My Low-Sugar Pumpkin Spice Latte Round-Up
Born on October 1, I was nicknamed “The Pumpkin Girl”. So it was fate that I’d love a good pumpkin recipe, right?
I’m also pretty sensitive to sugar. This is why I wanted to make sure you don’t have to choose between sugar-laden pumpkin spice lattes (PSL) or deprivation. I’ve rounded up six ways to enjoy a little bit of sweet, pumpkin and spice.
1. My very own low-carb Pumpkin Spice Latte. This recipe uses coconut sugar, which my system tolerates better than pure sugar and is super easy to make.
2. Non-Coffee Pumpkin Spice Latte. For those who don’t do caffeine or crave a PSL later in the afternoon, the Detoxinista offers a great way to enjoy pumpkin without the caffeine jolt. And she gives you a blender option to make this at home version easier than driving to the coffee shop.
3. Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte. For those on the keto train, this recipe can accommodate stevia or erythritol.
4. Creative control-freak Pumpkin Spice Latte. As a girl who loves options and choices, here’s a recipe to satisfy those who need to do it their own way — whether it’s your milk, sweetener or making it cold — Mama’s Wellness has you covered!
5. Elana’s Pantry Dandelion “Coffee” PSL. Is there any recipe Elana doesn’t make well? If there is I haven’t found it yet. This caffeine and coffee free version of the PSL incorporates Elana’s “Dandelion Coffee” which mimics the bitter taste of coffee that we don’t get enough of in the American diet and provides the liver detoxifying benefits of dandelion. Hint: If you don’t have time to make Elana’s dandelion coffee, a bag or two of dandelion tea works as a substitute.
6. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, one pump! Sometimes we are on the run and aren’t going to make our own lattes. Half the fun is someone else making it for you, right? A tall Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte has 39 grams of sugar, which is about 10 sugar packets (4 grams of sugar is about one packet). So if you’re out at Starbucks or any other coffee shop, ask for only one pump of the vanilla syrup and one pump of pumpkin spice sauce to cut down the amount of sugar.