Conny Monero | HealthGreatness
Many people make a quick pit stop at Starbucks before heading to work for a bit of liquid encouragement. They might go back at lunchtime and again in the afternoon to get them through the day. For health conscious people or those watching their diet it’s good to know these 7 healthy but tasty Starbucks drinks under 150 calories.
1. Caffe Americano
2. Iced Americano
If a hot drink doesn’t appeal to you on a scorching day, cool off with an Iced Americano. Iced Americano is similar to regular Americano, yet while the strength is the same, the flavor is slightly different, a little sweeter. For an Iced Americano, Starbucks pours their signature espresso over ice and tops it up with water. The calories are the same.
When your boss is giving you a hard time and you feel you just can’t take it anymore, it’s time to head to Starbucks for a Cappuccino. Made with espresso and semi-skimmed heated milk, this delicious drink will have you feeling better in no time. And with 91 calories you can afford this little indulgence.
4. Caffe Latte
In Italian Caffe Latte means milky coffee. Caffe Latte is made of espresso and semi-skimmed milk and counts 148 calories. Don’t go confusing a caffe latte with a cappuccino though. While the ingredients are almost the same, the milk is different. For a latte the milk is not frothy but just warm, with a bit of steamed milk foam on top.
For a cappuccino steamed milk is used, with and a dollop of milk foam on top.
5. Peppermint Mocha
If a mere coffee is not good enough for you and you want your drink to pack a little extra, it’s time for a Peppermint Mocha. With ingredients such as espresso, milk, peppermint flavored syrup and mocha sauce, it’s a drink sure to tickle your taste butts happy. And with only 149 calories you can make them happy every day, or even twice a day. For a little extra, Starbucks will top the Peppermint Mocha with whipped cream and chocolate curls, but that will add a few calories.
6. Mocha Frappuccino
If on a summer’s day you need some cooling off, ask Starbucks for a Mocha Frappuccino. A coffee made with rich mocha flavored sauce in combination with ice and milk. One look at this decadent drink and you’ll feel yourself go weak in the knees. The Mocha Frappuccino is cold, creamy and sweet. Without the whipped cream it’s just 96 calories.
7. Fresh Filter Coffee
Then again, maybe you just want a normal cup of coffee. Something to have your lunch with, wash a cookie down with, or take with you to a meeting. For those occasions there’s Starbucks, medium roasted blend of coffees with a variety of balanced flavors and a whiff of cocoa and nut. And with only 4 calories you can have as much Filter Coffee as you like.
Pop into Starbucks, look at the menu and tell the attendant your preference. You’ll get exactly what you want and you’ll come back for more.