I know “Fall” doesn’t technically start until after September 20, but I’m convinced that Fall actually starts when Starbucks comes out with their Pumpkin Spice Latte!
I used to guzzle those things like they were going out of style…or at least before the Peppermint mochas came out in December, then I was on to those. But one of these drinks can be the calorie-equivalent to a full meal, YIKES! A Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte has 380 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 49 grams of sugar! Thats more then I get for my lunch meal alone!
Recently, I stumbled upon a much healthier version of the Pumpkin Spice Latte and it is delicious.
Not only do you save on calories, fat, and sugar…but you are having a full meal in one glass, complete with protein, antioxidants, adaptogens, probiotics, amino acids, phytonutrients and digestive enzymes. I’m pretty sure Starbucks can’t beat that! If you want to know more about the health benefits of Shakeology and why I drink it, check out my about me page! If you would like to chat with me and discuss how Shakeology has changed my health for the better and helped me lose over 100 pounds and of course what it could do for you then get in touch with me and let’s talk!
Some health benefits of pumpkin are:
they provide beta-carotene for eye health
1 cup of canned pumpkin has 7g of fiber and 3g of protein
it’s packed with vitamins and provides over 50% of your daily dose of vitamin K
If you are looking for a healthier version of the ever popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, I highly recommend this version, your body will thank you for it icon smile Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: serves 1
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 shot espresso
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
dash of cinnamon and nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice)
1 cup ice
Blend all ingredients together in a blender and enjoy!
Cal: 196 Fat: 4g Carbs: 25g Protein: 18g Fiber: 8g Sodium: 299mg