Healthy Starbucks Options

I love coffee. I used to be only a tea drinker for years, and then college happened and I made the lifestyle change. I still drink tea, but hot tea is generally pretty easy to navigate in terms of healthy options. Coffee, especially buying Starbucks made drinks, tends to be a bit more difficult.

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Mr. Yell and I have eliminated additional sugars from our diet; including sweet sugary drinks, pastry goods, and other overly-sweet snacks. (Ya’ll this has been a struggle, but so rewarding, but that is a post for another time) In honor of our lifestyle change, I have taken the time to create a small list of my favorite (and HEALTHY) Starbucks drinks!

First, I want to mention that the healthiest option is ordering a Tall size. I know it is so tempting to buy the bigger sizes, but the Tall is really all one person needs in terms of serving sizes. This saves on money, calories, and sugars when ordering from Starbucks. Also, the non-fat milk or coconut milk substitutes go a LONG way. Sometimes cutting 50 more calories along with sugar content. Keeping this in mind, each of these drinks are always a Tall with either the soy or non-fat milk (if I want milk).

Healthy Starbucks Drinks

Iced:

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Cold Brew Coffee

This is the healthiest option at Starbucks for iced/cold drinks. This has less calories than the iced coffee and tastes amazing!

Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is my favorite, and I love how Starbucks makes it. I always get mine with non-fat milk with NO ADDED sweetener and it is perfect for a warm day when you need that caffeine boost!

Hot:

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Flat White

I don’t often buy hot drinks (I live in Louisiana and it’s cold 3 days the whole year…) but when I do Flat White is my go-to beverage. This drink is smooth without being too thick, especially getting coconut milk or non-fat milk.

Latte Macchiato

This is a great option as well. It has more of a kick than the Flat White and is delicious! It is a perfect warm coffee option and I totally recommend!

 

What coffee drinks do you enjoy? Are there any Starbucks options I missed?

 

Much love. Much grace.

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Cozy Coffee Playlist 2016

As I have mentioned before, I love music. Mr. Yell and I love traveling to concerts, no matter how far they are!  We have records, digital copies, and many (MANY!) CDs. I have written a few posts about my favorite artists and figured it was time to share some of that music with you!

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This month I took the time to create a playlist of songs I have been enjoying this season.  Since it’s February I figured it was time to add a bit of pizazz to the cold weather! These are some songs that Mr. Yell and I enjoy while reading, working, or just drinking a cup of coffee in this winter weather.

Please enjoy this first edition of the “Cozy Coffee Playlist”!

Enjoy this wonderful winter season!

Much love. Much grace.

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