Good old Starbucks. It’s essentially the McDonalds of coffee. It’s reliable, you know what you’re getting, and they have locations everywhere.
While the menu is rife with tons of unhealthy options, it doesn’t mean you have to choose them. In fact, there are lots of better for you drinks that won’t only satisfy your coffee craving, but also help you stay slim. Here are eight to consider. (Please note the nutritional information is based on a Grande size.)
Cascara Cold Brew with Almond Milk
This drink is foamy, cold and, quite frankly, delicious. Just ask the barista to hold the syrup. But, if you're in the mood for something that has just a hint of sweetness, request stevia instead. At only 80 calories with no fat, this treat is totally worth it.
If you're in the mood for something that has just a hint of sweetness, request stevia instead.
Cappuccino with Almond Milk
Wish you were in Italy? Why not enjoy a cappuccino wherever you are? But, hold the regular milk and skip the watery skim milk. Choose almond milk instead. With 6 grams of fat and 3 grams of protein, it’s a wise decision.
Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade
Nothing feels more like a summer’s day than this delicious Arnold Palmer-inspired drink. Half iced tea. Half lemonade. 100% refreshing. There are just 90 calories and zero grams of fat.
Youthberry® White Tea
Hot tea is a great way to fill up with zero calories, fat, or consequences if you’re feeling hungry, but don't want to eat an actual meal. Youthberry is flavored with fruity ingredients including hibiscus, mango, pineapple, and acai. You can also ask the barista to put the drink over ice. If the taste is too tart, skip the sugar and add a packet of Stevia instead.
Hot tea is a great way to fill up with zero calories, fat, or consequences if you’re feeling hungry, but don't want to eat an actual meal.
Skinny Vanilla Latte
Sometimes you want a treat without a lot of calories or sugar. A Skinny Vanilla Latte is equally sweet as the original but has half the amount of carbs and absolutely none of the guilt. This beverage is equally delicious hot or iced!
A Cup of Coffee
The menu at Starbucks is filled with lots of different and complicated beverages, but sometimes the best thing to get is an old school cup of drip filter coffee. The caffeine will give you a jolt of energy and can help aid digestion.
You might not realize that coffee can be healthy for you, but it’s packed with antioxidants. But, if black coffee feels just a little bitter for your taste buds, add a packet of Stevia or a splash of almond milk or whole milk to make it taste just a little bit creamier.
You might not realize that coffee can be healthy for you because it’s packed with antioxidants.
Nitro Cold Brew
Not all locations have Nitro Cold Brew, but if you can, try it! This beverage is made from ground coffee that’s steeped in cold water for approximately 20 hours. Then it's infused with nitrogen, giving it a slightly sweet flavor.
Coconut Milk Iced Caffè Latte
This is a great way to cool off on a hot day or keep your sweet tooth in check. Coconut milk instead of regular milk adds a new kick of flavor. With just 90 calories and 8 grams of fat, it’s a sensible choice.