Now, with very little exception before a meeting I hear, going on a Starbucks run. Far different than the type of runs we went on in college. Everyone places their orders from black coffee to cinnamon spiced mochas, and of course everyone has their own size cup they want. Most people probably have no idea how many calories are in their Starbucks drink of choice. The nutritional information came from Starbuck’s own website.
On a single Starbucks run, one person could be drinking only 10 calories, while others can be packing it on with up to 720 calories. Seven hundred and twenty calories is what you get if you indulge in a Venti White Hot Chocolate with Whip. On LIVE’s Nutritional Plan, this person would be consuming more calories than the average person’s lunch or dinner. For some it could be half the calories they need in a day. What do you get for 10 calories? The Grande coffee of the week in regular or decaf is a mere 10 calories, which would be considered free food on the LIVE plan, which is why you won’t see it listed in our food exchange list. By the way a tall coffee of the week has only five calories. You probably burned that many calories reading this article while drinking your Starbucks.
The greatest way to not add access calories to your Starbucks drink is to stay away from the whip cream. Adding whip cream to your Grande drink adds a whopping 130 calories with 110 of calories coming from fat. This fat isn’t the good fat you get from fish either. Also, adding malt to any Grande drink and you just added 140 calories. Adding no excess topping is always going to be the way to keep from adding extra calories you just don’t need. For those of you who need the extra flavor, the sugar free syrup has zero calories and so does sprinkles. Also, chocolate and caramel are 5 and 15 calories per pump, so one won’t kill you.
Here is a list of some common Starbuck’s coffees and the calories that come with them. Each size is a Grande (16 fl. oz).
Caffe Latte 260 calories
Caffe Mocha 400 calories
Cappuccino 150 calories
Caramel Macchiato 310 calories
Espresso 005 calories
Iced Caramel Mocha 290 calories
Iced Vanilla Latte 210 calories
Average Frappuccino 410 calories
In LIVE’s Nutritional Plan you will find most of the Starbucks’ coffees. We want you to be able to see how to combine them into an optimal metabolism raising diet. For some, you will find that if you have to have your favorite Starbucks drink, it will be your entire snack. Others will find that they may have to find a new favorite drink to keep within their plan. We know that Starbucks can be a part of anybody’s successful diet once they know what to choose.