There are Starbucks coffee spots on practically every corner in every major city. While this can be beneficial if you’re in a hurry to get your coffee fix, having a Starbucks store always within reach can also be harmful if your coffee fix involves whip cream and high-calorie syrups. Instead of splurging on a sugar overload, find out what Starbucks coffee drinks are available for under 200 calories now. All the beverages below are calculated based on being a size “grande”, or 16 ounces, with 2% milk.
Regular or decaf coffee- 5 calories, 0 from fat. These do not include cream or sweetener.
Cafe Au Lait- 110 calories, 35 from fat. A cafe au lait is a strong dip brewed or French pressed coffee substitute for espresso. It’s also called a “misto” by Starbucks, which translates to “mixed” as in mixing the espresso and steamed milk together.
Hot Espresso Drinks
Caffe Americano- 15 calories, 0 from fat. Warning, a cafe americano is simply espresso and water. It’s somewhat of an acquired taste.
Caffe Latte (espresso and steamed milk)- 190 calories, 60 from fat.
Cappucino (espresso and foamed milk)- 120 calories, 60 from fat. A cappucino has less calories than a latte, because the foamed milk takes up more room in the cup than the steamed milk. Thus being said, there’s less milk so less calories.
Cold Espresso Drinks
Iced Caffe Americano- 15 calories, 0 from fat.
Iced Caffe Latte- 130 calories, 40 from fat.
Iced Caffe Mocha (no whip cream)- 200 calories, 50 from fat. The iced caffe mocha is right at the 200 calorie mark. But it’s much better than the hot version; a hot caffe mocha, with no whip cream, rings in at 260 calories with 70 calories from fat.
Sugar-free, Flavored Latte (i.e. Vanilla or Caramel)- 110 calories, 35 from fat. This is your best bet if you want a cold espresso drink from Starbucks, because you’ll get a good taste of flavor while saving 80 calories on the sugar.
Flavored Latte- 190 calories, 35 from fat.
Light Frappuccino Drinks
If you get a regular frappuccino, which is a cold, blended beverage, you could be indulging in up to 470 calories (for the mint mocha chip with chocolate whip cream and the peppermint mocha twist with whip cream). Instead, sip or gulp down one of Starbucks’s light frappuccinos. All are under 200 calories except the mint mocha chip,
which rings in at a slightly higher 210 calories.
Nutrition Information, Starbucks. Http://www.starbucks.com/retail/nutrition_beverages.asp.
Cafe Au Lait, Wikipedia. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caf%C3%A9_au_lait.