Are Pumpkin Spice Latte’s Good For You

The Good

Fall is on the way meaning sweater weather and pumpkin everything from pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin bread to pumpkin beer and lattes. But, what causes our seasonal obsession with pumpkins? It could be because they taste great or maybe it's because of their many health benefits including their ability to:

The Bad

However, not everything containing pumpkins is good for you. According to Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte has some pretty harmful ingredients. Besides containing Caramel Color Level IV which is linked to cancer, it also contains over 50 grams of sugar and no trace of pumpkin!

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The Delicious

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

Why not skip the Starbuck's line and make your own, healthier PSL at home.

2 Cups Almond Milk
2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree
1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract.

Get the full recipe and directions at Hip2Save

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