Say No to High calorie Starbucks coffee

Starbucks Secret Menu, Know the calories and nutrition in your Starbucks Coffee Drinks. Do you start your morning with a Starbucks coffee? Calories in these 4 drinks are higher than fast-food junks you've been avoiding and give you a wake up call and make you alert when ordering.

Starbucks High Calorie Coffee Drinks 

Starbucks Secret Menu

Note: Comparison is made solely based on calorie counts. Calories are based on Grande cup size. 

Let's Take a Look at the Starbuck Menu

Drink 1:

  • While Chocolate Mocha with whipped cream 
  • 2% milk Grande cup of While Chocolate Mocha is 470 calories. 
  • Compared to MacDonald's Double Cheese Burger which contains 440 calories, it's 30 additional calories you are taking in from the Grande Mocha. 

Drink 2:

  • Green Tea Frappuccino with whipped cream
  • 2% milk Grande cup of Green Tea Frappuccino is 390 calories. 
  • Since Krespy Kreme's original glazed doughnut is 180 calories each, even eating 2 of them still would come out less than the green tea Starbucks drink. 

Drink 3:

  • Vanilla Late 2% milk Grande Vanilla Latte is 250 calories. Granted, it may not have as many calories as the first two drinks, but calorie wise, you are still better off eating the value size french fries from Wendy's. 

Note: Fat, sodium, and sugar contents have not been incorporated into the comparison. It's strictly calorie comparison. 

Drink 4:

  • Cafe Mocha 2% milk Grande Cafe Mocha has 330 calories. 
  • Out of all four drinks, this may be the most shocking. 
  • Taco Bell's Double Decker Taco which screams junk has 320 calories, which puts Starbucks' Cafe Mocha even junkier than Taco Bell.

Bottom Line

Bottom line is even at Starbucks, we need to make conscious decisions and be aware of the nutrition contents of each coffee drink. 

It's easy to assume fast-food is bad and it is, so we avoid it, but Starbucks? not so much.

Because Starbucks doesn't raise a red flag in our mind, we freely order from their menu. It's time to stop blind orders and make small but smart choices that keep us healthy. 

How to Order to Recude Calories

Here are 4 suggestions on how to keep your Starbucks drinks healthy. 

1. Go with no whipped cream. You can cut 50-70 calories.  
Like fancy drinks and frappuccino? The easiest way to knock 50-70 calories off of your drink is to go without sweetened whipped cream. 

2. Order a smaller size. 
Order Tall instead of Grande can reduce your calorie intake by 50-100 calories.
When Grande 2% milk White Chocolate Mocha without whipped cream is 400 calories, a tall size of the drink is 300 calories, 100 calories less than the grande version. 

3. Choose Nonfat over 2% milk. 
Although many studies have found that non-fat or low -fat are not necessarily healthier than full fat, if you are counting calories, going nonfat can reduce your calorie intake by 40-50 calories. 

4. Reduce the pump count of flavored syrup
In an iced grande drink, there are 4 pumps of flavored syrup. Since each pump of syrup is 20 calories (mocha syrup is 25 calories), going down to 3 pumps can spare 20 calories. 

Even if you are to order the same drink, by applying all four ordering strategies, you can drastically reduce the calories of each drink. 

Final Look at the Starbucks Menu

1. While Chocolate Mocha

Size: Tall

  • Topping: No whipped cream
  • Milk: Nonfat milk
  • Syrup: 1 less pump of flavored syrup
  • Calories: 250 calories (-120 calories) 

2. Green Tea Frappuccino

Size: Tall

  • Topping: No whipped cream
  • Milk: Nonfat milk
  • Syrup: 1 less pump of flavored syrup
  • Calories: 190 calories (-200 calories) 

3. Vanilla Latte

Size: Tall

  • Milk: Nonfat milk
  • Syrup: 1 less pump of flavored syrup
  • Calories: 150 calories (-100 calories) 

4. Cafe Mocha

Size: Tall

  • Topping: No whipped cream
  • Milk: Nonfat milk
  • Syrup: 1 less pump of flavored syrup
  • Calories: 145 calories (-185 calories) 

There you have it. Making small but conscious choices can reduce over 100 calories per drink. 


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