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10 Healthy Latte Recipes That You Can Make at Home

If want to watch your calories but don’t want to give up your lattes, then you need to check out these healthy latte recipes.

Whenever you read one of those “cut these foods out of your diet” lists, the latte is often near the top.

And for good reason.

They’re usually loaded with empty calories in the form of copious amounts of sugar and fat, and don’t fill you up like food. (This is why drinking calories is generally a bad idea, and especially when you’re cutting.)

That doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favorite morning delight. You just need to upgrade it with health (lighter) latte recipes like these.

As you’ll see, most are lower in calories and higher in protein than your average latte, and just to make sure we don’t forget about treats, there are a couple indulgences as well.

Don’t be afraid to try a few of the wildcards on this list either, such as the delicious Turmeric Steamed Milk or the Eggnog Latte Breakfast Bars. You won’t be disappointed!

Enjoy!

Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte

starbucks gingerbread latte recipe Picture courtesy of Big Man’s World

This quick coffee drink uses the instant stuff, so you can enjoy a homemade latte without machines. Mix it together with either hot or cold milk for a regular latte.

To enjoy a gingerbread version, add a mix of wintry spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Top with a spoonful of whipped coconut cream for an extra-special latte.

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)

2 servings instant coffee

1 Tbsp. boiling water

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp. allspice (or ground cloves)

2 Tbsp. Natvia (or sweetener of choice)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 49

Protein: 1 gram

Carbs: 3 grams

Fat: 3 grams

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Turmeric Steamed Milk

turmeric steamed milk latte recipe Picture courtesy of Turmeric Me Crazy

This traditional beverage is loaded with health benefits, and it tastes great too. As an Ayurvedic medicine, it’s enjoyed in small quantities and is unsweetened.

For a larger version, like a caffeine-free latte, try this recipe to get the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric in a comforting drink.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 cup low-fat milk

1 tsp. pure honey (optional)

1/4 tsp. ground turmeric

Pinch of ground cardamom

Pinch of saffron

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 132

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 20 grams

Fat: 3 grams

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Green Tea Latte

green tea latte recipe Picture courtesy of Just One Cookbook

You wouldn’t want to make a delicious green tea latte without matcha. While most tea blends are steeped in hot water, then removed after it’s full flavored, matcha – or green tea powder – is mixed right in for optimal benefits.

Matcha aids in concentration and memory, making it better than a second cup of coffee in the afternoon, and it’s also calming without leading to a low-energy slump.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 1/2 tsp. matcha powder

1 Tbsp. hot water

1 cup milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)

1 tsp. sugar (optional)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 162

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 22 grams

Fat: 5 grams

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Protein Pumpkin Spice Latte

pumpkin latte recipe Picture courtesy of Stupid Easy Paleo

How can you improve upon the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte? Add a whole scoop of protein powder to the mix.

When you use whey, which is a dairy-based protein, you’ll be able to make it creamy even with regular black coffee instead of espresso. Then you just need the pumpkin and spice to complete your favorite latte.

Serves 1

Ingredients

Protein Latte:

12 oz. hot brewed coffee

1 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1 1/2 Tbsp. pumpkin puree

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice mix

Pie Spice Mix:

2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp. ground ginger

1/2 Tbsp. allspice

1/2 Tbsp. ground cloves

1/2 Tbsp. freshly grated nutmeg

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 124

Protein: 23 grams

Carbs: 6 grams

Fat: 1 gram

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Healthy Salted Caramel Latte

salted caramel latte recipe Picture courtesy of Pumpkinnspice

Even a lean diet will need some fat, and it’s ideal in the morning because you’ll rev up your brain for optimal functioning.

If you’re going for a low-fat breakfast like banana whey pancakes, pair it with a healthy caramel latte like this.

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Serves 1

Ingredients

1 cup organic coffee (or herbal coffee)

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

1 tsp. grassfed salted butter

Sprinkle of Himalayan salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. raw honey

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 181

Protein: < 1 gram

Carbs: 6 grams

Fat: 18 grams

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Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte

chocolate pumpkin spice latte recipe Picture courtesy of Amy’s Healthy Baking

Think there’s no way to improve upon a Starbucks PSL? This one not only has leaner macros, but it includes real chocolate too.

Yep, it’s like a mocha latte, plus everything you love about pumpkin spice – including real pumpkin.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened cashew milk

1 Tbsp. pumpkin puree

1/2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

Freshly grated nutmeg to taste

Tiny pinch of ground ginger

16 drops vanilla crème liquid stevia

3/4 cup extra strong coffee

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 32

Protein: < 1 gram

Carbs: 3 grams

Fat: 2 grams 

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Eggnog Latte Breakfast Bars

eggnog latte low carb breakfast bars Picture courtesy of Meat-Free Keto

Instead of ordering a high-cal Starbucks drink, turn your favorite flavors into inspiration for an amazing breakfast.

Each one of these eggnog latte protein bars is only 100 calories, less than a third of what you’d drink in a Starbucks latte. And it takes just five ingredients to make them, including Legion eggnog-flavored whey protein and cream cheese.

Serves 8

Ingredients

1/2 package (4 oz.) Neufchatel cream cheese

3 Tbsp. butter, softened

1/2 cup brewed coffee

1/4 cup Swerve (or granulated sweetener of choice)

2 scoops WHEY+ eggnog protein isolate

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 103

Protein: 7 grams

Carbs: 1 gram

Fat: 8 grams 

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Matcha Protein Smoothie

matcha protein latte recipe Picture courtesy of For the Love of Basil

If you love creamy green tea lattes, it’s the perfect way to start your day off with protein. This smoothie does have kale, but that isn’t the only way it’s green.

Matcha powder adds pure green tea flavor as well as color. This tea smoothie also gets a nutrition boost from whey protein and yogurt.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 banana, frozen

1 cup kale

2 Tbsp. vanilla coconut yogurt

1 cup coconut water

1 tsp. matcha powder

1/2 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

Handful of ice (optional)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 282

Protein: 14 grams

Carbs: 55 grams

Fat: 2 grans

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Healthier Iced Vanilla Latte

healthy iced coffee latte recipe Picture courtesy of Greatist

Don’t pay a few bucks just to get an iced coffee from a fancy café. You can make ice cubes out of regular brewed coffee and turn that into a delicious iced latte instead.

Pick your liquid of choice, like non-dairy milk or just water, and then add the coffee ice cubes. Sweeten to taste, and sip.

Serves 2

Ingredients

Coffee Ice Cubes:

1 pot brewed coffee

Latte:

2–3 coffee ice cubes

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 drops liquid stevia

Dash of ground cinnamon

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 20

Protein: 1 gram

Carbs: 1 gram

Fat: 2 grams 

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Indian Chai Latte

chai latte recipe Picture courtesy of Indiaphile

In India, chai just means tea. But to make regular black tea into a chai latte, you’ll need creamy milk and some spices like ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, and cloves.

Trying to enjoy chai from a teabag is too watery, so if you’re truly into spiced chai, make this traditional recipe at home.

Serves 2

Ingredients

Chai Latte:

1 cup water

3 pieces lemongrass, about 2” long

2 tsp. black tea leaves

2 cups milk (or unsweetened almond milk)

2 tsp. sugar (or more to taste)

1/2 tsp. chai masala spice blend

Chai Spice Blend:

2 Tbsp. ginger powder

2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

3 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. saffron

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 138

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 17 grams

Fat: 5 grams 

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What did you think of these latte recipes? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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