Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Latte Hack

I hate to say it, but I am a Starbucks junkie. I wish I could say I have this super hip non-chain that I frequent, but what can I say, I pass a Starbucks while going to work so decision made. Not to mention, I really enjoy their french roast coffee. 

I wrote about my favorite Starbucks drinks already, but thought I would share a tip with all you who share a Starbucks habit. If you love a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but are looking to cut the calories/sugar, try it this way: Grande, non-fat, no whip, 2 pump, triple shot, PSL. 

A PSL usually contains 4 pumps of flavoring which packs on the calories and the sugar. I actually think 2 pumps is just right for a grande... it tastes much better to me! I also up the espresso because it intensifies the coffee flavor which is my favorite part. Non fat milk and no whip cream also helps to cut down on the calories. Do you have any Starbucks hacks that you do to cut down on sugar/calories? Have a fabulous day! 

Yours, 

8 comments:

Gabriela said...

I don't have a hip coffee shop either, but I actually hate Starbucks coffee. I go the super classy route with either Dunkin or Wawa (hi from the other side of the state!). I am, however, a huge fan of the seasonal Coffeemate flavors...shhh :)

CLP said...

The new large gallon bottles of Starbucks Unsweetened Iced Coffee the sell in the refrigerated section of the grocery store are my new favorite. I love, love, LOVE Sbux iced coffee but sometimes sleep in and don't have time to stop and get one before work in the morning. These are a total game changer. They taste exactly like their iced coffee and I just add the skim milk and a little sugar and I'm good to go!

Hayley Roderick said...

Such a fun post! I'll have to try. xo, Hayley www.dailydoseofdarling.com

Kelly Marie Keating said...

Sometimes they do taste just a tad too sweet. Will definitely try a 2 pump next Starbucks run!

Anonymous said...

You came to mind when I read this:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2768303/Do-use-smartphone-tablet-watching-TV-Then-brain-wasting-away.html

Summer Wind said...

Love these suggestions, thank you everyone!

Anonymous.. oh no! Interesting article. I am totally guilty of always multi tasking. I love to have music or the tv on when sending e-mails or writing blog posts! Yikes!

Betsy Davis said...

I too love Starbucks and try to cut down on how much I spend on a couple of hacks.
If I want an iced latte/iced espresso drink I opt for an iced americano.
To hack the PSL and save about $2.00, I order a venti iced americano with 4 pumps of Pumpkin Spice and non fat milk. It's $3.88 instead of $5.41.

tahalexander@me.com said...

Glad I'm not the ONLY Starbucks junkie. I can't get enough of their coffee. I *always order the same thing and try to cut down on the calories also. Here goes ......
Venti, non-fat, no-whip, white chocolate mocha with a TOTAL of 1.5 white chocolate pumps. No guilt!!!! $5.32 is the cost in NC.
Normally a venti has 5 pumps of white chocolate.

 

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