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6 Low-Calorie Holiday Starbucks Drink Ideas

6 Low-Calorie Holiday Starbucks Drink Ideas

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Hey there! It’s been a little while since I posted on my blog, however, I’ve been working on a ton of new, exciting stuff! Plus, work in general, and classes have been taxing. Although, isn’t school always strenuous this time year? So, for today’s post, I thought I would give you some delicious and festive Starbuck drink ideas that you can try on your next commute to school or work this week!

This post is an updated version of last year’s post on my “healthier” Starbucks drinks recipes. So, definitely go check that one out for additional drink ideas! Again, I say “healthier” because all 6 of these drink recipes are low-calorie, macro-friendly, and, for the most part, dairy-free. However, just like my other post, I want to give the same disclaimer:

Although these drinks contain way fewer calories, I wouldn’t exactly describe them as “healthy.” BUT, they are healthier than the original drinks sold at Starbucks. And although these drinks do contain artificial sweeteners, you are saving hundreds of calories, and tons of sugar, by opting for these “healthier” drinks instead!

For example, the regular version of the Chestnut Praline Latte at Starbucks would be 13 grams of fat, 42 grams of carbs, and 39 grams of sugar!! The healthier alternative that I mention below contains only 2 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbs, and 13 grams of sugar! Saving you 26 grams of sugar from one drink!! These drinks simply allow you to enjoy your favorite wintery/festive drinks (balance!) while cutting down on the unnecessary calories and sugar! Remember, moderation and balance are the keys to a sustainable and long-lasting healthy lifestyle! 🤗


With that, let’s get into these 6 low-calorie holiday Starbucks drink ideas!




6 low-calorie holiday Starbucks drink ideas



Hot Drinks: 



1. Chestnut Praline Latte ~ 80 Calories 


How To Order: 

Ask for…

  • A GRANDE Caffé Misto
  • Ask to substitute almond milk
  • Ask for TWO (2) pumps of chestnut praline syrup
  • Add ONE (1) Splenda or other 0 calories sweetener of choice
  • Ask for chestnut praline topping on top


2. Toffee Nut Mocha ~ 130 Calories 


How To Order: 

Ask for…

  • A TALL Americano in a grande cup
  • Ask for ristretto shots
  • Ask for TWO (2) pumps of skinny mocha (or 1 pump of regular mocha syrup)
  • Add ONE (1) pump of toffee nut syrup
  • Ask for ONE (1) Splenda or other 0 calories sweetener of choice
  • Ask for HALF steamed almond milk and HALF water
  • Optional: You can also add a pump of sugar-free vanilla syrup just in case you want it a little sweeter!


3. White Chocolate Mocha ~ Approx: 100-130 Calories 


How To Order: 

Ask for…

  • A GRANDE Caffé Latte
  • Ask to substitute almond milk
  • Add TWO (2) pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce
  • Add TWO (2) pumps of sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Optional: You can also include a light caramel drizzle on top as well!



Iced Drinks:  


1. Caramel Brûlée Cold Foam Cold Brew ~ 70 Calories 


How To Order: 

Ask for…

  • A GRANDE Cold Brew with cold foam (not sweet cream foam!)
  • Ask for ONE (1) pump of caramel brûlée sauce in the foam (no vanilla)
  • Ask for THREE (3) pumps of sugar-free vanilla in the cold brew
  • Optional: ask for light half-and-half or non-dairy milk (i.e: almond, coconut, soy, etc.)
  • Ask for caramel brûlée topping on top


2. Peppermint Mocha ~ 75 Calories


How To Order: 

Ask for…

  • A GRANDE Cold Brew (or change to a decaf iced Americano or unsweetened iced coffee, if you prefer that)
  • Ask for ONE (1) pump of mocha syrup (or skinny mocha syrup if your Starbucks location offers that)
  • Ask for ONE (1) pump of peppermint syrup
  • Add a splash of half-and-half or almond milk


3. Chestnut Praline Frappuccino ~ 110 Calories


How To Order: 

Ask for…

  • A GRANDE Chestnut Praline Frappuccino
  • Ask to substitute EXTRA ALMOND milk
  • Ask for only TWO (2) pumps of frapp roast
  • Add only TWO (2) packets of Splenda or ONE (1) Stevia
  • Ask for NO Frappuccino base

I hope you all enjoy these delicious festive drinks this winter and holiday season! ☕️ ☃️

If you want to see other “healthy” Starbucks drink alternatives, definitely go check out Alex Moe – @themacrobarista on Instagram – as these incredible drinks were inspired and created by him! And be sure to follow him so you can keep up with all of his new creations!

Let me know which one of these 6 healthy Starbucks drink recipes were/are your favorite in the comments!

Talk to you soon!

xo, Cydney




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