When you go out to eat, it can be hard to keep your calorie counts low. Even though you think drinks and coffee beverages from Starbucks might have fewer calories than a slice of cake, they’re actually packed full of sugar.
You can’t always avoid going out, though, so it’s important to know which drinks are the healthiest options to order when you’re at Starbucks. Obviously, the healthiest is water…but for when you want something else, here are some choices for you!
1. Iced Peach Citrus Green Tea
With summer coming, a good iced tea is necessary. This citrus drink using Teavana Green Tea only has 48 calories, so you won’t be screwing over your calorie count for the day!
2. Coffee Light Frappuccino
A blended coffee drink is delicious, and there’s really no replacing it. Combining espresso, skim milk, and ice gives you an 83 calorie delight.
Cappuccinos are great because you can add many different flavors to keep things changing. Vanilla, cinnamon, or even cocoa can be added to your drink and you’ll still keep the calories low. Just make sure you’re asking for sugar-free syrup.
4. Iced Mango Black Tea Lemonade
Mango and lemonade make for a tropical adventure in your mouth. In a tall, you’re looking at 83 calories.
5. Matcha Tea Latte
Matcha is all the rage right now, but you don’t have to miss out just because you’re watching your calories. It’s only 89 calories, and you’ll be in for a silky, milky delight.
6. Iced Strawberry Black Tea
Strawberry season is just around the corner, so get your fix with this delicious drink. It’s black tea sweetened with strawberry, lemonade, and ice. Perfection.
7. Mocha Light Frappuccino
Another Frappuccino to satisfy your craving! Get yourself a mocha light frap, which has iced coffee made with mocha-flavored sauce, blended with milk, and topped with whipped cream (yes)! All that for under 100 calories when you order a tall.
8. Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
This is one is new, and pretty popular. Take cold brew coffee, infuse it with nitrogen, and here we are. It’s naturally sweet, and just 4 calories. You can also get this with caramel cold foam, which infuses milk with smooth caramel, and only amounts to 28 calories.
9. Skinny Vanilla Latte
A skinny latte uses a sugar substitute and has 15 grams of protein in a grande version, so you can definitely feel guilt-free about one of those. Plus, it’s only 120 calories, so that’s always a plus.