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My top 10 go-to low-calorie Starbucks drinks I KNOW you will love!
Starbucks…every mom’s guilty pleasure.
Fast food (yes…that includes Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, etc.) is easy and convenient for moms on the go. Whether you are late for school drop-off or running around in between after-school activities pulling into a drive-thru is often where we end up.
I was shocked to find out just how many calories were in some of my go-to Starbucks drinks – White Chocolate Mocha & Chai Tea Lattes.
I was drinking a cup of coffee (or tea) that had more calories than a McDonald’s cheeseburger.
So I was on a mission to find low-calorie Starbucks drinks because let’s be real…I’m not giving up Starbucks or coffee in the morning.
I have put together my top 10 favorite Starbucks drinks that are low calorie + how you can lower the calories and fat in your go-to Starbucks drink.
All the nutrition information on each low-calorie Starbucks drink is for a 12fl oz serving (tall size).
#1: Honey Almondmilk Flat White
Starbuck’s Blonde Espresso Roast with almond milk and a hint of honey.
#2: Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew
Nitro cold-brewed coffee topped with vanilla sweet cream.
The Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew is also another great cold brew option if you like that flavor better!
Fat: 5g (splash of sweet cream)
#3: Caffe Americano
Espresso shots topped with hot water.
#4: Caffe Misto
Coffee with steamed milk – choose non-fat, 2%, or almond milk for low-fat options and to keep it low-calorie.
Fat: 3g (with 2% milk)
Espresso with a thick layer of milk foam – again make it low-fat and keep it low-calorie with 2%, non-fat, or almond milk.
Fat: 4g (with 2% milk)
#6: Tevana Sparkling Unsweetened Peach Nectarine Green Tea
Bottled peach and nectarine flavored sparkling green tea.
#7: Very Berry Hibicus Refresher
Lowest calorie, lowest sugar refresher drink. Real berry fruit juice is shaken with whole blackberries and green coffee extract.
#8: Iced Black Tea
You can mix your tea with lemonade or flavored juice blends – I would only add one or two pumps of juice or cane sugar to your drink to keep it low in sugar.
#9: Blonde Roast Coffee (Iced or Hot)
This is probably one of the most obvious choices (and not very exciting). Add a minimal amount of milk, cream, and sugar. Choose non-fat, 2%, or almond milk for low-fat options.
Fat: Depends on If you add milk or cream.
#10: Hot Tea
Hot tea contains no calories or fat. Some of the hot teas on the menu have a small amount of caffeine.
If you choose to make your tea a latte by adding milk add almond milk or non-fat milk to keep it low calorie.
My personal favorite hot tea is the Jade Citrus Mint Tea – my go-to when I am feeling a bit under the weather.
How to Make Your Starbucks Drink Low-Calorie
Okay, so maybe your favorite drink didn’t make my list. Here are some tips & tricks to lower the calories in your signature Starbucks drink.
- Ask for unsweetened or less sweetener (one pump)
- Ask for low-fat milk options: non-fat, 2%, or almond milk
- Order the “tall” size
- Avoid whipped cream
You can check out your Starbucks drink’s nutrition facts by selecting your drink from their online menu.
Let’s Wrap It Up
Hopefully, now you know how to cut the calories (and fat and sugar) in your next Starbucks order. Drinking healthy, low-calorie beverages is just as important as eating healthy, low-calorie foods – especially for mamas who are trying to lose weight!
Drop a comment below with your go-to Starbucks order (I am always looking to try new drinks)!