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5 Drinks that Leave Pumpkin Spiced Lattes in the Dust

As the cool breezes and gusty winds of autumn set in, there’s no doubt grabbing a pumpkin spiced latte at a local coffee chain sounds like a great idea. But maybe you’ve been warned about the one pumpkin spiced latte ingredient you always need to avoid. Or maybe you’re already aware that a typical 16-ounce pumpkin spiced latte contains a whopping 50 grams of sugar. Luckily, we’ve got a list of drinks that leave pumpkin spiced lattes in the dust. And they’re much healthier than what you’re getting in typical coffee chains or convenience stores. Cheers to that!

2966jpg5 Drinks that Leave Pumpkin Spiced Lattes in the Dust

Homemade Chai Tea

Forgo toxic chemicals and artificial sweeteners and flavors with this simple recipe. Real spices loaded with antioxidants are the stars of this recipe. The best part? You don’t need to turn to refined sugars to make it a crowd-pleaser.

Spiced Hot Apple Cider

Forget added sugars. We let the powerful, antioxidant-rich spices like clove do the work in this recipe. You’ll also get a healthy dose of blood sugar-regulation, thanks to the health benefits of cinnamon.

Turmeric Tea Recipe

Popular in Asia and often referred to as “liquid gold,” this tea is full of turmeric benefits, mostly due to an active compound called cur cumin. If you’re looking for a warm, nourishing, anti-inflammatory drink, this rich, creamy, slightly sweet beverage is it.

Beef Bone Broth

Bone broth was the go-to warming tonic back in your great-grandparent’s day. And it’s making a huge comeback. In fact, it’s selling for $10 a cup in big cities.

Not only does it hit the spot during bouts of cold weather, but benefits of bone broth include healing arthritis and digestive symptoms, too. It’s rich in nutrients like gelatin and glycine. These help to heal your leaky gut and even your skin.

Real Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe

Get the benefits of drinking coffee, without all of the liver-damaging refined sugars found in most commercial pumpkin spiced lattes. The healthy fats in the coconut milk will help you feel full and satisfied, too.

Final Thoughts on Drinks that Leave Pumpkin Spiced Latte in the Dust

  • Most pumpkin spiced lattes sold in chains and convenience stores contain dangerous levels of sugar and sometimes other toxic ingredients, including food dyes, fake flavors and carrageenan.
  • Luckily, you can make your own nourishing, health warm fall drinks at home using our recipes.
  • Drinks based in turmeric and even bone broth can provide anti-inflammatory benefits and even help heal your digestive tract.