Make a healthier pumpkin spice latte
Published on October 8th, 2013 | by Whitney Packebush
Fall is here, which can only mean two things: One, Halloween, and two, pumpkin-flavored everything. Since I can’t help you with your costume this year, let’s talk pumpkin. One half cup of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) has only 50 calories, zero grams of fat, 10 mg of sodium, 11 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein. Plus, it includes 280 percent of your daily vitamin A needs.
I’ve combined two of my favorites, coffee and pumpkin, for about one-third of the calories and carbs as a coffeehouse seasonal staple.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
2 cups milk
4 Tablespoons pumpkin
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup strong coffee
Caramel sauce for drizzling, optional
Whipped cream for topping, optional
Combine first five ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer until well combined. Divide coffee between two mugs and top with equal parts milk mixture. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce, if desired.