79 calories, 1.5g fat, 127mg sodium, 10g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 6g protein
I really need to get smaller mugs. It seems that every time I make a recipe that is meant to be cooked in or drank out of a mug, the portion looks so tiny in my mugs. They are not huge mugs or anything. I think the problem is that the standard serving size for a Hungry Girl hot beverage must be 6 oz, while my mugs are meant to hold 8 oz. So, even though my picture makes it look like there is hardly anything there, this was a pretty good serving size for a hot drink.
Although the recipe in the cookbook calls for light vanilla soymilk, I made mine with Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze. I prefer the taste, and it has less calories as well. If you use UVAB, the calories will be only 50 for the recipe, and only 1 point plus - much better (the email recipe reflects these calorie stats)!
I made this drink as a dessert last night, so I used one whole packet of Splenda in my drink. The recipe says to sweeten to taste, so if you want a drink on the sweeter side, use a whole packet. If not, you can always sprinkle a little bit until it gets to be the amount of sweetness that you want.
I enjoyed this drink very much. It was a nice change from hot chocolate, and still satisfied my desire for a sweet, hot beverage. I liked the idea of a pumpkin-flavored hot drink. It reminded me of all the pumpkin-flavored coffee drinks that come out this time of year, but without the coffee. Since it only uses 2 tablespoons of pumpkin, I probably won't be making this very often, though. I wouldn't want to open up a whole can of pumpkin just for the 2 tablespoons needed for this drink. But, it is nice to know this recipe is there in case I have leftover pumpkin to use up.