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November 20, 2011 11:11 AM
What is a healthy or low calorie hot drink to get in starbucks if you're trying to watch your figure other than unsweened hot tea?
November 20, 2011 11:15 AM
Americano
November 20, 2011 11:16 AM
green/ herbal teas
or light lattes with soya milk?
the flate white with soya milk tooo hah anything aslong as you don't have full fat milk and cream i guess Oh and becareful of the flavoured coffes of course as they use syrup. they might have low sugar/ no sugar alternatives
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November 20, 2011 11:17 AM
anything unflavored and without regular milk or cream, I usually will get an iced americano with skim and splenda. A skinny pumpkin spice latte has a couple hundred calories for a medium I mean vente.
  4146357
November 20, 2011 11:18 AM
Coffee - about 5 calories.
Edited by taso42 On November 20, 2011 11:26 AM
November 20, 2011 11:20 AM
tall skinny peppermint mocha - 100 calories....Not quite as good as with all the fat and calories, but a nice treat.
November 20, 2011 11:20 AM
A tall skinny peppermint mocha, no whip, with skim milk:

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (12 fl oz)



Calories 100

Calories from Fat 10


Total Fat 1g


Saturated Fat 1g

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol <5mg


Sodium 120mg


Total Carbohydrate 13g


Dietary Fiber 3g


Sugars 11g


Protein 10g


Vitamin A8%Vitamin C0%Calcium30%Iron35%


Caffeine 75mg

Obviously this is sugar free, the "sugars" is naturally occurring in the skim milk.
Edited by Curvy1taliana On November 20, 2011 11:21 AM
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November 20, 2011 11:20 AM
I am addicted to their Awake tea, you can keep all that sweet stuff that they charge you a fortune for, just not for me

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November 20, 2011 11:22 AM
I like the skinny cinnamon dolce latte....not sure how "healthy" it is but i can usually fit it into my calories
November 20, 2011 11:24 AM
How many calories are you trying to keep it to? And do you care about sugar? Or splenda? Starbucks sugar free syrups are sweetened with Splenda.

A tall skinny vanilla latte (made with sugar free vanilla and nonfat milk) is 100 calories.

The tall skinny peppermint mocha is also tasty for 100 calories.

If you're going for going for little to no calories then everyone else is right. Coffee or Americano's are your best bet if you dont want tea.

Do not get whip cream. Do not get Chai, do not get white mocha, do not get pumpkin spice. These are FULL of sugar and calories.
November 20, 2011 11:24 AM
QUOTE:

What is a healthy or low calorie hot drink to get in starbucks if you're trying to watch your figure other than unsweened hot tea?


Skinny flavored lattes start at 100 calories for a tall. Try some sugar free syrup or splenda in that tea if you really want to avoid easy to cut out calories. :)

If you are lucky enough to have small, local coffee places, you can try a latte with almond milk or a sugar free white mocha with the powder, not the syrup (like this http://goshthatsgood.com/) because the powder tastes infinately better.

GL!
Edited by tmarie2715 On November 20, 2011 11:26 AM
November 20, 2011 11:26 AM
I used to be a Starbucks Barista, so I speak from experience, and I say watch out for the soy milk there! It's HIGH in sugar. Very high. I think if you CAN have milk, use the skim and have yourself a latte. The skinny syrups are a little gross, though. The Cinnamon Dolce skinny was probably the best of them (it has a shake of cinnamon sugar on the top, just a shake, but that makes it a lot better!!!) It's not too bad if you mix the vanilla with the hazelnut, but you still get that splenda afterburn in the throat... bluh.

If you can do milk, they can do a Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte for you (ask for it unsweetened because the recipe does have classic syrup in it). Vanilla Rooibos is one of the most popular of the herbal teas. No caffeine and it's very vanilla-ey and sweet.

The Passion tea is really good there, and the mint (called Refresh) is also really tasty. I loved the green tea as well (Zen) because it has a lot of lemongrass and mint in it, so it's not the typical grassy flavor that plain green tea has (although I admit I like that, too!).
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November 20, 2011 11:52 AM
Tall skinny lattes (vanilla, chai tea or nonfat)
November 20, 2011 1:02 PM
QUOTE:

I used to be a Starbucks Barista, so I speak from experience, and I say watch out for the soy milk there! It's HIGH in sugar. Very high. I think if you CAN have milk, use the skim and have yourself a latte. The skinny syrups are a little gross, though. The Cinnamon Dolce skinny was probably the best of them (it has a shake of cinnamon sugar on the top, just a shake, but that makes it a lot better!!!) It's not too bad if you mix the vanilla with the hazelnut, but you still get that splenda afterburn in the throat... bluh.

If you can do milk, they can do a Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte for you (ask for it unsweetened because the recipe does have classic syrup in it). Vanilla Rooibos is one of the most popular of the herbal teas. No caffeine and it's very vanilla-ey and sweet.

The Passion tea is really good there, and the mint (called Refresh) is also really tasty. I loved the green tea as well (Zen) because it has a lot of lemongrass and mint in it, so it's not the typical grassy flavor that plain green tea has (although I admit I like that, too!).
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November 20, 2011 1:03 PM
Thanks so much for the information even though I cannot afford Starbucks since I retired.
  10993897
November 20, 2011 2:38 PM
Green tea
  71771
November 20, 2011 2:40 PM
I think anything you can get there is made 100% healthier by replacing regular milk with soy.
November 20, 2011 2:41 PM
I would opt for skinny latte. And add cinnamon instead of sugar :) I avoid soy.
  3872484
November 20, 2011 2:42 PM
I keep myself away unless I know I can afford the calories for a hot chocolate, lol!!!
November 20, 2011 2:42 PM
Peppermint tea.
November 20, 2011 2:44 PM
Any of their "Skinny" drinks are decent on calories. I particularly like their Skinny Peppermint Mocha, which is 100 calories for tall and 130 calories for grande. A red eye is good too, which is just their drip coffee with a shot of espresso..
November 20, 2011 2:46 PM
Tall skinny latte!! You can order a bunch of different sugar free flavors to go with your skinny latte (called "skinny" because it's made with skim milk and sugar free syrup of your choice) like sugar-free cinnamon dolce, hazelnut, vanilla, and caramel. One tall skinny latte (with or without sugar-free syrup) is about 110 calories. And you can make it a double--two shots of espresso--and get more caffeine without added calories!! Definitely my favorite thing to get at Starbucks.
November 20, 2011 2:50 PM
QUOTE:

I think anything you can get there is made 100% healthier by replacing regular milk with soy.


They don't usually offer lower fat versions of soy at Starbucks. Replacing skim milk with soy adds like 50-80 calories.
November 20, 2011 2:50 PM
If you like something sweet you can get a 12oz skinny(non-fat milk) latte any flavor for 90 calories and you can also get sugar free so you won't get all the sugar.
November 20, 2011 2:51 PM
Tea or Coffee. Straight up, a splash of milk. That's about as healthy as you're going to get.

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