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It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte (#PSL) season, and as the weather turns crisp, it’s important to remember to stay on track. One grande Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks packs in 380 calories, 14 grams of fat and 50 grams of sugar! While I do like to indulge in these every once in a while, it is not something you should often do. Saving your calories for real food instead of sweetened beverages will help you feel full longer and get optimal nutrition throughout the day. Most sweetened beverages can be the culprit of halted weight loss due to overconsumption of calories. Cream and sugar in your coffee, sweet tea, soda, juices and other sweetened beverages should be kept to a minimum because those calories and sugar can add up quick! So what’s an autumn-crazed-warm-drink-lover to do? The answer is this: The Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

My Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe:

This cup of complete happiness is only 173 calories with 0 grams of fat (using skim milk) and 10 grams of sugar (sans whipped cream). So instead of going out for a Pumpkin Spice Latte try making one at home instead!

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 1 ½ cups skim milk or 1% milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 shots espresso
  • Whipped cream

Directions
Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Combine pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree and agave and stir until simmering. Add the milk and vanilla extract and stir until simmering. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until frothy. Add espresso to two mugs and top with pumpkin mixture. Top with whipped cream if you want!

Prep Time: 0 minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes | Number of Servings: 2