Starbucks Drink Swaps

Just like many of my Squadies out there, I LOVE my morning coffee! One of my favourite places to go for coffee, wether its my morning wake up coffee or my afternoon pick-me-up coffee, I like to go to Starbucks! Starbucks has a huge variety of drinks, most of which or super tasty – the catch? Many of their specialty drinks are loaded with upwards of 500 calories, PER DRINK! That is an INSANE amount of calories, especially for a single drink! To put this into perspective, 500 calories is equivalent to a burger and fries at McDonalds! Would you want to be starting your day off with a burger and fries?! Probably not! 

For all the Starbucks lovers out there, NO NEED TO WORRY! Today I will be sharing 4 of my favourite LOW CALORIE Starbucks drinks, all UNDER 100 CALORIES! Not only are thy under 100 calories, they are also SWEET and TASTY too! With these 4 drinks, you can enjoy your Starbucks, without all the calories! 

1.Dirty Chai Tea latte 

Who out there LOVES their chai tea lattes?! Chai tea lattes are definitely delicious, but unfortunately, this tasty drink falls under the not so lean category! A typical chai tea latte contains 240 calories and 45 grams of sugar! That is equivalent to a large coke! If you want to enjoy your chai tea latte the LEAN way, try ordering a DIRTY CHAI TEA LATTE! You can enjoy this drink hot or iced!

To order this drink:

  1. first you are going to order a chai tea latte, hot or iced.
  2.  substitute for almond milk
  3. 1 pump of chai 
  4. 2 pumps of sugar free vanilla
  5. 1 shot of blonde espresso

Why order this drink opposed to the regular chai tea latte?! Well, the dirty chai tea latte only contains a total of 80 calories! It contains only 10 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fat and 1 gram of protein! This drink is about 66% LEANER than a regular chai tea latte! You can still enjoy the taste of chai with that kick of sweetness without worrying about the calories! Typically, a grande chai tea latte comes with 4 pumps of chai – which contains tons of sugar! Using only 1 pump of chai plus 2 pumps of sugar free vanilla will give you some sweetness without all the sugar! Also, chai contains caffeine, so to make up for that, we add the shot of espresso! The dirty chai is Brodies #1 lean Starbucks drink! 

2. Cinnamon Almond Macchiato

One of the most popular Starbucks drinks out there is the caramel macchiato! Of course it is a favourite – it is delicious! The downside? A grande caramel macchiato contains 240 calories! The most of these calories come from the vanilla syrup used in the drink plus the sugary caramel drizzle on top! How can we still enjoy the caramel macchiato, under 100 calories?! With the CINNAMON ALMOND MACCHIATO, with sugar free flavour! 

To order this drink:

  1. Order a cinnamon almond macchiato, which comes with almond milk, iced or hot
  2. Sub all 4 pumps of cinnamon dolce flavour with sugar free cinnamon dolce 
  3. Ask for light caramel drizzle and cinnamon dolce topping 

This drink is over 50% leaner than a regular caramel macchiato! You are definitely not sacrificing any flavour with this drink! If you prefer your drink less sweet, you can skip out on the caramel drizzle and/or the cinnamon dolce topping all together, or even order the drink half sweet! This will save you EVEN MORE calories! 

3. Nitro Caramel Cold Brew

The nitro caramel cold brew is a great substitute for an iced coffee! The nitro caramel cold brew, or even the regular black cold brew is a leansanely tasty choice! This drink only contains 30 calories! 

To order this drink:

  1. Order a nitro caramel cold brew 
  2. One pump of caramel syrup
  3. 3 pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup 
  4. Can either have it black, or with a dash of cream if you prefer 

This drink is super lean and tasty! It is also perfect for a pick-me-up drink, since it contains a ton of caffeine! Another benefit of this drink is that it is a lot smoother than your typical iced coffee!

4. Black Nitro Cold Brew

This is definitely a lean favourite of mine! I order this all the time at Starbucks! Now this drink is the perfect substitute for a black iced coffee! Despite what you might think, a typical iced coffee comes sweetened, unless you order it unsweetened and black! The black nitro cold brew is a lot smoother than iced coffee and tastes better unsweetened! 

To order this drink, simply:

  1. Order a black nitro cold brew
  2. Unsweetened with no added milk 

This drink is perfect for all the squadies out there practicing intermittent fasting! This drink has 0 calories and WILL NOT BREAK YOUR FAST! 

There you have it Squadies! My top 4 Starbucks drink swaps, all under 100 calories! 

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