A Guide To Making Pumpkin Spice Latte a Little Healthier

Pumpkin spice latte
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The iconic pumpkin spice latte is one of those drinks we see everywhere once fall arrives, but there’s one tiny downside to drinking it. Despite being super delicious, pumpkin spice latte isn’t necessarily one of the healthiest drinks on the market, but this brief guide can help you make it a little bit better.

Smaller Order

Moderation is key when it comes to all unhealthy foods and drinks, and the famous PSL is no exception. If grande is your default order, go for a tall or even short drink instead, and you’ll significantly cut down on sugar, saturated fat, and calories that way.

Ingredient Switch-Up

PLS comes with a long list of different ingredients and switching up some of them is the key to making it healthier. First of all, you can ditch dairy for one of the available plant-based milks. Cutting down on pumpkin spice sauce is also a good idea because this delicious ingredient is packed with sugar.

Choice of Toppings

Whipped cream is the most common pumpkin spice latte topping, but sometimes you’re better off without it. It’s packed with sugar and saturated fat, so it’s better to drink your PSL without it or at least opt for light whipped cream when possible.