Ahh, Starbucks. A millennial, American staple. Where would we be without our caffeine?
Unfortunately, many of the delicious drinks we order without a second thought sometimes are loaded with empty calories. (Enter: Pumpkin Spice Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Frappucinos….). With summer on the horizon, many of us are finding ways to easily cut calories so we can look and ultimately FEEL better on the beach.
Read on to find out how to satisfy your Starbucks cravings, while also not cheating on your diet.
If you want to have a “treat yourself” drink, opt for a tall.
Do you really NEED that Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte anyway? Instead, order a tall and drink it slowly to really savor it. Everything is ok in moderation, anyway!
Go for “skinny” versions of drinks
This means you’d like sugar-free syrup, nonfat milk and no whipped cream. Easy enough, right?
Ask for almond, soy or nonfat milk rather than having the regular whole milk
You are also less likely to have a stomachache after, as these options will have you avoiding dairy.
If you love added flavor, ask for sugar-free syrup or fewer pumps of it.
1-2 pumps of sugar-free syrup should definitely curb your sweet cravings.
Avoid going to Starbucks often.
I found I was cutting calories (and saving my precious paychecks) when I chose to make coffee at home with my own, low-calorie creamer that I love. If you’re in need of a good creamer, I’ve been recently loving the Trader Joe’s Lactose Free Coffee Creamer in Vanilla.