A coffee drink so famous it goes by its initials, the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte has a devout following. Like Halloween candy and Christmas decorations, the drink seems to debut earlier and earlier each year; this year, a special code allowed super-fans to get a taste in advance of the PSL’s post-Labor Day release.
It’s October and we are hoping for cooler weather here in Florida. But, the heat won’t stop us pumpkin lovers from the “everything pumpkin” craze. Yes, I love pumpkin flavor especially in the fall 🙂 . Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, and whatever else, all these goodies come with a lot of joy and also loads of CALORIES! Like most health enthusiasts I pay attention to these sweet treats and know when is a good time to enjoy it (after a beast mode glutes training of course, lol). How about beverages? Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) anyone? Yes please , but not so fast! Lets talk about this savory drink that every pumpkin lover seems to be so obsessed with. Most flavored lattes contain more sugar than a muffin. A grande Starbucks PSL has 380 calories (with whip cream on top) and 50 grams of sugar. Sure you can remove the whip cream and still you only lose 2g of sugar reducing it to 48g. Yikes!
To all my pumpkin lovers out there, the good news is you can still enjoy your seasonal latte and save on calories (and money too) by making one of your favorite drinks in your kitchen with the easy to follow recipe described in this article. Enjoy 🙂
If you have a favorite seasonal treat or healthy alternatives, we would love to hear it.