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December 2, 2010 9:57 PM
So, I admit it... I LOVE starbucks, but not the calories and carbs that accompany many of my favorite drinks. So I figured I'd post a topic and see if we can share our favorite low cal/low carb starbucks options (and Im sure there are many).
Right now I really enjoy a short tazo chai latte with a shot of expresso- 105 calories / 22 carbs (ish) cant remember all on the top of my head. But its small, and satisfying to an extent.. but would love some more coffee-holic ideas. :D

Thanks Guys!

Nisha Rae drinker
December 2, 2010 10:04 PM
Chai lattes with skim milk, no added sugar or topping (chai is spiced black tea)
Plain latte with skim milk and no added sugar or topping.
December 2, 2010 10:06 PM
I like all of their Light drinks. Skim milk, sugar-free syrup. I don't know if it's bad for you but as long as it keeps my calories under control, i'm totally fine.
December 2, 2010 10:08 PM
QUOTE:

I like all of their Light drinks. Skim milk, sugar-free syrup. I don't know if it's bad for you but as long as it keeps my calories under control, i'm totally fine.


Sugar free stuff is horrible for you! chemicalschemicalschemicals Unless it's a natural artificial sweetener.
December 2, 2010 10:15 PM
I plan on treating myself to one of these tomorrow morning.

Awake Tea Nonfat Latte - Tall 120 calories or a Grande 160 calories
Nonfat Caramel Machiato - Tall 160 calories


Starbucks also has a quick listing on their website of drinks under 200 calories:

http://www.starbucks.com/menu/nutrition/20-under-200
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December 2, 2010 10:25 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I like all of their Light drinks. Skim milk, sugar-free syrup. I don't know if it's bad for you but as long as it keeps my calories under control, i'm totally fine.


Sugar free stuff is horrible for you! chemicalschemicalschemicals Unless it's a natural artificial sweetener.


I KNEW IT ! I KNEW THAT I CAN'T EASILY CHEAT...:(...However I only indulge it once in a while. I drink about 8 cups of tea everyday. Fresh brewed tea with skim milk.

So can i cheat a little, please ? :P
December 2, 2010 10:28 PM
this is right up my alley. I love the chai tea latte, nonfat no whip of course
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December 2, 2010 10:29 PM
I like a coffee with 2 espresso shots one squirt of sf vanilla a splenda and a splash of cream..... cream is the only thing that costs ya drinker
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December 2, 2010 10:33 PM
My go-to drink almost every day is the SKINNY VANILLA LATTE! Size tall (what I always get) is only 90 CALORIES and 10g of protein from the skim milk! Really fills you up and is pretty good for you :)
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December 3, 2010 5:59 AM
What I prefer to do is lay off the syrups.
So, traditionally it goes like so:
TALL DRINKS: 3 pumps of syrups (even in a Peppermint Mocha it's 3 pumps Peppermint, and 3 pumps Mocha. WOW!)
GRANDE DRINKS: 4 pumps of syrups
VENTI DRINKS: 5 pumps of syrups
I find that one pump is sufficient for a tall, 2 for grande, and 3 for venti. And if you want to indulge in the holiday spirit, a soy Gingerbread Latte is your lowest in calories at 190! And delicious! :D (My favorite)
Nixing the whip and adding soy milk on any drink makes it sweeter, too!
December 3, 2010 6:50 AM
Plain, Black Coffee or Tea.................

Nothing added.
December 3, 2010 6:59 AM
Iced Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latté. A size small/tall is 60 calories, only 1 WW point.

If you get the hot version I believe it’s about 100 calories. Since I hate the taste of coffee I don’t get the hot version, it doesn’t taste as sweet as the iced one.

Ps: this drink of course comes with no whip but for other items you are ordering, always say no whip, it's 7g fat!!
Edited by heathersmilez On December 3, 2010 7:00 AM
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December 3, 2010 6:59 AM
My favorite lately is a grande drip coffee with 2 pumps of peppermint and about 2 tablespoons of nonfat milk. Sometimes I add a splenda packet also, sometimes I don't.
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December 3, 2010 7:03 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I like all of their Light drinks. Skim milk, sugar-free syrup. I don't know if it's bad for you but as long as it keeps my calories under control, i'm totally fine.


