‘How To Order Healthy Starbucks Drinks That Taste Amazing – Low Calorie Starbucks Drinks’ – Monica May
Are you afraid that your favorite Starbucks latté is ruining your weight loss efforts?
And there’s a good reason why:
It may sounds innosent, but Grande Vanilla Latté is actually loaded with 250 calories and 35 grams of sugar.
And that’s the case with maybe most of Starbucks drinks.
However, healthy Starbucks drinks actually exist, and today, we’re learning all about them.
Yes, you can enjoy a healthy, guilt-free Starbucks drink without loading up on tons of sugars.
These healthy Starbucks hacks I have for you today will give you so much room for customization, without sacrificing any flavor.
Let’s get started right away!
How To Order Healthy Starbucks Drinks That Taste Amazing
Tips For Creating Healthy Starbucks Drinks
#1: Be Careful With Syrups
If you absolutely don’t want to drink your coffee syrup free, at least try to reduce it.
You see, all of the flavored Starbucks drinks rely on the addition of syrups, and each syrup adds up 5 grams of sugar per pump.
Usually a tall is made with 3 pumps, grande is made with 4 pumps, and so on.
So, if you want to treat yourself and still keep it healthier, try to specify and ask just for 1 or 2 pumps of syrup – no more.
Or go for the Sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce Syrup.
Sugars and syrups are actually the main reason why Starbucks drinks are not the healthiest choice, so make sure to leave them out of the picture, or at least reduce them.
#2: Ditch The Sugar
And by this, I mean white and brown sugar.
Instead of adding sugar to your drink, go for stevia.
It’s healthier, it’s low calorie, and it will still give you that sugary taste you like.
#3: Substitute Your Milk
You don’t have to be lactose-intolerant or vegan to order your coffee with plant-based milk.
Almond and coconut milk became pretty popular especially when it comes to coffee, and there’s a great reason why:
They are healthier.
Not only they are lower in calories, and even more important, lower in sugar, but they are certainly more nutritious than regular milk.
In fact, when compared to a serving of 2% milk with 260 calories and 25 grams of sugar, non-dairy kinds of milk such as almond milk, for example, has only 130 calories and 7 grams of sugar.
With nutrition facts like these, it’s definitely worth going for almond milk next time you place an order at your local Starbucks.
#4: Go For Steamed Milk
If you absolutely hate the idea of plant-based milk in your Starbucks drink, try it with steamed milk.
Instead of getting a super milky latté or cappuccino, I usually order an Americano, which is basically espresso and water and ask for steamed soy milk.
Trust me, it makes the difference and feels like a real treat of a fancy latté but for a fraction of the calories and sugars.
#5: Downsize It
Am I the only one that thinks Starbucks portions are huge?
I am a huge coffee lover myself, however, I always go for a tall, simply because I believe it’s just too much coffee.
I talk about the healthy way to enjoy coffee in my eBook too, and really the key is to have coffee in moderations.
And as much as I love Starbucks, I hate the idea of their new size Trenta.
As if Venti wasn’t big enough already.
A healthy way to enjoy your caffeine drink is to have it in moderations and actually have quality sleep.
In the end, even if you don’t feel like too much coffee affects your sleep, it affects your body from high blood pressure, dizziness, shakiness, headache, or abnormal heartbeat.
Keep it healthy and always go for Tall or Grande.
#6: Go For Cold Brew
Not only Cold Brew has a more smooth and rich flavor, but it’s a healthier and more nutritious option too.
Cold brew is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for typically an entire day.
This is different than ice coffee, which is basically hot coffee with ice.
Because of the way it’s made, cold brew has less acidic than regular coffee.
This makes it easier on the digestive system.
Also, this is the main reason why many people find it tastier—and there’s less of a need to mask the acidic taste by loading it up with cream, milk, and sugar, turning it into a major calorie bomb.
Another nutritional benefit to consider is that the caffeine concentration in your joe. Cold brew can have a higher caffeine concentration than regular ice coffee or hot coffee, since it tends to be brewed as a concentrate with a steeper ratio of coffee to water.
So, if you haven’t tried it yet, go for a Cold Brew next time, with a splash of almond, soy, or coconut milk.
Starbuck’s custom cold brew is slow-steeped for 20 hours in order to achieve its signature smooth flavor. And the best part is that Grande is only five calories, making it one of the lowest cal drink options on the menu.
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Healthy Low-Calorie Starbucks Drinks
If you want some specific drinks to go for, here are some of my favorites when it comes to healthy Starbucks drinks!
1. Cold Brewed Americano
If you are a dark soul as me you have to try the basic cold-brewed Americano.
This is basically the healthiest drink you can ever order at Starbucks.
It’s made out of espresso and water.
I know it’s not as spectacular as other drinks you can order, but it’s definitely the healthiest option you can go for.
2. Iced Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Made with espresso, steamed non-fat milk, sugar-free cinnamon dolce flavored syrup, and ice, this drink will help you enjoy an amazing yet guilt-free coffee drink.
The Iced Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte is a great option if you want to spice it up while keeping it healthy.
You can also ask for plant-based milk. I usually go for almond or coconut milk.
3. Plant-Based Cold Brews
The plant-based versions of cold brew just blew my mind.
They have only 40 calories per Grande cup, and taste amazing.
4. Iced Almondmilk Honey Flat White
I love the Iced Flat White!
This iced flat white is intentionally made with almond milk and Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast poured over ice with a hint of honey.
With 100 kcal for a Grande, it falls on the healthiest list for sure.
5. Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream
The Nitro Cold Brew is a slow-steeped coffee infused with nitrogen for a naturally sweet flavor and velvety crema.
It has a bubbly texture and the original plain version has only 4 calories.
However, if you want a fancier one, order the Nitro Cold Brew With Sweet cream – it has 70 calories.