Shape Up Your Starbucks Order

Ditch your go-to order and try one of these low-cal options instead.

by XIAOYAO JACINTA DU    ★    JULY 16, 2018

Amid high-fat hot chocolates and crème brulée lattes, healthier options on the Starbucks menu often get overlooked. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the choices, or stuck on your go-to order, now is the perfect time to branch out! Give your body a boost without the guilt by choosing from these five alternatives. And please, hold the whipped cream.

Skinny Flavored Latte

 
  To save on calories and sugar, order it with nonfat milk and sugar-free syrup. The Skinny Flavored Latte contains 120 calories, 0 fat, 12g protein, 0g sugar and 150mg Caffeine.   Photo via Starbucks

To save on calories and sugar, order it with nonfat milk and sugar-free syrup. The Skinny Flavored Latte contains 120 calories, 0 fat, 12g protein, 0g sugar and 150mg Caffeine.

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All of the caffeine and none of the regret. By choosing a skinny drink, you avoid artificial sweeteners and embrace sugar-free. Thanks to Starbucks, you can now order a coffee with nonfat milk and sugar-free syrup by simply adding the word “skinny” to your order.  Remember, milk is a great source of calcium and protein, and skim milk has the same benefits with a fraction of the fat. You can drink it cold or hot and choose from a variety of sugar-free syrup flavors: healthy and tasty!

Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal

 
  You get whole-grain oats, fresh blueberries and crunchy nuts all in one bowl. The Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal contains 200 calories, 2.5g fat, 5g protein, 5g fiber and 7g sugar.   Photo via Starbucks

You get whole-grain oats, fresh blueberries and crunchy nuts all in one bowl. The Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal contains 200 calories, 2.5g fat, 5g protein, 5g fiber and 7g sugar.

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Incredibly nutritious, oats are perfect for weight loss because they increase your feeling of fullness. Not only are they a great source of fiber and protein, but they also provide you with important minerals help control your blood sugar. Fresh blueberries also have great nutritional power: eating just a few blueberries everyday helps protect your heart and boost your memory. All of that in one single breakfast? Sign me up! Start your morning right, and stay fuller longer with the Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal. If you worry about having no time to eat between classes, just order one cup.

Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea

 
  A lightly sweetened hand shaken Iced Tea. The Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea contains 45 calories, 0g fat, 11g sugar and 0g protein.   Photo via Starbucks

A lightly sweetened hand shaken Iced Tea. The Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea contains 45 calories, 0g fat, 11g sugar and 0g protein.

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Iced drinks in the winter might call for an extra pair of gloves, but the Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea is worth it, and it’s only 45 calories. To avoid loaded sugar, ask for it unsweetened. Its naturally fruity flavor keeps it sweet without any artificial sweeteners. For an in between class pick-me-up, grab a refreshing iced tea, and keep yourself hydrated!

Spinach, Feta & Cage Free Egg White Breakfast Wrap

 
  Try this protein-rich, low calorie, whole wheat wrap. The Spinach, Feta & Cage Free Egg White Breakfast Wrap contains 290 Calories, 10g Fat, 6g Fiber, 19g Protein and 830 mg Sodium.   Photo via Starbucks

Try this protein-rich, low calorie, whole wheat wrap. The Spinach, Feta & Cage Free Egg White Breakfast Wrap contains 290 Calories, 10g Fat, 6g Fiber, 19g Protein and 830 mg Sodium.

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Worried that eating healthier means you’ll still be hungry after? Try this meatless wrap to hit your daily protein goal, and feel fuller longer! Even though it’s meat-free, this wrap features a flavorful egg whites, roasted tomatoes and spinach combo that has enough nutrients to get you through the day. The sprinkle of feta cheese further enriches the healthy experience without overdoing it.

Evolution Fresh™ Sweet Greens and Lemon

 
  A combination of green vegetables and apples with a squeeze of lemon for a smooth. The Evolution Fresh™ Sweet Greens and Lemon contains 100 calories, 0 fat, 2g protein and 19g sugar.   Photo via Starbucks

A combination of green vegetables and apples with a squeeze of lemon for a smooth. The Evolution Fresh™ Sweet Greens and Lemon contains 100 calories, 0 fat, 2g protein and 19g sugar.

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Made with different fruit and veggie combos, cold-pressed juices are filled with important vitamins. Combinations vary from celery, apple, cucumber and spinach to romaine, kale, lime, lemon and parsley. Because it’s usually difficult to fit this many fruit and vegetable servings into a day, Starbucks carries these drinks for the health-conscious solution. Don’t hesitate to pick up a bottle of freshly squeezed Sweet Greens. If you avoid the Starbucks peak hour, it will take you less than 2 minutes to get a whole bottle of yummy nutrition!

 

Making a Starbs run today? Ditch your go-to order and try one of these low-cal options instead.

Katie Intner