15 Healthy Starbucks Drinks That Taste Indulgent


You might be surprised by the variety of Starbucks beverages that clock in at less than 200 calories. From classic espresso to creamy coffee confections, we found 15 Healthy Starbucks Drinks That Taste Indulgent for everyone.

1. Brewed Coffee or Americano: 5-10 Calories

At just 5 and 10 calories, respectively, plain coffees and cafe Americanos (espresso diluted with hot water) are the lowest-calorie Starbucks drinks on the menu. If you find them bitter, ask for a light splash of any milk to add creaminess for very few calories.

2. Nonfat Cappuccino: 60 calories

My signature frothy drink when I’m watching calories, a cappuccino combines rich espresso with frothy, foamy milk. This is the lowest milk-based option on Starbucks’ menu. Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on top for even more flavor.

3. Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso: 90 calories

Espresso, brown sugar syrup, and oat milk are shaken over ice for a mildly sweet drink that clocks in at less than 100 calories. If you can’t get enough, order a grande or venti and ask for half the pumps of syrup.

4. Skinny Vanilla Latte: 100 calories

Lattes don’t have to be calorie bombs! This drink combines a few shots of espresso with frothed nonfat milk and a ribbon of sugar-free vanilla syrup. It’s caffeinating, creamy, a little sweet, and can be ordered hot or iced.

5. Caramel Frappuccino Light Blended Beverage: 100 calories

If you’re craving something blended, a light caramel Frappuccino is the healthiest iced option on the menu. It’s made with blended ice, nonfat milk, coffee, and caramel syrup. You can order many Starbucks Frappuccinos “light,” which means they’ll be made with with nonfat milk, no whip, and sugar-free syrup.

6. Iced Coffee with Syrup: 60 Calories

On a hot day, nothing beats an iced coffee. Starbucks includes sugar syrup that blends into the liquid with this drink, and you can add or reduce pumps as you please. I like to reduce the syrup pumps and add light half and half to make the drink less sweet and more creamy.

8. Blonde Flat White: 100 calories

If you like espresso-based drinks but want a stronger coffee flavor, try a flat white. Ordered with nonfat milk, this drink has just 100 calories and boasts 9 grams of protein. Order it hot or iced.

9. Skinny Chai Tea Latte: 120 calories

Tea lovers, this one’s for you! This spicy, cozy choice is a classic healthy Starbucks drink for fall that’s made with cinnamon- and clove-infused black tea and steamed and frothed milk. A nonfat tall chai latte clocks in at just 120 calories.

10. Nitro Cold Brew: 5 calories

Love cold brew but looking for even more of a caffeine boost? Try a nitro cold brew. Infused with nitrogen as it’s poured out of a tap, it’s slightly creamy and foamy. This summer favorite has 0 grams of sugar and just 5 calories when you don’t add milk or syrup.

11. Cold Brew: 5 Calories

Cold brew is made with a slow-steeping process that gives more depth to the iced coffee. This is my go-to drink in the warm seasons when I want more of a caffeine kick than iced coffee. Add a light splash of any milk for just a few more calories.

12. Shaken Iced Green Tea: 0 calories

This drink combines lemongrass, mint, and lemon verbena. Green tea has health benefits that include improved fat burning, antioxidants, and brain function. Be sure to ask for it unsweetened.

13. Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher: 50 calories

If you’ve ever seen a raspberry-colored Starbucks drink, it’s probably a refresher. These combine Teavana iced tea with fruit juice and add-ins to create a refreshing sip. For an even lower calorie option, try the Iced Passion Tango Tea (30 calories).

14. Peach Tranquility Tea: 0 Calories

If you love peach tea, the Peach Tranquility Tea has hints of chamomile, rose hips, lemon verbena, and, of course, peach. Be mindful of the sweetener you choose to keep it 0 calories. It’s caffeine-free too!

15. Nonfat Cafe Mocha: 190 calories

While a rich, chocolate-flavored coffee isn’t exactly healthy, sometimes true chocolate lovers just need their weekly dose. The trick? Ask for non-fat milk, no whipped cream, and light mocha sauce.

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