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4 Low-fat homemade coffee drinks

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. ...

Specialty coffee drinks at home

What's your coffee shop splurge? We all have one. The drinks that cost us $8 a pop and blow our entire morning's calorie budget. Well, we have news. You can have your drinks without spending a dime or wasting calories!

Save money and calories? Now that's a double whammy! These coffee shop-inspired drinks will have you skipping the morning rush at Sbux and instead, leave you slim and plenty energized. Plus, who doesn't love an extra 10 minutes to sleep in?

1

Skinny pumpkin spice latte

 4 low fat homemade coffee drinks

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces brewed coffee
  • 6 tablespoons pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 cup sweetened almond milk
  • 2-4 packets calorie-free sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Directions:

  1. Mix the pumpkin puree and almond milk together in a bowl. Heat in a microwave for about 60 seconds and whisk to combine. Pour the pumpkin milk mixture into the coffee and whisk in the pumpkin spice and vanilla. Add sweetener to taste.
  2. Garnish lattes with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon.
2

Skinny peppermint mocha

 4 low fat homemade coffee drinks

Adapted from The Kitchn

Serves about 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup hot espresso
  • 1-1/2 cups low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons water
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • Peppermint candies, crushed

Directions:

  1. Whisk the 2-1/2 tablespoons water and sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and add the peppermint extract. Let simmer another 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a microwave until foamy.
  3. In a mug, mix the cocoa and hot water together. Gradually whisk in the espresso, frothy milk and peppermint syrup. Garnish with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candy.
3

Low-fat chocolate blended coffee

 4 low fat homemade coffee drinks

Slightly adapted from Savory Sweet Life

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup double strength brewed coffee
  • 1-1/4 cups low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons no-calorie sweetener
  • About 2 cups ice
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Directions: 

  1. Mix the coffee with 1/2 cup milk and stir to combine. Pour the coffee and milk mixture, remaining milk, sweetener, ice and chocolate syrup in a blender. Blend on low until smooth.
  2. Garnish mug with whipped cream and add drizzled chocolate.
4

Light almond chai latte

 4 low fat homemade coffee drinks

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 2 tablespoons loose leaf chai tea
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Cinnamon

Directions: 

  1. Steep the tea in the boiling water for about 4 minutes. Stir in the honey.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the almond milk to a boil over medium heat. Whisk constantly until nice and frothy. Carefully pour into the tea and garnish with cinnamon.

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