Monday, September 29, 2014

How to make healthier choices at Starbucks

Okay - I love a latte as much as the next person but they aren't the healthiest options and we think they
are. It's expresso, milk and syrup, right?! I'm not telling you to stop drinking your favorite holiday beverage but I wanted to give you some ideas on how to switch up your regular drink to a healthier option to save your a few calories so you can have a piece of pumpkin pie.

I picked three drinks that I think are pretty popular options or ones I've been know to order and made a few switches over the years to cut down the calories and they still taste great. Here they are,

Chai Latte:
Before: Grande Soya Half Sweet Chai Latte: 210 Calories
After: Grande Chai Tea misto with Soya Milk: 120 Calories (Saving 90 Cals)

Pumpking Spice Latte 
*A FYI to all those who are allergic to dairy - their pumpkin spice syrup has dairy in it so I don't have these at all anymore but heres the switch.

Before: Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte with Nonfat milk: 330 Calories
After:  Grande Pumpkin Spice Americano Misto: 200 Calories (Saving 130 Calories)

and lasty, one of my personal favs

Vanilla Latte:
Before: Grande Vanilla Latte: 290 Calories
After: Grande Soya Vanilla Americano Misto: 80 Calories (Saving 210)

Hopefully you find these little switches helpful going into the holiday season. I love getting my Christmas in a red cup at Starbucks and now your can opt for a healthier option. Thanks to MyFitnessPal for all the nutritional information.

Happy Monday,


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