Pumpkin Spiced Latte

By Marcie - November 4th, 2018 in recipes

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

I can’t believe we’re already in November! 2018 has been an absolute whirlwind here at ValMar health. I’m feeling the need to run on a little more than adrenaline. Add in these dropping temperatures and shorter periods of sunlight, and there’s nothing like a pumpkin spiced latte to satisfy my current mood. 😊
Who can relate?! But though a PSL is sure to warm your soul and perk up your energy, we all know this fall classic is loaded with empty calories from sugar and artificial flavoring, not to mention they are usually dairy-based.
I don’t know about you, but I am saving my calories for the holidays! I know that I’ll be making some of my best dishes for the holidays, so when it comes to splurging, I believe in designating such occasions for that.
I made a lighter version of a PSL using real pumpkin purée that contains a fraction of the sugar and calories, and it sure hits the spot.
It is a DIY guilt-free PSL that uses the natural flavor of pumpkin, combined with spices and cinnamon instead of artificially flavored syrups and uses coffee instead of espresso. It tastes better than the fake stuff and is quick and easy to make!
If you are not a coffee drinker, you can add in extra almond milk and enjoy a pumpkin spiced steamer. You can even top it with a coconut based whipped cream and sprinkle the pumpkin spice and cinnamon on top!

RECIPE:

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree.
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.
1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
2-3 drops of liquid stevia (or sweetener of choice)
8 ounces of Roma Coffee
Sprinkle of cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine ingredients in a high speed blender, blend until smooth and creamy. You can also whisk them together in a pan over medium heat on a stove.
  2. Adjust flavor to taste, and serve warm.
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