Love it, Like it, Hate it: Pumpkin Lattes, Coffees, and Blended Drinks
Pumpkin-flavored beverages are back this fall season, with even more options than ever before. And while the festive fall drinks may be delicious, some of them can pack in a meal’s worth of calories and two day’s worth of added sugar!
Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on her top picks for pumpkin-flavored drinks, and which ones just aren’t worth it.
Note: Nutrition information for a medium (16 oz) drink, except Smoothie King’s 20-ounce smoothie.
9 calories, 0 saturated fat, 2 grams carbs, 0 g sugar, 0 g protein
100% guilt-free – just add your choice of milk and no-calorie sweetener.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake
½ cup no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream (or Arctic Zero Vanilla Maple) – optional
½ cup unsweetened almond milk or skim/low fat milk
¾ cup 2% Greek yogurt
½ cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or ½ tsp cinnamon & ¼ tsp nutmeg)
1 packet of Swerve Sweetener
Add ice and blend.
Nutrition facts vary with milk & ice cream selections; provides 25 grams protein, 3.5 grams fiber; zero added sugar, and 200 to 300 calories.
Smoothie King Pumpkin Spice Wellness Blend with Chobani Yogurt – request “Make it Skinny”
- 250 calories, 0 saturated fat, 45 g carbs, 45 g sugar, 15 g protein
- Pumpkin spiced puree, Chobani Greek yogurt, non-fat milk, vanilla protein blend, immune enhancer
Both pack in a meal’s worth of calories and carbs, with more than two day’s worth of added sugar!
McDonalds Pumpkin Spice Latte
340 calories, 6 grams saturated fat, 51 g carbs, 48 g sugar, 12 g protein
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
420 calories, 10 grams saturated fat, 2 g carbs, 49 g sugar, 14 g protein