Starbucks fans, raise your hands ?
Starbucks offers a ton of different drink options, and the different combinations are practically endless. While you can order directly off the menu, sometimes you might want to make some substitutions- use this guide to help you out!
If you’re ordering a custom drink, there are a few 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 extra calories to your drink. Sure, it makes the drinks aesthetic, but if you need to cut calories, that’s a very easy way to do so.
The cold foam is on the opposite end of the spectrum of the whipped cream, and that is ALL sugar and no fat. Granted, it’s a small amount, but for my Keto friends out there, keep that in mind.
Another thing to note is that any sugar free syrups will be calorie and macro-free. But if artificial sweeteners aren’t your thing, a pump or two of regular syrup will only add 20-40 calories, so it can still be a decent option.
If you want a (practically) calorie-free add-in, plus an extra caffeine boost, I recommend adding an espresso shot to your drink! Little calories, lots of jitters.
It turns out that Starbucks does not like to make their nutritional info easy to find (at least for the add ins), and hunting down the info is damn hard. I’ll try to keep this info as up to date as possible, but just keep in mind that there may be changes to be made depending on when you read this!
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