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Unless you have a go-to coffee order at Starbucks, you’re likely standing in line scanning the menu as quickly as possible to make a decision. The service is fast, the choices are endless and a ton of thoughts are flying through your mind at once.
I order the same thing every day, time to mix it up. The caramel frap looks amazing, but wow, there are so many calories. Is there something healthier that’s similar?
With such a big menu, it’s difficult to separate healthy Starbucks drinks from unhealthy drink options. Thankfully, Starbucks has nutrition facts on their website, so you can put together your dream drink without the added calories. Wondering what the best low-calorie drinks are at Starbucks? Here’s the scoop—let’s go!
Low-Calorie Starbucks Drinks
*Nutrition information is based on Grande drinks*
1. Hot Tea: Mint Majesty: 0 calories
This tasty blend of mint and lemon verbena will help you feel refreshed and recharged, which (let’s face it) we could all use in the morning. As an herbal tea, you’ll also be getting antioxidants and immune-boosting benefits. And the best part? It’s zero calories.
2. Black Coffee: 0 to 5 calories
Whether you like it hot or iced, this coffee classic never goes out of style. Black coffee has 0 to 5 calories. You can add any type of milk, but stick to one sugar.
3. Emperor’s Clouds & Mist: 0 calories
Did you know elevation marks the distinction between a good tea and a great one? This hot green tea is cultivated at 3,500 feet, so needless to say, this is a high-quality blend.
4. Caffé Americano: 15 calories
If you’re an espresso fan, you can enjoy this 15-calorie drink guilt-free. After the espresso is mixed with hot water, it leaves a layer of foamy deliciousness (hello, insta photo!). Just like the black coffee, you can add in the milk of your choice with one sugar.
5. Cold Brew with Cold Foam: 35 calories
You’re probably thinking, “cold foam? How do they make that?” It’s made in a similar way to steamed foam, except it’s frothed cold instead of hot. Using nonfat milk, instead of cream, it creates a foamy finish without the added calories.
6. Iced Passion Tango Tea: 45 calories
This colorful tea looks as good as it tastes. A mix of hibiscus, lemongrass and apple, this passion tango tea is refreshing and only 45 calories.
7. Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew: 50 calories
Flavored with honey and topped off with almond milk, this delicious cold brew will satisfy your sweet tooth without the extra calories. Enjoy!
8. Iced Black Tea Lemonade: 90 calories
Inspired by an Arnold Palmer, this tasty beverage contains premium black tea with lemonade. If you’re in the mood for something sweet and satisfying, this drink will get the job done.
9. Kiwi Starfuit Starbucks Refresher: 90 calories
Calling all fruit lovers! You can sip on this kiwi and starfruit refresher will for a morning energy boost or afternoon pick-me-up. Mixed in are real kiwi fruit pieces for added nutritional value.
10. Cappuccino: 140 calories
The beauty of this hot drink is that there’s more foam than milk, which means it has fewer calories than a latte. To keep calories at a minimum, opt for skim instead of 2 percent or whole milk.
11. Violet Drink: 110 calories
Filled with blackberries, coconut milk and a sweet hibiscus flavor, the Violet Drink is a creamier take on the original refresher.
12. Iced Flat White: 150 calories
If you’re looking for something smoother than regular espresso, you’ll love this one. The base of this beverage is blonde espresso, which is lighter and highlights the coffee’s natural sweetness. The Iced Flat White is mixed with milk for a flavorful, low-calorie beverage.
13. Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream: 70 calories
Another excellent option for iced coffee lovers, the Nitro Cold Brew is topped with yummy vanilla sweet cream. As the name implies, it’s infused with nitrogen, which gives it that smooth and velvety finish.
Related: 8 Best Cold Brew Coffees
14. Iced Blonde Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte: 120 calories
Imagine having dessert without worrying about your waistline. That’s what you get with this sweet and refreshing latte. The drink is made with blonde espresso, coconut milk and vanilla bean powder—very flavorful indeed.
15. Iced Skinny Mocha: 120 calories
While this chocolatey drink looks high in calories, it’s filled with all low-calorie ingredients. So, if you’re trying to be health-conscious and craving something sweet, the Iced Skinny Mocha is the way to go.
Next, here’s how to find great low-carb, keto drinks and food at Starbucks.
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