Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte…nuff said

I have not yet faced the reality that fall, with it’s turning leaves, cooler temperatures, pumpkins and scarecrows and the final big event…Thanksgiving…is really over. I skipped fall this year. We don’t get a very dramatic autumn where I live…we get a tiny sample. A brief respite from summer’s searing, scorching, exhausting heat. An excuse to haul out fall type decorations and a sweater, maybe, if we’re lucky. It happens fast and I usually revel in it, loving every moment. This year we were loving the moments, just not fall ones, as we spent the last two months soaking up the sun instead in the definitely NOT fall weather of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. So we went straight from tropical summer to Thanksgiving. Boom. I wasn’t ready. My scarecrow never came out of the closet. So indulge me, please, while I gaze, starry eyed, at one last fall recipe. I have gazed, starry eyed, at this recipe before, and I love it so much that I’m going to gaze one more time. My last tribute to fall. After this, I promise, I’ll be ready to move on in to the official beginning of the Christmas season and all that comes with it. But for now, let me have just this one last Skinny Ms. pumpkin spice latte of the season, ok? (And, oh my gosh, this recipe is so good and it’s not even chock full of fat and sugar…)

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yields: 1 servings | Serving Size:1 latte (full recipe) | Calories: 163 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 4 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 18 mg | Sodium: 18 mg | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 13 g | Protein: 10 g |


  • 1 cup almond milk (to reduce the calories by half, use unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (optional maple syrup or honey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice, more to taste
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee brewed or 2 shots espresso


Whisk together all ingredients in a blender and pulse until well combined. Add to a pot over medium-low heat. Heat just until simmering. Add hot coffee or espresso, stir to combine. Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top.


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