November 15th, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Predicament


We’ve scoured supermarkets and restaurants to find healthy FFactor™ approved food swaps for high-calorie favorites. Now you can satisfy your cravings without sabotaging your waistline.*

Smashing Pumpkins(-spiced milk alternatives). 

From 1990s alternative rock to 20-teens non-dairy milks, leave it to pumpkin to transcend time and bridge that gap! Recent years have seen a concurrent rise in popularity of both pumpkin-flavored products and dairy-free milk alternatives, and as a result, the shelves of stores (and refrigerators) are filled with both. With such fan-fueled growths, it was only a matter of time before a hybrid of the two began to grace supermarket shelvesand lo and behold, pumpkin-spiced flavored dairy-free milk alternatives are now a “thing”.

Lighten up your Thanksgiving pumpkin pie recipe and whip up a lactose-free creamy pumpkin soup. You can make that chia seed pudding of yours pumpkin-spiced, and how about Fall-flavored overnight oats for breakfast? Pumpkin spice nut milk beverages make it easier than ever to have them all! Not everything is sugar ‘n spice and everything nice; as it turns out, the pumpkin patch can certainly have its pitfallsespecially when coconut gets involved. Albeit delicious, a serving of So Delicious’ Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk packs 14g sugarthat’s the sugar equivalent to TWO Whopper Jr’s… And this is in just one measly half cup!

Fear not, passionate members of Tribe Pumpkin Spice, there is an option that’s well worthy of your attention: Almond Dream’s Pumpkin Spice with Cinnamon almond drink is the lighter, lactose-friendly libation you’ve been searching for. A half cup serving of Almond Dream has just 50 calories, and limits the sugar to 8g, keeping the total carb damage to a minimum. In fact, Almond Dream has 40% less carbohydrates than So Delicious’ nut-based pumpkin drink, and 50% less sodium too. What’s more? Sipping a serving of Almond Dream will get you 10% of your recommended daily needs for both vitamin A and calcium, and 30% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E, making it a deliciously-toasty way to get stronger bones and immune support!

And, Troop PSL, keep in mind this product is limited edition, so if you’re pinning for pumpkin this Fall, be sure act fast! The almond trees won’t be producing pumpkin forever!


TO JOURNAL THIS PRODUCT: Almond Dream Pumpkin Spice Almond Drink (1/2 cup) – 9g carbohydrate, 0g fiber

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