Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Homemade Lazy Girl Pumpkin Spiced Latte (PSL)

Homemade is always better…

So why buy the sugary artificially flavoured version from Starbucks when you can make your own healthier version at home! Do we even know what is in some of the drinks that we buy at coffee shops? Do we know what ingredients that we are putting in our body?

The reality is that a lot of us don’t! I’m not saying not to treat yourself – treating yourself is important and if a PSL from your favourite coffee shop puts a smile on your face every now and then, I am so here for it. The problem is when we don’t realize that it should be a treat and not a daily occurrence.

For those of you who are curious (as I was) about what’s really in everyone’s favourite fall beverage from your friendly neighbourhood Starbucks, here it is!

*I took this information directly from the Starbucks website.

INGREDIENTS: Milk, Pumpkin Spice Sauce [Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2 Or Less Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto, Salt, Potassium Sorbate], Brewed Espresso, Whipped Cream [Cream(Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Pumpkin Spice Topping [Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Sulfiting Agents]

Starbucks PSL Nutritional Info:

Photo of Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte Nutritional Info

Yikes! I’m not one to be overly concerned about the nutritional information on food & beverage products – I’m more interested on the ingredients list, but I wanted to include that for those of you who are!

I don’t know about you, but I am not pleased with the ingredients and I’d waaaay rather make my own at home with ingredients that will both fuel my body & satisfy the craving.

Thats enough chit chat, lets get to the recipe!

Lazy Girl PSL

Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups Plant Based Milk I used Earths Own Oat Milk to make it extra creamy
  • 1 sachet Sproos MCT Collagen Creamer or sub 1 scoop of your favourite collagen
  • 1/2 tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Ashwaganda
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Pumpkin Spice to taste

Instructions
 

  • There are three ways to do this: 
    1. Add all ingredients in large mug and use a handheld frother to combine. Once combined heat it in the microwave (try 30 second intervals or no more than 1 minute without stirring) and then gently mix with a spoon before serving.
    2. Add ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until combined. Then either heat in the microwave as in option 1, or use a saucepan to heat like in option 3. Once heated serve and enjoy.
    3. In a saucepan, on medium to low heat, warm all ingredients on the stove top and whisk to fully combine. Once the mixture comes to a low boil it should be ready to serve.
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