Let’s be honest: when you visit Starbucks you are not thinking too much about the calories and sugar in that Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino that you are about to order. A (tall) 12 oz DCC Frappuccino has 310 calories and 38g of sugar. As a devoted drinker of Starbucks I have had several healthier options to start off my morning or for my afternoon pick me up drink. Being health conscious I stray away from Frappuccino’s and drinks filled with sugar. Here are 10 drinks that you should try at your next Starbucks stop.
1. Caffe Americano
A Caffe Americano is a shot of espresso and hot water. A tall Americano contains 11 calories and will give you enough energy to get through that long busy day.
2. Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte
A personal favorite drink. This can be ordered in hot or iced and contains full-bodied espresso, nonfat milk and sugar-free flavored syrup for only 60 calories for a tall.
3. Chai Tea Latte
For all the tea drinkers this warm drink can be something to satisfy those taste buds for only 103 calories with skimmed milk.
4. Skinny Caramel Macchiato
My all time favorite Starbucks drink. Can be ordered hot or cold. A Skinny Carmel Macchiato has nonfat milk, sugar-free vanilla, espresso and drizzled with caramel for some extra sweetness. A tall is only 100 calories- yum.
If you want a stronger coffee taste without all the sweetness and syrups this yummy drink is only 91 calories when served with skimmed milk. Enough coffee for that energy pick me up.
6. Flat White
Two shots of espresso mixed with creamy whole milk. It is only 119 calories.
7. Iced Cold Brew
Starbucks’ custom blend of beans handcrafted daily and slow-steeped in cool water for 20 hours. 0 calories for any size served black.
8. Caffe Misto
Half coffee and half heated milk. A Tall Caffe Misto with soy milk is only 63 calories.
9. Mocha Frappuccino
For those intense sweet cravings there’s a new However You Want It Frappuccino range. The Mocha Frappuccino will satisfy your taste buds. With no whipped cream and skimmed milk it’s a 96 calorie treat.
10. Crème Brulee Macchiato
The Crème Brulee Macchiato adds Crème Brulee flavoured syrup to a traditional Macchiato. A skimmed Tall drink contains 127 calories.