During the Autumn months there’s nothing I like more than a hot drink, and my drink of choice is always a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. There’s something about the delicious spices and whipped cream that epitomise the season for me; if I wasn’t on a diet I could easily drink one every day.
Sadly I am on a diet and as such, I can’t drink one every day. I follow Slimming World so spend a lot of time coming up with ingenious hacks to lower the saturated fat content and ‘syns’ in everything I eat. The other day I came up with a really simple recipe for a Slimming World-friendly pumpkin spiced-coffee and it was actually really tasty. Today I thought I would share the recipe with you. It’s great if, like me, you’re following the Slimming World plan but want a tasty and low-syn treat to curb your coffee cravings or even if you’re just trying to save a few extra pounds – those Starbucks PSLs are expensive after all!
Before I share the recipe with you, I’d just like to preface it with a warning: I am not a Slimming World representative! And nor do I endorse or recommend it. This is something I have come up with myself and am sharing based on syn values I could find online – in short this is not Slimming World-approved.
So, here’s everything I used:
For the Pumpkin Spice Recipe: (please note, this makes more than what you’ll need for one cup of coffee. Store the remainder away in a jar for future pumpkin spice coffees or bakes. I used half a tea spoon of this mix in my coffee.)
- 3 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons of nutmeg
- 1.5 teaspoons of ground allspice
- 1.5 teaspoons of ground cloves
- Tesco low fat dairy squirty cream (0.5 syns for three level tablespoons)
- Nescafe coffee grounds (free)
- Skimmed milk (you’re allowed up to 250g if using as your HEA!)
- Sweeteners (free)
And there you have it – a really simple thing to make that tastes delicious and will cost you around 1.5 syns!
Let me know in the comments below if you give this one a go!