Tuesday, September 29, 2020

What to Order at Starbucks

Happy #national coffee day/every day for me!  I literally get out of bed and walk straight to my Keurig every morning.  I love being in control of what I put in my coffee so I can save where I can on calories and sugar. I also love going to other coffee shops and obviously Starbucks.  But, if you are not careful, you can load up on some unwanted calories.  I am always searching (and being super annoying and asking questions) the Starbucks menu for some lower sugar options.

The important thing to try and stay away from lots of milk and all the flavorings.  They do have some Sugar Free Flavoring options (Vanilla, Caramel, Cinnamon Dolce and Mocha) which can be a good substitute to cut calories.

ALMOND MILK is the best option as far as sugar and calories go.  They don't have an unsweetened milk option, so the Almond Milk is the next best thing.  Reasons to love Starbucks Almond milk: Lowest sugar content, you taste your espresso more, it doesn’t contain carageenan, and it even has 1 gram of fiber!

Nutritional info per cup for Starbucks Milk options (per 8 oz)

Almond milk: 60 calories, 4g fat, 5 carbs, 1,gram fiber (yay) and 3.5 grams of sugar

Coconut Milk: 8.5 grams sugar 60 calories

Nonfat Milk: 13 grams of sugar, but less calories than whole and 2% at 60 calories

Soy: 13.5 grams sugar, 135 calories

2% Milk:  12.5 grams of sugar, 130 calories

Whole Milk: 12.5 grams of sugar, 160 calories

Go to orders:

Cappuccino with Almond Milk and one pump Sugar Free Vanilla (the Cappuccino is better than a Latte because it is made with less milk)

Iced green tea with no sweetener and 1 scoop of matcha (the matcha is a little sweetened)

Iced Coffee Splash of Almond Milk and 1-2 pumps Sugar Free Vanilla

Sugar Free Vanilla Latte with Almond Milk 

Americano with 1-2 pumps of Sugar Free Vanilla.  I like to have my Nutpods handy and mix them in

Sugar Free Cinnamon Dulce Latte with Almond Milk

Sugar Free Mocha Latte with Almond Milk

Coffee sweetened with Sugar Free Mocha

Iced London Fog Tea Latte with Almond Milk and Sugar Free Vanilla

It probably goes without saying but always no whip cream please. If you like the consistency of the Frappacinos you can always order your latte the good way and have them blend with with ice.

Check out my What's in my Coffee Post to see what I put in my coffee at home.  

Hope this helps and you become an annoying Starbucks orderer just like me :)



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