High Protein Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

A simple, easy-to-make, 150-calorie, high-protein Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s Pumpkin Spice season! Whoever invented this heartwarming combination, God bless you!

I am admittedly a pumpkin-spice-aholic, and Starbucks sees a lot of me during this time. However, my waistline is pleading for justice – so if you’re like me and want the flavor without the high sugar, fat, and carbs – you’ll love this recipe.

This recipe provides the perfect pumpkin spice latte taste we love with a high-protein twist.

Ingredient Notes:

Milk: I use Silk brand Unsweetened Soy Milk because it is always on hand since my husband and daughter are dairy-intolerant. However, low-fat milk or oat milk would work for this.

Protein: These are the brands I recommend for use in blended smoothies: Sprout Living Epic Protein Vanilla Lucuma Powder (Amazon), Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Vanilla (Walmart), Body Fortress Whey Protein (Amazon), and Garden of Life Organic Protein (Target). Whatever your preference, stick with that. If you want to avoid the slightest chance of chalkiness, just use a ready-to-drink Premier Protein Vanilla.

The Macros: The nutritional values are based on the recipe list but can vary depending on specific brands or variations in the ingredients you use. [Brands used for these macros: Garden of Life Organic Protein, Cáfe Bustelo Instant Decaf coffee, and Libby’s Canned Pumpkin].

Sweetener: Makers choice! I don’t add any additional sweetener but a great option is Truvia, Stevia, cane sugar or organic Honey.

Calories: 150
Carbs: 15.5g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 17.5g
Fat: less than 1g

*In comparison to Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Macros (8oz.)

Pumpkin spice latte from starbucks
Fun Variations:

  • Add 1/2 frozen banana for a thicker treat.
  • Adding crushed ice to the blend can transform it into an Iced High Protein Pumpkin Latte, perfect for a hot fall day (in Florida, you know exactly what I mean).
  • An alternative to McCormick Pumpkin Pie spice, is just adding 1 tsp of Ginger instead.
  • Serve with a dollop of So Delicious Coconut whipped topping (dairy-free) or Reddi-wip Zero Sugar Whipped Topping.
  • Updated note: If you brew 8 oz of coffee and use the whole thing, this is more like two servings (drink one now and then save one for later).

High Protein Pumpkin Spice Latte

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 Blender


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • One scoop vanilla protein powder or 1/2 Premier Protein Vanilla RTD bottle
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 3/4 cup of Instant Decaf coffee
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves


  • Make the instant coffee according to the instructions.
  • In a magic bullet or blender, add all of the ingredients, including the brewed coffee. Blend until everything is well incorporated (usually 1-2 mins, depending on your blender).
  • Pour and enjoy!

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