GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - It's November-- the leaves are finally falling, and it's probably putting you in the mood for a pumpkin spice latte. Many of them can top 500 plus calories but Health Reporter Valerie Lego gets a recipe form Registered Dietician Grace DeRocha from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan you can make at home that's tasty without all the calories.
Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice
- 6 tbsp. pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- ½-1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- ½-1 tsp. of almond extract
- 1-2 tbsp. of honey or maple syrup (or 2-3 drops of liquid stevia)
- 16 oz. of coffee or (2-4 shots of espresso)
- Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- Mix all ingredients together thoroughly, other than coffee and garnish.
- Pour two 8 ounce cups of coffee.
- Pour pumpkin pie mixture evenly split between the two cups of coffee. Mix thoroughly. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, or serve with a cinnamon stick to stir. Enjoy!
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