Wake up and smell the pumpkin spice latte because it's October, marking the official comeback of one of the most loved seasonal drinks in Starbucks' history. Now, I don't want to rain on your holiday season, but there’s a dark reality that we don’t discuss when it comes to PSLs: the high fat and sugar content.
Is it too much to say that a pumpkin spice latte made me gain weight like a pumpkin? No, I didn’t turn Donald Trump orange, but a daily consumption of the infamous drink caused me to gain seven pounds in two weeks.
So I've decided that whilst 2015 wasn't my year, 2016 is far more promising with a simple pumpkin pie spice protein shake before my workouts. If you don't want to miss out on the wonderful pumpkin spice flavors while staying fit, then you need this protein-packed healthy PSL alternative that can save you this holiday season.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Protein Shake
- Prep Time:5 mins
- Cook Time:5 mins
- Total Time:10 mins
- 1 cup milk
- 125 grams pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 serving protein powder
- whipped cream optional
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well incorporated.
Serve with whipped cream (optional) and enjoy.