If that addictive Starbucks vanilla latte habit is burning a hole in your wallet and your health, I’ve got a tasty and nourishing alternative for you to try!
My homemade vanilla latte is caffeine free and sweetened with fruit (pure date syrup).
It is crazy delish, and I think you will love it!
Healthy Vanilla Latte. Is it Possible? Y-E-S
This healthy vanilla latte contains only 8 grams of added sugar (as fruit!) per serving. A Starbucks vanilla latte (tall) contains more than three times as much (as gut destroying GMO sugar ?)
If you order a grande, there is more than four times as much added sugar!
Not to mention the 150 mg of caffeine (YIKES .. that is a lot), the toxic additives in the vanilla syrup, the unnecessary waste of that environmental disaster known as the disposable cup, and the hard earned money you could be spending on something much healthier …. like organic veggies or grassfed meats!
So if your goal this year is to step it down from an expensive, health robbing Starbucks habit, give this vanilla latte recipe a go!
Bonus: No special equipment is needed. All you need is a small pot to heat the milk of your choice on the stovetop.
I also recommend investing in a top quality, insulated, reusable coffee mug with a lid that you can take with you in the car and to work that will keep your vanilla latte hot to the very last drop! It will last for years. You will easily pay for it in less than a week by ditching Starbucks!
Homemade Vanilla Latte Recipe
Try this healthy recipe for a homemade vanilla latte, the perfect substitute for those high (GMO) sugar, additive loaded commercial versions such as Starbucks.
Pour milk into a small pan and turn on high heat.
Add Dandy Blend powder (healthy, herbal coffee alternative) to a large mug. Mix thoroughly with hot water.
Stir date syrup or another healthy sweetener of your choice into the mug.
When the milk is frothing, immediately pour into the mug and stir briefly to mix.
Sprinkle on optional freshly ground cinnamon and enjoy!
Substitute a healthy milk alternative for the dairy milk if you prefer. I do not recommend non-dairy milks from the store packaged in cartons because the packaging is toxic (lined with plastic ... liquids poured in at boiling hot temperature) and the synthetic vitamin fortification.
Note that the dandelion in the Dandy Blend is detoxifying and very very healthy ... but you may experience detox symptoms at first. So go slow!
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. Her work is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
Her work has been covered by major media including USA Today, ABC, NBC, and many others.