10 Guilt-Free Starbucks Drinks That Won’t Ruin Your Diet
Many people turn to tea or coffee while dieting, as these beverages can provide a sense of fullness with low-calorie intake. Indeed, many types of tea are often recommended as beneficial beverages for those on a diet. However, not all tea and coffee drinks have low enough calories to aid in weight loss. Some beverages can even contain more calories than most foods. Here, we recommend some drinks available at Starbucks, a popular coffee franchise, that can be recommended for those on a diet.
Passion Tango Tea Lemonade Fizzio
The Fizzio drinks available at Starbucks are carbonated beverages made on the spot with a machine exclusive to Starbucks. The Passion Tango Tea Lemonade Fizzio is a sparkling drink blending Passion Tango Tea and lemonade. This beverage has a stronger sour taste than sweet. When ordering this drink, you can adjust the intensity of the fizziness to light, medium, or extra. No caffeine is added; the lemonade contains 17g of sugar, 0.2mg of sodium, and 65 calories.
Cold Brew Oat Latte
The Starbucks Cold Brew Oat Latte is a latte beverage that combines the flavor of cold brew with the clean taste of oat milk. The milk used in the beverage is plant-based. It’s a drink that contains oat milk and cold brew coffee with three pumps of classic syrup. Although it includes cold brew, oat milk tastes more pronounced. Based on a grand size, it contains 145 calories and 15g of sugar. If you’re concerned about calories, ordering without the classic syrup pump is a good idea.
Vanilla Cream Cold Brew
Vanilla latte is a popular menu item in any cafe, just like cafe latte. Starbucks’ Vanilla Cream Cold Brew is a drink that uses cold brew instead of the espresso typically found in a vanilla latte. This drink is much softer and smoother than a vanilla latte, with a not-too-strong coffee taste and a clean finish. The product contains 125 calories and 11g of sugar.
If you’re looking for a cappuccino drink with relatively low calories at Starbucks, Espresso Frappuccino would be a suitable choice. This frappuccino beverage allows you to enjoy the heavy taste of espresso with a hint of sweetness. You can also order it as a low-sugar beverage, reducing the sugar by more than 25%. Based on a tall size, one cup contains 140 calories and 22g of sugar.
Cool Lime Fizzio
The Starbucks Cool Lime Fizzio is a mojito-style carbonated beverage based on lime. This can be seen as a drink where carbonation has been added to Starbucks’ existing Cool Lime drink. It contains caffeine extracted from unroasted green beans, so it’s a drink to avoid if you’re sensitive to caffeine. The Cool Lime Fizzio includes 110mg of caffeine, 25g of sugar, 20mg of sodium, and 105 calories based on a tall size.
Starbucks’ Youthberry Tea is fun to drink because of its pretty color and fun to look at. Youthberry is known to have excellent effects on skin protection and moisturization and is particularly known as a good anti-aging ingredient. This drink is a white tea that allows you to enjoy the tartness of acai berries, hibiscus, and berries and is on the lower side regarding caffeine content among Starbucks’ Teavana line. In the store, you can choose between tall and venti sizes. Being a tea, it has 0 calories and contains 20mg of caffeine.
Mango Passion Fruit Blended
The Mango Passion Fruit Blended drinks blend sweet mango passion fruit juice with richly extracted black tea and ice. It has an excellent sweet taste, and the texture is so thick that you feel full after finishing a cup. Its excellent taste is strong, making it a drink often recommended in the summer. It contains 160 calories, 30g of carbohydrates, 29g of sugar, 83mg of sodium, and 1g each of protein and fat.
Grapefruit Honey Black Tea
The Grapefruit Honey Black Tea has been a steady favorite since Starbucks launched the tea brand Teavana in the domestic market. It’s a tea beverage with a vibrant color and a refreshing tartness, made with sweet and sour grapefruit and Starbucks Teavana black tea. This drink sold 500,000 cups just ten days after its release, containing 30g of sugar, 35mg of caffeine, and 125 calories.
Mango Banana Blended
The Mango Banana Blended is a drink with a whole banana added to Starbucks’s popular menu item, Mango Passion Fruit Blended. It’s a finely blended drink with Passion Fruit Blended, banana, milk, and ice. The added milk can be changed to soy milk, depending on your preference. Not only does it taste good, but it also contains many nutrients, making it suitable to eat as a meal substitute. The product contains 270 calories, 110mg of sodium, and 48g of sugar.
Latte Made with Jeju Organic Matcha
Matcha is a traditional Korean tea made from the powder of young tea leaves. Matcha generally has a thicker and more astringent feel than regular green tea and contains more caffeine. Starbucks offers a Matcha Latte made with organic matcha from Jeju. You can enjoy it as a regular latte, and a frappuccino product is also available, so you can choose to enjoy it according to your preference. The product’s calorie content is 250 calories based on a tall size.
By. Deok Soo Choi