A quick way to save $100 before Thanksgiving

I heard the excitement spread a few weeks ago…”did you hear?” “It’s Back!” Yes, for many people the true sign of fall isn’t the change in weather, but the return of the Starbucks Pumpkin Latte.

Belive me, I love all things pumpkin. It’s basically the only pie worth eating, not to mention the numerous health benefits of pumpkin: great source of Vitamin C, B1, folic acid, potassium, fiber, and carotenes which protect against cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/Theres-no-pumpkin-in-Starbucks-pumpkin-spice-latte.htmlIronically, though, Starbucks Pumpkin Latte contains NO pumpkin.  Essentially, you’re paying  $4-$5 for a calorie & chemical-laden treat.

Philly.com  and Food Babe do a great job breaking down what you’ll find in that cherished fall-favorite.

Believe me, I get it. A crisp afternoon, holding a warm cup of coffee, the scent of cinnamon and cloves. It really is the perfect combination. It’s the 50g. of sugar and artificial everything that mars the image.

Life is stressful. Family is chaotic. Absolutely, you deserve a treat. But considering there’s approximately 11 weeks until Thanksgiving (when Starbucks Pumpkin Latte moves over for their winter “treats”), a once/twice a week pumpkin latte will cost you over $100 and 1,100 grams of sugar (depending on size, of course).

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-pumpkin-spice-latte-even-better-than-starbucks-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-96277Instead, add cinnamon, cloves, or pumpkin pie spice to your coffee before brewing for the fresh fall aroma.

Or, try this alternative from TheKitchn which actually contains pumpkin! Make and refrigerate a large batch of the mix and it’s ready to add to your coffee anytime.

Then, use the $100 you saved on a treat you really deserve.

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