5 “Skinny” Drinks to Keep You Warm

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in DIY, Food, Uncategorized

Skinny Mom is one of my favorite websites for delicious recipes that are both healthy and easy to make! Below are a few of my favorite recipes from an article in the Food & Nutrition section called “5 Warm, Skinny Drinks to Keep Away the Chill.” All of these recipes are quick and easy to follow! Nothing is better than knowing you are making a delicious drink that is also healthy. Some of the drinks listed are as little as 20 calories!! Check out Skinny Mom for more mouth watering treats!!! (Click any of the pictures below to get the nutritional facts!)

#1- Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte


  • 1/2 cup Libby’s Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups coffee, brewed
  • *Stevia (or your favorite sweetener) to taste
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients except coffee and stevia
  2. Whisk until heated through and mixed well, about 6-8 minutes
  3. Pour over brewed coffee. Add stevia to taste. Top with cinnamon
  4. It can be heated to make another latte or served cold for an iced latte

#2- Hot Spiced Witches Brew 


  • 1 cup (208 g) dried sugar-free orange-flavored breakfast drink mix
  • 1/2 cup (12 g) sugar-free iced tea mix
  • 1/4 cup (52 g) sugar-free lemonade-flavored drink mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) whole chives
  • 1 continuous spiral of 1 orange
  • 1 continuous spiral of 1 lemon
  • 2 gallons (7.5 l) water
  • 2-inch (5 cm) cinnamon sticks for swizzles
  1. In large pot, slowly bring all ingredients except cinnamon stick to a boil
  2. Stir and reduce heat to a low simmer
  3. Serve hot in cups with cinnamon stick swizzles

#3- Skinny Up Spiced Cider 


  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 lemon zest
  • 1/4 orange zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  1. Pour 1/2 gallon of apple cider into a saucepan
  2. Add remaining ingredients into saucepan with apple cider, bring to a boil
  3. Cook 5 minutes; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes
  4. Remove from heat (Makes: 11 Servings)

#4- Skinny Hot Chocolate (ONLY 20 CALORIES!!)


  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • about 2 packets of stevia (roughly equivalent to 2 tbsp sugar: adjust amount to taste)
  • dash salt (seas salt is best)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla or peppermint extract (optional)
  1. Combine cocoa, stevia, and salt into heatproof mug and set aside
  2. Microwave water on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes
  3. Slowly add hot water to dry ingredients, mixing constantly
  4. Add vanilla, peppermint, or any other extract of choice to add flavor

#5- Iced Caramel Macchiatto (My Favorite!!!)Screen-shot-2013-11-19-at-4.35.26-PM

  • 3/4 oz vanilla syrup
  • ice
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 shots espresso
  • caramel sauce
  1. Pour vanilla syrup into the bottom of your glass.
  2. Fill glass with ice almost to the top
  3. Pour almond milk over the ice
  4. Add some caramel sauce
  5. Pour espresso shot over the milk
  6. Add more caramel sauce (optional)

I hope you enjoy these 5 Warm, Skinny Drinks as much as I do!! xoxo