Make Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home and Avoid the Unhealthy Additives Used At Coffee Shops
The combined rich aromas of coffee and pumpkin spice are irresistible. That enticing scent often beckons us into the local coffee shop each Fall. Pumpkin spice lattes have become extremely popular, but how good are they for you?
When we found out how easy it is to make them at home we couldn’t help but share this recipe with you. You’ll be happy to spare yourself a lighter wallet as well as unnecessary ingredients that can harm health.
The Unhealthy Ingredients Often Found in Store Bought Pumpkin Spice Latte
This homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe avoids including a lot of ingredients that normally are found in the store bought, unhealthier versions. What are these ingredients that are potentially dangerous to health?
Huge amounts of refined sugar: an average sized typical preparation of pumpkin spice (made with whole milk and whipped cream) tops off at about 50 grams of sugar
Potassium Sorbate: a preservative that is often linked to awful allergic reactions and contaminated with heavy metals
Carrageenan: linked to inflammation in the body
Sulfites: evidence exists that connects them to potential development of skin rashes, asthma, and low blood pressure
Mycotoxins in the coffee due to the way it is processed
Avoid these risky ingredients and make your own pumpkin spice latte. Why not?
Noteworthy Antioxidant Ingredients In This Recipe
Pumpkin spice blend is usually a combination of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg, which are all high in disease fighting antioxidants.
Coffee is also antioxidant rich and boosts cognitive function. Many people also use it as a performance enhancing tool while working out. Lastly, be sure to choose organic coffee, as the conventional varieties are well known for being full of pesticides.
However that those who are sensitive to caffeine may also leave the coffee out. An enjoyable drink still remains.