Healthy Pumpkin Chai Latte
Fall is here, and with the season of brightly colored leaves comes the need to consume everything pumpkin! Pumpkin scones, pumpkin muffins, and of course the delicious pumpkin spice lattes! The problem with all these delicious fall treats is that they are loaded with hidden sugars and fats. A Grande pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks (made with 2% milk and whip cream on top), contains 380 calories, 50g of sugar, and 14g of total fat! Although it may taste amazing, you will be feeling the junk-food blues.
Instead of spending your cheat day with a high-fat, high-sugar latte, we recommend making your own healthy version. We love the homemade Healthy Pumpkin Chai Latte! You can satisfy those fall cravings and not worry about the ingredients within it. This homemade latte uses natural sweeteners, a mixture of spices, and a lower fat percentage of milk! It even saves you the time you’d spend standing in the Starbucks line! Read and taste this amazing and just-as-good homemade healthy Pumpkin Chai Latte.
Ingredients (Makes 1 Drink)
- 1 Spiced Chai Tea Bag (can use any type of chai tea you like)
- ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 Tbsp. Real Pumpkin Purée
- 1 Tbsp. Real Maple Syrup (or Honey)
- ¼ tsp. Vanilla Extract
- ⅛ Ground Ginger
- Dash of Nutmeg
- Dash of Cloves
- Pinch of Salt
- ½ tsp. Arrowroot Starch (can also use Cornstarch)
- Cinnamon Stick or Star Anise to use as garnish
- Bring ½ cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan.
- Remove the water from heat and add your Chai Tea bag – letting it steep for 4 minutes.
- Remove the tea bag, squeezing out any remaining liquid from the bag.
- Add the Almond Milk, Pumpkin Purée, Maple Syrup (or Honey), Vanilla, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cloves, and Salt to the pan.
- Whisk the starch into the mixture.
- Pour the mixture into a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes (or until mixture is combined and looks creamy).
- Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and heat until the mixture is re-warmed.
- Pour the liquid into a mug and top with optional garnish (a Cinnamon Stick or Star Anise).
Stay warm these fall days with this delicious healthy, homemade latte! Thank you to Cookie and Kate for the amazing recipe!