Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte vs. Our “Skinny” Pumpkin Spice Latte

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte vs. Our "Skinny" Pumpkin Spice Latte

Starbucks is known for having many delicious drinks on its menu, including hot beverages that are suitable for the cooler weather.  Nothing says “Fall” like the flavor of their delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte. the company’s most popular seasonal beverage of all time, having purchased more than 200 million beverages since it was first introduced in 2003.  It can be served hot, iced  or blended to suit whatever type of autumn day you’re having.

We, at Get Fit Now Fitness studio, understand that part of living well means finding the right balance for you. So whether you’re counting calories, watching your fat and sugar intake, or looking for more fiber or protein, we can help you make the choices that work.

Here you’ll find the nutritional facts behind your favorite Fall beverage from Starbucks that you love. So now you’ll know what you’re getting with all that fine flavor.

And, if you would like to make your own “skinny” version of their top drink, we’ve included a “make at home” recipe for you to try!

As the name implies, it is flavored with pumpkin syrup and with the addition of steamed milk, whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg an clove; this is the quintessential fall drink.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving: (16 fl oz):

Calories: 380

Calories from fat: 120

% of Daily Value:

Total Fat: 14 g

Saturated Fat: 0 g

Trans Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 55 mg

Sodium: 240 mg

Total Carbs: 52 g

Dietary Fiber: 0 g

Sugars: 50 g

Protein: 14 g

Here is our version of the “Skinny-Make-It-At-Home” Pumpkin Spice Latte –  All you need is a wire whisk or blender and YOU can whip up this delicious, Fall drink!  Make a steaming cup, sit back and enjoy without the guilt!

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte

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 Ingredients:  (Prep time: 10 minutes)

½ cup fat-free milk

½ tablespoon canned pumpkin, see storage tip

1 package sugar substitute, such as Stevia or 1½ teaspoon sugar, if desired

½ teaspoons vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to garnish

½ cup of strong brewed hot coffee


Ingredients for Topping:

2 tablespoons light whipped cream

Dash of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon


Instructions

1. In a saucepan, whisk together milk, pumpkin, sugar substitute and cook on medium heat, stirring until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry about it. Just whisk the mixture continuously with a wire whisk until foamy.

2. Pour into a large mug. Add the hot coffee on top. Top with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and sprinkle with a little pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top.

3. Drink immediately.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving (16 fl. oz.)

Calories: 69 (this includes 2 tbsp. of light whipped cream!)

% of Daily Value:

Protein:  5 g

Carbs: 9 g

Sodium: 67 mg

Sugar: 8 g


Storage Tip
Transfer canned pumpkin from an opened can into a refrigerator-safe container that is not made of metal. Seal the container tightly either with its own lid or with plastic wrap. Store the container in the refrigerator. Use within five days. Discard any remaining leftover canned pumpkin after five days in the refrigerator.

You can freeze leftover canned pumpkin. Here’s a couple things to avoid freezer burn: Use zip-lock bags made for freezing. After filling the bag try to remove as much air as possible. If you use a container make sure to only fill it ¾ full and cover it with wax paper or plastic wrap before adding the lid. Pumpkin has a lot of water so it will expand when frozen.


Hope you enjoyed this comparison between the Starbucks Version and Our “Skinny Version” of the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  It’s all about choices, and we here at Get Fit Now Fitness Studio are all about making healthy ones!  Here’s to your health! 🙂

Committed to your success,

The GetFitNow Team

www.getfitnowpt.com

 


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