It's that time of year, y'all! The pumpkin spice latte is back and from what I hear, lines are out the door. Supposedly they are using real pumpkin this year! Even so, you don't go to Starbucks for PSL's because you are trying to be healthy.
Thankfully for me the closest Starbucks is 45 minutes away so anytime I do get a chance to go there it's a treat. For those of you though that go regularly and are looking for a super cheap and easy way to get that pumpkin/fall flavor without all the junk that comes with it, try this DIY pumpkin spice trick.
Add pumpkin pie spice into your coffee grounds before you brew your coffee at home. Boom. Pumpkin coffee! Add a packet of Truvia or raw sugar depending on you're taste and a splash of organic half and half or low fat milk (although half and half is creamier and tastier!). You can also use cinnamon instead of the pumpkin pie spice in your grounds for cinnamon coffee.
No sugary syrups, no crazy additives, just flavor. That also means you wont need any store bought flavored creamers. Just adding the half and half/milk will make your flavored coffee creamy. You could even get fancy and froth your milk with one of THESE if you wanted to get really fancy! Froth it up then top with a sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin spice and enjoy!
Are you team #PSL? If you are, try this and let me know what you think. Do you have any other tricks to make your morning coffee a little healthier?