With a coffee shop on practically every corner in Chicago, it’s hard to resist the iconic green mermaid. However, all those sweet drinks can lead to some unwanted weight gain. The good news is there are some easy solutions out there to help you keep your drink under 200 calories.
- You can make any drink at Starbucks skinny.
This means that when you order a grande caramel macchiato you’re getting skim milk and sugar-free syrup, instead of the calorie heavy 2% milk. Make sure to skip the whipped cream, it may be tasty but it adds unnecessary fat and sugar into your drink.
- Create your own drink
Ask for 2 pumps of caramel or vanilla in your iced coffee with skim, soy, or coconut milk instead of ordering a cream heavy latte off the menu.
- In the mood for something sweet? Go for a light Frappuccino.
Most of these are 100 calories for a tall versus the over 300 calories for the sugary original. (you can add an extra shot of espresso if you need a midday pick me up)
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