Going to Starbucks is a heavenly place to grab our favorite frappucino, but most of the time we end up regretting our decisions on ordering the happy hour drinks after gaining some weight. But it doesn’t mean you need to give up your caffeine because you can still make a healthier choice in the coffee shop when you know what to order.
Just switching your regular latte to skinny alone can slash calories in half and that is a big switch to a healthier Starbucks drinks.
Here are five Starbucks fully caffeinated drinks that are equally satisfying options to your favorite regular coffee.
Whole Milk Cappuccinos
Cappuccino is a favorite by most coffee lovers because the drink provides a perfect balance of double espresso shots and steamed milk that is why anytime, and anywhere cappuccino counts as a transcendent order. What’s more fabulous about this drink is that it’s made with foamed milk, and already clock in as low-calorie coffee drink even though the creaminess still feels like a treat.
TIP: Add flavor with cocoa powder, cinnamon, or vanilla, and you’ve got a delicious morning bev with 6 grams of protein and about 75 milligrams of caffeine — or more if you add extra shots.
Skim or Low-fat Caffè Mistos
A misto with low- or non-fat milk is also a good bet if you’re looking for an extra jolt. They’re made with coffee instead of espresso and use less milk than a latte, which also cuts back on calories. You can order these with a pump of sugar-free syrup if you’re looking for a little sweetness too!
Iced or Hot Tea
If you are looking for a drink to ease up on the caffeine tea is a good alternative that is virtually calorie-free and super hydrating. Tea is a good alternative to coffee for a little pick me up. Herbal decaf blends include less than 15 milligrams, while caffeinated black and green teas still pack around 45 milligrams.
Skinny Vanilla or Mocha Lattes
Vanilla and Mocha lattes are always a sweet treat because most baristas made this with full sugar. But instead of ordering the regular latte you can opt for the skinny one because they are less in sugar, pack up to 15 grams of protein with 120 in grande skinny vanilla compared to 250 in the regular version.
Fans of cold brew coffee love the creaminess and smooth taste. The prolonged brewing process also makes them seem a little sweeter, so you’re less inclined to add extra sugar. Plus, cold brew can contain more caffeine than traditional iced brew, so it’s a better “bang for your buck” if you’re looking for a big boost.
Black coffee is the healthiest coffee but if you are looking for something extra adding a little bit of sugar or milk won’t hurt. So instead of using artificial sweeteners and, more dairy products, you can use cinnamon, honey or stevia for natural sweetener. And instead of using dairy products you can opt for non-dairy products like soybean milk or oat milk.
Source: Good Housekeeping