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!
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!
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.
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Chai tea, infused
Pumpkin spice mix
First, let simmer all the ingredients together except the milk. Stir frequently.
Remove the cinnamon stick and the cloves if need be.
Pour the preparation into a blender. Pulse until homogeneous. Pour into a cup and add the frothed milk.
You can also simply use a shop-bought pumpkin spice mix. You will find it in the spice section as soon as the first leaves fall.
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