Ahh, pumpkin, everyone’s favorite Fall flavor, walk through any grocery store and you’ll see spice pumpkin everywhere — pumpkin spice yogurt, pumpkin spice coffee creamers, pumpkin spice pancake mix, pumpkin spice cookies… you get it.
Last year, I even made a crazy-good slow cooker pumpkin chili!
And then there’s the famous pumpkin spice latte, the most popular drink of the season! But it’s also one of the season’s most unhealthy drinks.
And don’t even think about those pumpkin spice frappuccinos. Holy cow!
Before I go on, though, I have to admit something — I’m actually not a huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes. I know, you probably think I’m crazy. I think maybe it’s because they’re too ridiculously sugar-fill for me.
But since literally almost everyone else I know is obsessed with this drinks, I had to share this: The HEALTHY pumpkin spice latte DOES exist!
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte vs The Healthier Alternative
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (Grande)
Calories from Fat: 120
The Healthier Pumpkin Spice Drink
Calories from Fat: 25
So, I’m not one to count calories, I mainly use nutrition labels to look at the ingredient list, but WOW! Starbucks’ latte has about 2.5x the calories, 3.25x the carbs, and over 7x the sugar!
Really, the only thing it has going for it nutritionally is the protein.
Let’s put this 50g of sugar into perspective, ladies, this ONE drink contains as much added sugars as you should consume in TWO DAYS! And the pumpkin spice frappuccino is even worse at 73g of sugar. Check out this shocking blog I shared about added sugars in beverages.
Now, let’s answer your burning question…
WHAT is this healthier pumpkin spice drink and WHERE can I get it?!
Alright, if you’ve been following me for a while you’ve probably seen me rave about my favorite nutritional drink: Shakeology. Well, they’ve released a LIMITED EDITION Vegan Pumpkin Spice Shakology flavor! And it’s everything you’ve been dreaming of.
Not only is it low in calories and sugar but it’s loaded with other nutritional benefits while satisfying that pumpkin spice craving!
Why is Pumpkin Spice Shakeology a must-have fall drink?
Shakeology is made from whole-food sources, this means its ingredients come from nutrient-dense superfoods which are processed in a way that helps them retain maximum nutritional benefits.
You’re getting vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, probiotics, prebiotics, protein, amino acids, and more in every serving — unlike Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte which really only gives you a sugar rush!
It’s basically a pumpkin spice latte that you can (and should) drink every-single-day and it will help you lose weight — not gain it.
With the craziness of the holidays coming up it’s also the perfect on-the-go meal. Because, yep, it can even be used as a meal replacement!
I know that so many of us struggle with the holidays — the parties, cocktails, and treats. Why not set yourself up for success with a meal that not only tastes like dessert, but will actually help you reach your health goals?
Want to Try it Yourself?!
Pumpkin Spice Shakeology will only be available for a LIMITED time starting September 3th — and once it’s sold out it’s GONE for the season.
And with all the hype around the launch, I’m sure it won’t last long, get ready to stock up!
If you want to get your hands on this Limited Edition flavor and enjoy Fall flavors the healthy way, click below, enter your email address, and I’ll send you an email as soon as it’s available! (And I promise not to spam you afterward, either.)