The crispness of fall is upon us, and the weather is turning slightly cooler. This means that all the local coffee shops are rolling out their pumpkin spice lattes! But what is a girl to do if she wants a healthy pumpkin spice latte? Or better yet a sugar-free pumpkin spice latte’? This is the ultimate recipe for just that! Enjoy this seasonal drink guilt-free!
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Is Pumpkin Spice Healthy?
Not everyone has to enjoy pumpkin spice during the fall season, but why wouldn’t you!? It is just a delightful treat and I can’t help but indulge.
Pumpkin spice actually has some surprising health benefits. The spice is typically a combination of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. Many of these plants can boast of inflammatory properties, helps the brain function, and keep infections at bay!
One of the star ingredients of a healthy pumpkin spice is cinnamon, and coincidentally cinnamon can be known to lower blood sugar, which on a Trim Healthy Mama or Keto lifestyle, could be very helpful to add into your routine!
Is Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte healthy?
However, the only problem is that the typical spice latte’ picked up from a local coffee shop is stock full of ingredients that make my toes curl. You might even see my eye start twitching every single time I look at one. They are so good, and yet so naughty.
The major culprit of a pumpkin spice latte’ is the sugar content. It comes as no surprise that the famous pumpkin spice latte’ from most coffee chains comes with over 50 grams of sugar content. Eekk! That is double what the AHA recommends per day for women!
What is Pumpkin Spice Good For?
During the fall season, pumpkin spice is great for recipes like pies, drinks, and desserts. And if we take out the high amounts of sugar, there can be a fair amount of health benefits that healthy pumpkin spice can aid in.
There are dozens of recipes online that claim to taste like the ‘real’ thing and have ‘healthy’ ingredients. Scratch that, there are not dozens, there are thousands! Do they taste pretty close? Yes they do, but I think you are about to find out that this sugar-free pumpkin spice latte is going to kick the unhealthy ones to curb!
A Healthy Pumpkin Spice
The good news is that it is fairly simple to kick out the sugar and create a delicious and healthy pumpkin spice latte. I love creating recipes that taste good and are sustainable for health. If you enjoy this recipe, you might want to nab the Healing Home Harvest cookbook that is currently free! It has delicious snacks, meals, and recipes that are sugar free (like this one) and supports a sustainable lifestyle.
This sugar-free pumpkin spice latte recipe is thick and creamy and has a tendency to produce smacking lips, just a bit. The secret is getting in the real pumpkin puree and mixing it in the blender until it feels like it’s going to spin out of the container.
That first sip of this healthy pumpkin latte is so delightful. It takes me back to a place in the Fall of no worries or responsibilities. Those times of just sitting on the porch and smelling the aroma of fall. It seems like those quiet moments are far and few in between.
Yet are they? Maybe it’s time to sit down with a fresh cup of pumpkin-spiced latte and find some time to rest in your busy schedule. Today is the day to enjoy some health and happiness.
Ingredeints for the THM Pumpkin Spice Latte
Don’t be too overwhelmed by the ingredient list. There’s a lot, but they are all common ingredients and they go fast.
- 10oz of strong brewed coffee
- 1 tbsp of pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin extract
- 2 donks of THM pure stevia
- or 1 tbsp of stevia substitute
- 1/4 tsp mineral salt
- 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp of Collagen
- 1 tsp Whey Isolate Protein Powder