Don’t let Starbucks convince you to get off track during this pumpkin spice time of year! It’s completely unnecessary because you can get something really satisfying that actually helps you lose weight and feel good about celebrating fall. There’s not a PSL in the world that’s worth seeing the scale go up or having to buy bigger pants!
Thank you to Carrie Brown for her Pumpkin Spice Frappe recipe. She shared it during Episode 46 of Ketovangelist Kitchen Podcast) . You can also find this recipe in her Beverages cookbook.
2 cups ice ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla ½ cup cold strong coffee
a dash of vanilla or maple extract
4 Tbls swerve 3 T pumpkin (canned with no sugar or other ingredients)
½ cup nut milk such as almond, coconut, etc.–I would probably use at least part heavy cream to up the fat content and because. . . well, heavy cream 🙂
Blend together. The longer it’s blended, the thicker it will get. By my count–3 carbs, 1 fat, 1 protein. If you replaced the almond milk with heavy cream, the fat content will increase.