Maintaining a healthy diet is always a struggle, but I find it to be an ENORMOUS challenge when the cooler months roll around — the swimsuits are gone, sweets are everywhere, and there’s a constant crave for comforting foods. It’s tough!
But no matter how difficult it is, I know I feel better when I’m putting good stuff into my body. And that doesn’t mean everything has to be boring or bland.
One of my favorite flavors of the fall season is, of course, pumpkin (although I do feel like the whole pumpkin thing has gotten out of control this year) and I always look forward to Starbucks’ release of the PSL. But let’s face it, that thing is full of fat and sugar that my waistline just cannot handle.
So, you can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon an easy, homemade version of the PSL that’s waaaayyy healthier and just as delicious!
This recipe is from the gals at Tone It Up!
- 2 Shots of espresso, or 1 cup of coffee
- 1 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 Packet of Stevia
- 2 tbs Pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp Pumpkin spice (or 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp allspice)
Blend ingredients together before adding coffee or espresso.
Want to kick it up even more? Use pumpkin spice coffee for an extra pumpkin POW, and/or whip some almond milk until frothy, and spoon over the top of your latte for an official taste and feel.
Keep things convenient and make a bigger batch of this, and store it in an airtight container in the fridge, so you can just pour and enjoy in the mornings! Time to cozy up — without the guilt.