Top 10 Starbucks Drinks
The Starbucks Vanilla Latte can be one of the best Starbucks drinks to order to keep health goals in check, all while satisfying the desire for a crafted coffee!
How to Healthify: Healthifying the Starbucks Vanilla Latte can be achieved by simply swapping to sugar-free vanilla syrup!
2. Iced White Chocolate Mocha
The “white chocolate delight” may be one of the best Starbucks cold drinks based on flavor. However, the Iced White Chocolate Mocha contains two different sweetening methods, including the white chocolate mocha sauce and vanilla syrup, contributing to 49 grams of sugar per 16 ounces.
How to Healthify: Not only can you ask for a lesser addition of the white chocolate mocha sauce, but swap to a sugar-free vanilla syrup to reduce total sugar content.
3. Pumpkin Spice Latte
The PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) is one of the most popular Starbucks drinks. And made with real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and clove, what is not to like? (Besides the 50 grams of sugar…)
How to Healthify: Limit the pumpkin spice sauce filled with sugar and ask for more of the pumpkin pie spice in its place. But since considered a limited edition holiday drink, you can still enjoy the PSL in its traditional, unmodified form by downsizing the volume and relishing on the fall flavors in moderation.
4. Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino® Blended Coffee
One of the best Starbucks cold drinks is described as “Cinnamon dolce syrup blended together with coffee, white chocolate mocha sauce and vanilla bean, topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon dolce sprinkle. Sweet and spicy … that’s how we roll.” But should you be “rolling” with the blended coffee drink? Containing a whopping 85 grams of sugar per 16-ounces, you may want to think twice about the cinnamon spice.
How to Healthify: Even switching to a non-fat milk and dismissing whipped cream still contributes to a high sugar content of 82 grams. Limit the added sugar by switching to their offered sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup, reducing syrup pumps, or switching to this Iced Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte, supplying only 10 grams of sugar!
5. Java Chip Frappuccino®
Mocha sauce and Frappuccino® chips are blended with coffee, milk, and ice to bring you endless java joy in Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino® Blended Coffee! But while it may be joyful in the moment, keep those java chips flowing and weight can easily pack on.
How to Healthify: Order up a Java Chip Light Frappuccino® Blended Coffee, “a lighter chip off the original java block,” and utilizes nonfat milk and ice.
6. Hot Chocolate
For those chocolate lovers, Starbucks Hot Chocolate is described as “Steamed milk with vanilla- and mocha-flavored syrups. Topped with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate-flavored drizzle.” But a Grande can cost you 400 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 43 grams of sugar!
How to Healthify: Opt for a shorter size, swap whole milk with nonfat milk, dismiss the whipped cream, and ask for a lighter drizzle of the chocolate atop.
7. Green Tea Crème Frappuccino® Blended Crème
The Green Tea Crème Frappuccino® Blended Crème features premium matcha green tea. But do not be blindsided by the marketing of green tea, as the ingredients feature two different syrups and supplies 65 grams of sugar per 16 ounces.
How to Healthify: Reduce the pumps of syrups or opt for this Teavana® Shaken Iced Green Tea, supplying 11 grams of sugar per 16 ounces.
8. Chai Latte
Starbucks Chai Latte is black tea infused with cinnamon, clove, and other warming spices combined with steamed milk, all topped with foam for the perfect balance of sweet and spicy!
How to Healthify: Match the desirability (without the guilt) of the Chai Latte by ordering a Lightly Sweet Chai Tea Latte, as it reduces sugar content by 11 grams!
9. Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino® Blended Coffee
The temptation of Starbucks Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino® Blended Coffee stands in its title and only heightens with its narrative of “a flavor collision of chocolate, nuts and caramel.” But with the use of two different syrups (coffee Frappucino and toffee nut) and two different sauces (caramel and sauce), the sugar content adds up quickly, bursting 68 grams per 16 ounces.
How to Healthify: With such specific flavors of the drink, it is difficult to cut corners without compromising flavors. Ultimately, ask to reduce the additions of all syrups and sauces, while further reducing calories by switching to a nonfat milk.
10. Lemon Bar Crème Frappuccino® Blended Crème
When life gives you lemons, do you sip on Lemon Bar Crème Frappuccino® Blended Crème? While it may be one of the most popular drinks based on its refreshing appeal, Starbucks gave it more than lemons… In fact, the cold beverage contains 55 grams of sugar from the addition of crème Frappuccino syrup, vanilla syrup, and a caramel sugar topping.
How to Healthify: Lessen the sugar content by switching to sugar-free vanilla syrup and reducing the addition of other syrups and sauces. You can also relish on the invigorating flavor of lemons (without any ounce of shame) by ordering this Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade.