing its taste too much. Or make a drastic change and have black coffee with just a bomb of the popular pumpkin spice syrup. Don’t worry, you can even add your own cinnamon and milk to Joe’s mug.
Skip the Whip
Really. Not having the whip will save 70 calories instantly! And if that’s not reason enough to blow the whip, we are not what we are.
Create Your Own
Why don’t you make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte? It’s pretty simple and there are tons of recipes out there! Some of our favorites are Greatist, The Kitchn, and FoodNetwork.
Drink your pumpkin spice latte year round, but use one of the seven tricks we covered for more health benefits. You are welcome.