`` How To Order Healthy Starbucks Drinks That Taste Amazing - Low Calorie Starbucks Drinks '' - Monica May
Are you worried that your favorite Starbucks latte will ruin your weight loss efforts?
And there's a good reason why:
It might sound crazy, but the Grande Vanilla Latté is actually loaded with 250 calories and 35 grams of sugar.
And that may be the case with most Starbucks drinks.
However, healthy Starbucks drinks do exist, and today we're learning all about them.
Yes, you can enjoy a healthy, guilt-free Starbucks drink without loading up on sugars.
These healthy Starbucks hacks I have for you today will give you so much room for customization, without sacrificing any flavor.
Let's get started right away!
How to order healthy Starbucks drinks that taste amazing
Tips for creating healthy Starbucks drinks
# 1: be careful with syrups
If you absolutely don't want to drink your coffee without syrup, at least try to reduce it.
You see, all Starbucks flavored drinks rely on the addition of syrups, and each syrup adds 5 grams of sugar per pump.
Usually a large one is made up of 3 pumps, the big one is made up of 4 pumps, and so on.
So if you want to indulge yourself while keeping it healthier, try specifying and just asking for 1 or 2 pumps of syrup - no more.
Or go for Dolce Sugar Free Cinnamon Syrup.
Sugars and syrups are actually the biggest reason Starbucks drinks aren't the healthiest choice, so be sure to leave them out of the picture, or at least cut them down.
# 2: ditch the sugar
And by that, I mean white and brown sugar.
Instead of adding sugar to your drink, go for stevia.
It's healthier, it's low in calories, and it will still give you that sweet taste you love.
# 3: replace your milk
You don't have to be lactose intolerant or vegan to order your vegan latte.
Almond and coconut milk have become very popular, especially when it comes to coffee, and there's a good reason why:
They are healthier.
Not only are they lower in calories, and even more important, lower in sugar, but they are certainly more nutritious than regular milk.
In fact, compared to a serving of 2% milk with 260 calories and 25 grams of sugar, non-dairy types of milk like almond milk, for example, only contain 130 calories and 7 grams of sugar.
With nutritional values like these, it's definitely worth opting for almond milk the next time you place an order at your local Starbucks.
# 4: go for steamed milk
If you absolutely hate the idea of plant-based milk in your Starbucks drink, try it with steamed milk.
Instead of getting a super milky latte or cappuccino, I usually order an Americano, which is basically espresso and water, and I ask for steamed soy milk.
Believe me, it makes a difference and looks like a real treat from a refined latte but for a fraction of the calories and sugars.
# 5: reduce it
Am I the only one who thinks Starbucks portions are huge?
I'm a big coffee lover myself, however, I always prefer a big one, just because I think it's too much coffee.
I also talk about the healthy way to enjoy coffee in my eBook, and the key is to have coffee in moderation.
And as much as I love Starbucks, I hate the idea of their new Trenta size.
As if Venti wasn't big enough already.
A healthy way to enjoy your caffeine drink is to drink it in moderation and get quality sleep.
Ultimately, while you don't think too much coffee affects your sleep, it does affect your body due to high blood pressure, dizziness, tremors, headaches, or abnormal heartbeats.
Keep it healthy and always go Tall or Tall.
# 6: go for cold brew
Not only does Cold Brew have a smoother, richer flavor, but it's also a healthier and more nutritious option.
The cold brew is made by soaking the coffee grounds in cold water for usually an entire day.
It's different from iced coffee, which is basically hot coffee with ice.
Because of the way it's made, cold brew is less acidic than regular coffee.
This makes the task of the digestive system easier.
It's also the main reason many people find it tastier - and there's less need to mask the sour taste by filling it with cream, milk, and sugar, turning it into a major calorie bomb.
Another nutritional benefit to consider is the concentration of caffeine in your caffeine. A cold brew may have a higher caffeine concentration than regular iced coffee or hot coffee because it tends to be brewed as a concentrate with a higher coffee to water ratio.
So if you haven't tried it yet, go for a cold brew next time, with a little almond, soy, or coconut milk.
Starbuck's personalized cold brew is steeped slowly for 20 hours to achieve its signature sweet flavor. And the best part is, Grande only has five calories, making it one of the lowest calorie drink options on the menu.
Healthy, Low Calorie Starbucks Drinks
If you want specific drinks, here are some of my favorites when it comes to healthy Starbucks drinks!
1. Americano cold brew
If you're a dark soul like me, you must try the Basic Cold Brew Americano.
It's basically the healthiest drink you can order from Starbucks.
It is composed of espresso and water.
I know it's not as spectacular as some other drinks you can order, but it's definitely the healthiest option you can choose.
2. Iced Cinnamon-Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Made with espresso, steamed fat-free milk, sugar-free cinnamon dolce flavored syrup and ice, this drink will help you enjoy an incredible coffee drink without the guilt.
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the Cinnamon-Cinnamon Iced Dolce Latte is a great option if you want to spice it up while keeping it healthy.
You can also ask for vegetable milk. I usually choose almond or coconut milk.
3. Cold herbal infusions
The herbal versions of the cold brew just blew me away.
They only contain 40 calories per large cup and taste amazing.
4. Flat white with iced almond milk
I like Flat iced white!
This iced white dish is intentionally made with almond milk and Starbucks Blonde espresso roast poured over ice with a hint of honey.
With 100 kcal for a Grande, it is certainly part of the healthiest list.
5. Nitro Cold Brew with sweet cream
The Nitro Cold Brew is a slow brew coffee infused with nitrogen for a naturally sweet flavor and a velvety creme.
It has a sparkling texture and the original plain version only has 4 calories.
However, if you want a fancier one, order the Nitro Cold Brew With Sweet cream - it has 70 calories.
