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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.




PJ’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee

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