You too can enjoy the hip flavor of the season. Keep this Keto pumpkin spice latte recipe handy to get your fill of fall flavor.
Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Latte
Come October, you can’t walk five feet without running into someone selling pumpkin spice beverages.
And with good reason. Sales are so good it’s almost as if those things are addicting.
When you look at the contents, you’ll realize why. It’s not just the pumpkin spice that has thirsty customers coming back for more.
There’s a huge amount of sugar that gets dumped into most lattes. Some retailers provide coffee with as much sugar as soda.
In case you haven’t seen those visual demonstrations of the sugar cubes piled up next to the soda bottle, it’s a lot of sugar.
So the next time you’re observing your pals flocking to the register for their pumpkin spice fix, know that it’s not just the seasonal flavor they’re seeking.
It’s plain old addictive sugar. Naturally, all of that sugar would curtail all of your hard work on Keto, so let’s figure out a way to make it work for you.
How to Make a Keto Latte
A surprising amount of people don’t even know what’s in a latte. They just want one yesterday.
The base of a latte is espresso, which is strong black coffee. It’s made by using pressure to force nearly boiling water through ground beans.
Lattes are super creamy because a shot of espresso is topped off with steamed milk and milk foam.
Lattes tend to be creamier than their relatives, macchiatos, and cappuccinos. They all have the same ingredients, but lattes contain more steamed milk.
There isn’t any milk in this recipe, but I took a cue from bulletproof coffee and added ghee (clarified butter) and MCT oil.
Ghee is a better option than butter because it tends to cause fewer issues for people who are allergic or sensitive to milk. You can dive in on the topic of ghee here.
The addition of fat is also a great way to spur your ketosis.
To get the signature pumpkin spice flavor, just add pumpkin spice. (Yes, it’s actually a powder, not a mythical menu item that appears once a year.)
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Once you’ve gotten your energy up with this Keto pumpkin spice latte, you can get scientific with your diet.
In the beginning, many people dip their toes into the diet by eating fewer carbs, and more protein and fat.
That’s great, but if you want to keep improving or speed things up, there are ways to calculate how much protein, fat, and carbs you should be eating.
A flavorful burst of fall.
- Blend everything together well until a foam forms on top.
- Sprinkle a dash of spice on top and serve.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 0 g
- Calories: 158
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 19 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g