Autumn is here. So are pumpkin spice lattes.
Pumpkin is a big business. Americans spend $488.7 million on pumpkin-spice flavored foods.
If you are like most people, you probably love pumpkin spice lattes too.
The problem is that if you don’t choose carefully, pumpkin spice lattes won’t love you back. Popular pumpkin spice drinks are full of empty calories and sugar and little to no nutritional value.
The popular Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte offers various vegan and non-vegan varieties, however, nutritionally speaking, nothing else positive can be said about this drink.
16 oz of a Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte with 2% milk has 380 calories. One made with nonfat milk has 330, one made with whole milk has 420, one made with soy milk has 380, one made with coconut milk has 340 and one made with almond milk has 300 calories with whipped cream. Skipping the whipped cream can save 70 to 80 calories. Along with the calories, their pumpkin spice sauce is filled with sugar, so is their vanilla syrup.
An almond milk version without whipped cream has 38 grams of sugar. There's 44 grams in the coconut milk, 49 grams in the nonfat milk, 48 grams in whole milk, 48 grams in the 2% milk and 49 grams in the soy milk pumpkin spice latte without whipped cream. Asking for whipped cream adds an additional 2 grams of sugar.
If all the sugar wasn’t enough, there are 150 mg grams of coffee to add more jitters and energy crashes later on.
One container of McDonald’s’ McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latte with non-fat milk has 320 calories and 60 grams of sugar. The only nutrient listed is 500 mg of calcium, which is not much considering all the minerals and vitamins your body needs.
One serving of the Walmart Pumpkin Spice Latte has only 70 calories, but has 5 grams of sugar. It has no vitamin C and A, iron, calcium, or other listed micronutrients. It is filled with highly processed and unhealthy ingredients, such as corn syrup solids, sugar and maltodextrin listed among the top 5 ingredients.
If you want to enjoy a delicious pumpkin spice drink this autumn while keeping your body healthy and nourished, I have good news for you. You can choose a fantastic plant-based alternative that is rich in superfoods, high in nutrients and low in sugar: Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice. May I add, it is even more delicious than its fast-food counterpart.
One scoop of Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice only has 23 calories in it. If you mix it with water, it remains at 23 calories. One cup of unsweetened almond milk only adds about 30 extra calories.
One serving has less than 1 gram of sugar - yet, you can’t even tell, because it's so tasty.
It nourishes your body with 640 IU of vitamin D, 19 mg of calcium, 1 mg of iron, 10 mg of magnesium and 34 mg of potassium.
Among several incredible superfoods, it is made with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and reishi.
With these superfoods, Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice can:
It is also 100% USDA certified organic, vegan, gluten/dairy/soy-free and non-GMO.
Eating plant-based and choosing a plant-based diet has many benefits:
Eating a diet high in sugar - refined sugar and processed sugary foods in particular - can lead to all kinds of health problems, including:
While fiber and nutrient-rich fruits and sweet root vegetables are healthy sources of sugar, sugary drinks, candy, sugary processed foods and sugary fast foods - including conventional pumpkin spice lattes - are not.
Save your health and choose a low-sugar, nutrient-rich pumpkin spice drink. Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice has less than 1 gram of sugar per serving but has all the nutrients you need from high-quality superfoods.
At less than $2.50 a cup, it also saves you money. Not to mention time, by not standing in line every morning.
It is incredibly easy to make. Just mix it with your favorite plant milk or a glass of water to enjoy this warming beverage. You can add it to your recipes, including your baked goods and healthy dishes.
Do your health a favor, choose Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice this fall.
Are you ready to order yours today? Who will you share a cup of Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice with this fall? Snap a photo with a glass of Organifi and someone you love. Tag us on social media and share your stories. We would love to hear from you and see your smiles.
And remember, we're in this together.
Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.
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