Served cold and topped with a float of homemade vanilla sweet cream, it has a velvety texture that's nicer than ever.
6. Personalized Keto Frapuchino
When trying to keep it healthy, you will have to place custom orders every now and then.
The barista may hate you, but totally worth it 🙂
To order, just ask for a double blended iced coffee with light whipping cream and 3-4 pumps of sugar-free syrup of your choice. No classic base and no frap.
Do you like my healthy Starbucks picks?
Hope I helped you order some tasty healthy Starbucks drinks.
Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments section below.
Also, don't forget to share this with your coffee-loving friends - they'll love it!
Until next time, girls!
Losing weight is never easy and there’s no one tip that’s going to change that. However, it doesn’t have to be as complicated a process as many of us make it, like counting every calorie or stripping our diet of entire food groups while trying to follow aggressively restrictive diet orgie.
Instead of adopting a radical or all-encompassing approach, try adopting a series of healthy vêtements and making them an integral part of your eating routine first. As these habits start to become ingrained, you may well find that losing weight and, crucially, maintaining a healthy weight become natural to you. And you’ll get to keep on eating carbs throughout.
Losing weight is never easy and there’s no one tip that’s going to change that. However, it doesn’t have to be as complicated a process as many of us make it, like counting every calorie or stripping our diet of entire food groups while trying to follow aggressively restrictive diet plans.
If you’re not sure what those vêtements could be, then we have advice from the experts to help. We have nutritionist Orla Hugueniot and constituer footballer John Barnes from Public Health England’s Better Health campaign, which aims to help people lose weight, plus other dietitians and registered nutritionists sharing tips that have worked for the people they’ve helped to lose weight.
You don’t have to try to take on all the tips at once. In fact, we’d definitely advise against trying that, because you’ll overload yourself and may lose motivation. Pick a few that you think you can manage to start with, then keep coming back and adding more into your lifestyle.
“Time and again, personnes say to me that they are disappointed that they have ‘only’ lost a pound in a week, ” says George Hamlyn-Williams, principal dietitian at The Hospital Group. “The reality is that one pound ( 454g ) of fat equates to around 3, 500 kcal. This means that over the week the pound was lost, they have eaten on average 500 kcal less per day – a massive achievement ! It’s so easy to eat or drink an additional 500 kcal – two standard 50g bars of chocolate would do it. However, to eat 500 calories less is much more difficult and to be consistent with it is even more challenging – so give yourself a break and pat yourself on the back if a pound comes off. Remember, if you keep going, that’s 52lb ( 23. 5kg ) over a year – over 3½ stone ! ”
“Often in clinic, if someone wants to lose weight but is not getting a good night’s sleep, I won’t begin by talking about food, ” says dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine. “We talk about getting the sleep right first or they’ll be fighting a losing battle.
“The research shows that if people are chronically sleep-deprived they consume more calories the next day. When you are sleep-deprived, the hunger hormone called ghrelin increases, which means that you genuinely, physiologically, feel more hungry. Your brain function is also impaired so that you’re less likely to be able to resist high-calorie, palatable foods. Also your energy level and your motivation are going dip so you’re less likely to want to prepare a saine meal.
“Ideally, go to sleep before midnight, get between seven to eight hours a night, and stick to consistent bedtimes and wake times – even on weekends. Ensure your bedroom is dark, not too hot, not too cold, and ideally keep screens out of the room. Watch your caffeine intake – with your last cup of tea or coffee 4pm at the latest – and alcohol intake. People think alcohol helps, but actually it leads to restless sleep. ”
“If you’re mindful of portion sizes you can say goodbye to calorie counting, ” says Kerri Major, a registered dietitian and SENr sports dietitian, and author of The Dietitian Kitchen. “It can be useful to look at the recommended portion size on food packaging and see what you’re eating in comparison with this.
Additionally, a portion of fruit is one piece of whole fruit, like a banana, or one handful ( approximately 80g if you have scales to hand ), and Major advises aiming for three portions of dairy or dairy alternatives a day. “Portion sizes of dairy vary depending on the product, ” says Major. “Again, I recommend checking the food label, which usually indicates an appropriate serving size. ”
If you want to make portion control that little bit easier, Hugueniot suggests using smaller plates, and then dividing that plate up by food group. “Make sure that half your plate contains vegetables or salad, ” says Hugueniot. “The other half should be protein and carbohydrates. ”
Increasing the amount you cook for yourself will make you more aware of what’s going in your food and help you avoid high calorie and fat counts, especially those from unexpected places. Also, cooking is fun ! If you’re not sure where to start in the kitchen, healthy recipe boxes can be a big help.
“You could try doing your own burgers, ” says Hugueniot. “Add chopped kidney beans, some chopped onion and an egg to the leanest beef fine you can get, grill it and serve with salad – making a much healthier meal than a traditional burger and chips. ”
“Snackotage” is a word we just made up ( although it’s probably a trending hashtag by the time you read this ), but it sums up a problem that can ruin many diets – too many unhealthy snacks that sabotage all your good work at meal times.
“Try to make sure you are eating meals at regular times, with healthy fruit and veggie snacks in between, and drink plenty of fluids, ” says Hugueniot. “This will help stop you snacking on unhealthy foods, and keep you more full during the day. The best snacks are those containing veggies, but if you’re having packaged snacks go for those with around 100 calories and stick to two a day at maximum.
“Healthier snacks include : fresh fruit, low-fat and lower-sugar yogurt with fruit, plain rice cakes or crackers with lower-fat cheese, unsalted nuts and seeds, veggie sticks with lower-fat dips such as reduced-fat hummus and salsa, malt loaf, fruit loaf or a currant bun, crumpets and scotch pancakes. ”