DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte: 70 Calories!

Sep 19 2017

Perfect Your PSL

Fall is just around the corner, but pumpkin spice latte season is already in full swing. Sadly, the PSL at Starbucks is a sugary caloriefest: the standard Tall option contains 300 calories, 11g fat, and THIRTY-NINE grams of sugar! Ours is made with real pumpkin and has a tiny fraction of the sugar. Basic just got better...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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Entire recipe: 70 calories, 2g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 111mg sodium, 6.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 7g protein

value 1*

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes or less


2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving (like the kind by Quest Nutrition or Tera's Whey)

1 packet no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)

2 tsp. instant coffee granules

1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, or more for topping

2 tbsp. canned pure pumpkin

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Optional: natural light whipped topping


Place protein powder, sweetener, coffee granules, and pumpkin pie spice in a tall microwave-safe mug or glass. Add 3/4 cup water, and mix well. Microwave for 45 seconds, or until hot.

Stir until protein powder and coffee granules have dissolved. Add canned pumpkin, and stir until uniform.

Add almond milk, and mix well. Microwave for another 45 seconds, or until hot.


Chew on this:

It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the 19th of Septemberrrrr! Break out yer favorite rum drink (perhaps a Mango Colada) and all yer worst nautical puns!

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