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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Skinny Pumpkin Latte

What a wonderful Saturday.  Although the weather is a little chilly, and the sun definitely isn't shining.  It's definitely the kind of day where I like to curl up with a good book and a good cup of coffee.  I came across this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, www.thegraciouspantry.com.  It's perfect for a feels like fall kind of day!  Sprinkle with some cinnamon and enjoy!

UPDATED NOTE: If using a coffee maker, be sure you use the type that requires the paper coffee filters. The spices will clog your machine if you have the other type that does not use these filters.
Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Latte
(Makes 2 lattes) Ingredients
4 tbsp. ground coffee
1 tbsp. pumpkin spice (no sugar added, just the spice mix)
2-1/2 cups water
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk OR…
2 cups regular milk + 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
Directions
NOTE: I made this using a French press. So it was easy to get these specific measurements. If you use a coffee maker, you’ll need to adjust the amounts of all the ingredients based on the amount of coffee you use. You can double or triple or….
Step 1 – Combine the coffee and the pumpkin spice and brew as usual with the specified amount of water.
Step 2 – Pour the maple syrup in the bottom of your cup and pour half of the hot coffee over that.
Step 3 – Add 1 cup of milk and stir.
Step 4 – Repeat steps 2-3 for the second serving.
Sip and Enjoy!
Nutritional Content
1 serving = 1/2 the recipe
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 3 gm
Saturated Fats: 0 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 189 mg
Carbohydrates: 17 gm
Dietary fiber: 0 gm
Sugars: 12 gm
Protein: 2 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 9

STARBUCKS PUMPKIN LATTE NUTRITION DATA
16 oz. (small/grande)
No Whipped Cream
Using 2% milk
Calories 310
Calories from Fat 60
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 210mg
Total Carbohydrate 49g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 47g
Protein 14g

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