If you love Starbucks as much as we do, you're probably wondering what drinks you can order that taste the best but offer the least amount of guilt from a calorie standpoint.
Thank you Oprah (and her team) for doing the research for us!
Whole Milk Cappuccinos:
Don't feel like you need to order them skim. Since they're made with foamed milk, cappuccinos already clock in as low-cal even though the creaminess still feels like a treat. A tall made with whole milk at Starbucks containsonly 110 calories!
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 Caffe 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.
Iced Or Hot Tea:
Whether you pick black, green, or one of the unsweetened seasonal flavors, these are virtually calorie-free and super hydrating. Herbal decaf blends include less than 15 milligrams, while caffeinated black and green teas still pack around 45 milligrams.
Skinny Vanilla Or Mocha Lattes:
Since baristas make these with a sugar substitute, they’re fine for a sweet-tasting treat — especially since they also pack up to 15 grams of protein in a grande version! There's only 120 in a grande skinny vanilla compared to 250 in the regular version.
The prolonged brewing process 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.