Starbucks has a great menu, but sometimes you might just want to switch things up. And while @themacrobarista has you covered on all of your custom macro-friendly drink needs, I’ll help you out if you want to make your own!
If you’re ordering your own drink, there are 2 things to keep in mind. First, it’s best to avoid whipped cream if you’re worried about calories. In terms of sugar, whipped cream is not going to add a whole lot, but it can easily add 100 calories to your drink. And let’s be honest, it doesn’t add much flavor to the drink, it just adds to the instagram-able-ness of your drink.
The second thing to note is that any sugar free syrups will be calorie and macro-free. If artificial sweeteners aren’t your thing, a pump or two of regular syrup will not add a ton of calories either. However, the sugar in these syrups can add up quickly. If you’re a keto dieter, or simply limiting sugar, opt for the sugar free syrups, or utilize the mocha or caramel drizzle. Those bad boys are very low in sugar, and will keep your drink looking beautiful. Because if your starbucks doesn’t make it onto Instagram, it didn’t happen.
My go-to custom order at Starbucks? I’m SUPER boring and I drink black cold brew. But that stuff is liquid gold.