Sugar free stuff is horrible for you! chemicalschemicalschemicals Unless it's a natural artificial sweetener.


"Natural artificial sweetener" huh? Well isn't that a mouthful of contradiction.

4/5 adults WILL get cancer in their lifetime, whether aspartame and splenda contribute to that has not yet been proven. Live a little or just let others live and don't be so preachy.
  1100181
December 3, 2010 7:09 AM
QUOTE:

My go-to drink almost every day is the SKINNY VANILLA LATTE! Size tall (what I always get) is only 90 CALORIES and 10g of protein from the skim milk! Really fills you up and is pretty good for you :)


This is my choice also.
Skinny vanilla latte TALL with a extra shot of espresso no foam about 140degrees. Hits the spot every time.
December 3, 2010 7:12 AM
I love the skinny vanilla latte! Only 90 calories! AWESOME!!!

My new favorite at virtually NO calories is a Pike drip coffee with a cold soy topper (they use Silk Vanilla) with 1 packet of Splenda! Sweet enough with a touch of vanilla flavor without the syrup. (shoot me if you must for the splenda but, hey, I LOVE it!)
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December 3, 2010 7:21 AM
i love love love the nonfat iced caramel macchiato!!!
December 3, 2010 7:32 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I like all of their Light drinks. Skim milk, sugar-free syrup. I don't know if it's bad for you but as long as it keeps my calories under control, i'm totally fine.


Sugar free stuff is horrible for you! chemicalschemicalschemicals Unless it's a natural artificial sweetener.


There are no such things as Natural Artifiicial sweetener...........

Stevia is a natural sweetener alternative to sugar.

Aspartame, Sucralose (splenda) are just artificial sweeteners.
December 3, 2010 4:03 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I like all of their Light drinks. Skim milk, sugar-free syrup. I don't know if it's bad for you but as long as it keeps my calories under control, i'm totally fine.


Sugar free stuff is horrible for you! chemicalschemicalschemicals Unless it's a natural artificial sweetener.


"Natural artificial sweetener" huh? Well isn't that a mouthful of contradiction.

4/5 adults WILL get cancer in their lifetime, whether aspartame and splenda contribute to that has not yet been proven. Live a little or just let others live and don't be so preachy.



i agree! although i have gone a little overboard on the starbucks lately....i get 1 decaf and 1 reg americanos with sugar free vanilla about 4 days a week.... not only am i concerned about the $$ but i know the sugar free stuff is no good for me. i have stopped drinking and amoking cigarettes, so i guess starbucks is the lesser fo 2 evils right??
December 3, 2010 4:08 PM
I love the light carmel frapp! Tastes just like the regular, and you don't miss the whipped cream at all. :) Yum! I think it's around 110 calories, and it's more a "dessert" than just a drink. ( I'd rather spend 100-something calories on frozen coffee than a soda or something. )
December 3, 2010 4:18 PM
black coffee.

Water!
December 6, 2010 10:21 AM
Venti BAGGED, as in tea bags (not the mix with all the sugar) Chai Tea, a splash of half & half and a shake or two of the vanilla powder they have by the sugars. It's a big drink, delicious AND I dont have to feel guilty!
December 7, 2010 12:45 AM
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There are no such things as Natural Artifiicial sweetener...........

Stevia is a natural sweetener alternative to sugar.

Aspartame, Sucralose (splenda) are just artificial sweeteners.


Thanks for the info
December 9, 2010 8:13 AM
Whoaaa I just found out that you can ask for "PROTEIN" in your Skinny Vanilla Latte (tall size) and then it bumps it up to 120 calories and 17g of protein!

AND a shot of espresso to keep me going? I'll take that.
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December 9, 2010 10:50 AM
My go-to is always the Tall non-fat Hazelnut or Toffee Nut Latte. I've tried the skinny drinks and I can't stand the fake sweet taste. Just me though smile I'm willing to use up 150 cals, and 28 carbs is nothing to me since I always manage to be under my daily intake. And plus, the smell is equally as satisfying as the taste!
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