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    Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

    The Best Pumpkin Spice And Chai Beverage

    Pumpkin spice season is in! Time to savour a delicious pumpkin spice chai latte. Since this is a classic beverage, you will find many such products on the market. Though it is comforting, this latte is unfortunately not the best from a nutritional point of view. But since BPT doesn’t want to give up on this delicious drink, we suggest that you make a healthy homemade version instead!

    Are pumpkin spice chai latte very sweet?

    Chai lattes and pumpkin spices are quite popular nowadays. And though these beverages are very comforting on cold days, they are also very high in sugar and calories. The problem is that when you consume such drinks, you usually end up with additional daily calories. Indeed, since they are liquid, many people seem to forget that they count as foods. But if we compare pumpkin spice chai lattes to water or even regular coffee, there’s double the amount of calories.

    But what makes these beverages so unhealthy compared to regular tea or coffee, which barely have any calories? In shops, the aromas are made from concentrated flavours. The latter are very rich in sugar. Knowing this, you could always ask you barista to put less in your drink. Plus, as you may have guessed, it’s also better not to order whipped cream with your beverage! 

    Homemade pumpkin spice chai latte

    Obviously, homemade versions are much healthier options. Why not make your own pumpkin spice latte in the comfort of your home?

    Whether it’s for a tea or a coffee, the pumpkin spice mix is always made from a cinnamon stick, 2-3 cloves, a pinch of cardamom, and a pinch of nutmeg. Ideally, let simmer the beverage for about 5 minutes for more intense flavours.

    SIMPLY DELICIOUS : Do you love pumpkin spices? Try our pumpkin cookies!

    Preparation 5 min
    Cooking 5 min
    1 serving
    Piece of cake (easy)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories
    135 Kcal
    Calories are units of energy. They represent a measurable quantity of energy brought by a food. Your energetic needs depend on your age, height, weight, gender and how active you are. The average need ranges around 2000 calories/day. A higher or inferior intake might affect your weight.
  • Lipids
    3.3 g
    Lipids (fats) are essential to your body. They are an important source of energy. However, an excessive consumption is associated with weight gain and higher risks of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Unsaturated fats are preferable to saturated or trans fats.
  • Saturated fats
    2.0 g
    Saturated fats, commonly known as “bad fats”, are mostly found in processed foods and in some products of animal origin. If consumed in excess, they can have adverse effects on cardiovascular health, including increases in LDL-cholesterol levels. Try to eat better lipids such as those found in fish, nuts, oilseeds, and oils!
  • Cholesterol
    10 mg
    Your body mainly uses cholesterol to produce hormones. It is only found in foods of animal origin such as meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. However, dietary cholesterol has little to no influence on your cholesterol level compared to saturated and trans fats.
  • Sodium
    68 mg
    In small quantities, sodium is an essential nutrient for your body. However, you probably eat too much of it without even being aware, and this overconsumption can have adverse effects on your health. Indeed, excess sodium targets organs and can lead to hypertension.
  • Carbohydrates
    22 g
    Carbohydrates are a good source of energy. They are your brain’s main source of fuel for all functions. The carbohydrate group is divided into simple and complex sugars, fibers, and starches. Carbohydrates are mostly found in fruits, dairy products, baked goods, pastries, sweets, cereals, and legumes. It is recommended to not eat high quantities of added sugars. Limit your intake to 50 g/day.
  • Fibers
    1 g
    Fibers have many health benefits. They are divided into two types: soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers can reduce your cholesterol level and help regulate glycemia (blood sugar levels). As for insoluble fibers, they increase stool bulk and regulate bowel function. Since they slow down the digestion process, they promote satiety, which contributes to appetite and weight control. You should consume at least 30 g everyday.
  • Proteins
    5 g
    Protein has different roles in your body. They are essential to muscle, blood, and even skin development! In fact, protein build most of your bodily structures. They also provide all the amino acids your body needs to make neurotransmitters, new molecules, enzymes, and even certain hormones!
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