Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Luscious Pumpkin Latte

Check out this recipe for a Pumpkin Latte just as good as one from Starbucks for a fraction of the cost, from Glamour's Vitamin G blog.

Luscious Pumpkin Latte

(Serves 2)

2 heaping tablespoons cooked or canned pumpkin
2 cups low-fat milk
4 tablespoons vanilla syrup (or, swap out 2 tablespoons of sugar if you don't have syrup)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice 1 cup coffee, brewed strong or a shot of freshly brewed espresso
Spice for dusting, optional

In a small saucepan, heat the milk with the pumpkin until it combines, then add vanilla syrup and cinnamon (or pumpkin spice.) Heat until steaming, stirring frequently. Carefully pour into a blender and blend on high for 20 seconds, until it foams. Pour into a tall heat-proof glass, then add the espresso or coffee. Dust with cinnamon or pumpkin spice and serve immediately.

Nutrition Highlights: Calories: 270 (or less if you use nonfat milk); Fat: 5g; Protein: 10g; Vitamin A: 70%; Calcium: 40%.

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