October is just around the corner, and that only means one thing—the pumpkin spice latte season is finally upon us. This iconic drink made it back to Starbucks weeks ago, and here are some useful tips and tricks you can use to make your order a little bit healthier.
Keep It Short
Despite being delicious, pumpkin spice latte isn’t necessarily healthy, and the more you drink it, the worse it is. If you can’t resist drinking it, at least try to replace the grande drink with a short or tall one.
The regular pumpkin spice latte comes with 2% milk, but you can easily customize it by opting for non-fat milk or one of the plant-based options if you want to go vegan.
Ditch Whipped Cream
Whipped cream is one of the most delicious parts of a pumpkin spice latte, but it’s also packed with sugar and saturated fats, so you’re better off without it. Order a pumpkin spice latte with no whipped cream and ditch all the other unhealthy toppings.
Low on Pumpkin Spice Sauce
Speaking of ingredients with high sugar content, pumpkin spice sauce is also guilty as charged so it should be used in moderation. Try to customize your order and stick to two or three pumps per serving whenever possible.