It's fall and you know what that means... pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING. There's even pumpkin spiced popcorn now. I don't know if this is a mistake or not, but this one is going for almost $60 I think we all agree pumpkin spiced lattes started the craze. So, why would you even care about a healthy pumpkin spiced latte?
Unfortunately, most pumpkin spiced anythings are full of sugar, highly processed ingredients and chemical preservatives. Especially your typical pumpkin spiced latte from your favorite barista.
Your typical PSL from Starbucks has ingredients that include natural flavors, annatto, and potassium sorbate.
When you see natural flavors as a food ingredient, beware. There may not be anything natural about it.
Annatto is an industrial food coloring. The Starbucks PSL doesn't get it coloring from pumpkin, it gets from food coloring.
Potassium sorbate is a synthetically produced chemical preservative.
The typical Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte has 330 calories, 15 grams of fat and 39 grams of sugar.
My favorite way to describe this is "chemical shit storm".
The good news is, you can have your pumpkin spiced latte and drink it too.
This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here.
Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Spiced Coconut Whipped Cream
Healthy Fall Habits
You have some tips and tools to start making some healthy changes this fall. But don't stop there!
Fall is the perfect time to start incorporating healthy habits. You can start with the simple act of journaling.
To help you get started, download a free Fall Wellness Journal.