This easy to make, homemade, pumpkin spice protein latte is a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of fall while getting a morning of afternoon pick me up.
It’s pumpkin season, friends! What better way to celebrate than with a pumpkin spice latte!
That’s exactly how I felt when I woke up Sunday morning. After having my morning cup of coffee, I headed to my local grocery store to buy the ingredients.
Can you believe they were completely out of canned pumpkin?
The store associate told me they got their shipment in the day before and it was sold out within a few hours. I know I’m not alone in loving the flavor of pumpkin, but I didn’t expect grocery stores to be out of stock already. I went to three different places before finally finding it. (Thank you Aldi!)
Drinking my pumpkin latte really got me in the mood for fall. It even motivated me to decorate for Halloween. That’s why, I decided to share this recipe with you. Maybe it will help get you in the fall spirt, too!
How To Make A Pumpkin Spice Protein Latte
This best thing about making this latte is the flavor. The second best thing is that it’s super easy to make! It’s filled with nutrition benefits, too. It’s made with brewed coffee, pumpkin, milk, cinnamon and stevia. I also add a couple tablespoons of vanilla flavored protein powder. It adds some creaminess and it also boosts the protein content.
The first step is to brew coffee. I love the taste of coffee, so I make it extra strong. If you have an expresso maker, you can use a shot of expresso in place of the brewed coffee. Once done, add the coffee (or expresso) and the other ingredients – milk, canned pumpkin, vanilla protein powder and cinnamon – to a blender and process until it’s smooth and creamy. Blending the latte gives makes it a little frothy, too. It’s so good!
Pour the latte into a coffee cup then heat it in the microwave until it’s hot. Your pumpkin spice protein latte is ready to enjoy!
Dairy-Free Vegan Option
If you follow a vegan diet, or have a dairy allergy, you can also make this latte dairy-free. Just substitute a plant-based milk, like almond or oat milk, for the cow’s milk. A plant-based protein powder, like soy or pea protein, can be used in place of the whey. If you do substitute ingredients, however, the nutrition facts will be different than what I have listed below.
Another great way to enjoy this pumpkin spice latte is to make an iced latte. You can do that by simply pouring the blended ingredients over ice.
Calories And Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin alone is packed with vitamins and minerals, and the combination of ingredients in this pumpkin latte result in a super nutritious, phytonutrient-rich beverage. One latte has 120 calories, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 9 grams of sugars, 13 grams of protein and only 1 gram of fat. It also supplies 20% of the daily value for calcium, 6% of the daily value for Vitamin D, 8% of the daily value for potassium, 6% of the daily value for iron. I share more nutrition information in the notes section of the recipe card.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Latte
- 3/4 cup brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/4 cup pumpkin, canned
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp stevia (optional)
- 2 tbsp protein powder, vanilla
- Start by brewing coffee or making expresso
- Put all ingredients in a blender and process until combined. Pour into a mug and heat in the microwave to the desired temperature. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy.
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