Starbucks is one of the most popular stops for any adult craving a pick-me-up. However, what isn’t as widely known about this coffee-haven is that some of the drinks really load up on the calories and sugar content. Here is a list of 10 Starbucks drinks that are much easier on your waistline!
1. Caffè Americano
This beverage is perfect for those of you who love strong coffee, as this is just simply water and espresso. The largest option (venti) only has 15 calories. You will be caffeinated for your day without ruining your health kick!
2. Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea
Not a big coffee lover? That’s fine, I’ve got options for you too! This Starbucks drink is one of my personal favorites, and my waistline would like to agree with that. The abundance of flavors makes this drink undeniably delicious. From notes of hibiscus, cinnamon, apple, lemongrass, this drink is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied. The best part? Only 60 calories in a venti size. This is one of the lowest calorie options offered out of all Starbucks drinks.
3. Iced Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte
This one tastes like french toast in a cup, it is so yummy! A grande only rings up to 80 calories, so you are able to enjoy a sweet treat that is much easier on your waistline than other sweet Starbucks drinks!
4. Skinny Mocha
If you are a chocolate lover like I am, this one is a dream come true. You can indulge without the guilt. The skinny mocha sauce is mixed with steamed non-fat milk and espresso, dolloped with a small amount of foam. Though this isn’t the healthiest of the Starbucks drinks- totaling 170 calories and 15 grams of sugar in a grande- it sure is delicious. Don’t forget, if you prefer iced Starbucks drinks, you can always get anything over ice instead of hot!
5. Caramel Cloud Macchiato With Almond Milk
An Ariana Grande and Starbucks collaboration? Yes, please. This fluffy macchiato is what dreams are made of. If you like sweet coffee, then this is for you. The almond milk adds an extra layer of sweetness, topped by a caramel drizzle and soft foam. A grande totals to be 150 calories.
6. Unsweetened Iced Green Tea Lemonade
This refreshing drink only has 70 calories in a venti. With the antioxidants from the green tea, you are not only getting a great drink for the warmer weather but one that is helping you too! Getting it unsweetened is key. All of the extra sugar added to make it sweetened starts the make this a drink that has more bad than good.
7. Cold Foam Iced Cappuccino
Espresso is combined with cold foam and a splash of milk, for a drink that won’t make you run to the gym in guilt. Your waistline will thank you because this drink totals 80 calories in the largest size! Added bonus: only 9 grams of sugar.
8. Unsweetened Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade
Much like #6 on this list, the key to making this drink a bit easier on your waistline is getting it unsweetened. Cut out those extra sugars! For a venti, this refreshing drink is only 70 calories. A drink perfect to keep you cool during the upcoming warmer months!
9. Unsweetened Iced Coffee
Regular, good-ole black coffee is low in calories, but sure to give you that energy boost that you want. To spice it up, coconut milk is a great alternative to any added sweeteners or 2% milk.
10. Cold Brew
The beans used to make this drink are soaked in cold water for 20 hours. When compared to regular black coffee, not only does a cold brew have a smoother taste, but it also contains more caffeine. To make this drink even better, there are only 5 calories in a grande.