5 best low-calorie caffeinated drinks at Starbucks

Need caffeine, but not the calories? We’ve got you covered. Here are 5 options for low-calorie caffeinated drinks you can get at Starbucks.

  1. Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte: This drink swaps out the whole milk in a regular latte for nonfat milk. Ask for sugar-free vanilla syrup to keep the calories down. A Grande size (16 fl oz) has just 90 calories.
  2. Black Coffee: This classic choice is naturally calorie-free and packs a caffeine punch. You can add a splash of sugar-free vanilla or flavored syrup for a hint of sweetness without adding many calories. A Grande Pike Place Roast has only 5 calories.
  3. Iced Caffe Americano: Similar to black coffee, but with a slightly stronger flavor. An Americano uses espresso shots diluted with hot water. A Grande size has about 15 calories. You can add a splash of sugar-free flavored syrup or cold foam for some sweetness.
  4. Chai Tea Latte (Skinny Milk, Sugar-Free Vanilla): While chai tea latte itself can be sugary, opting for nonfat milk and sugar-free vanilla syrup reduces the calories significantly. A Grande size with these modifications comes in around 80 calories.
  5. Teavana Shaken Peach Citrus Tea (Unsweetened): This sugar-free tea option is a refreshing and lightly caffeinated drink. A Grande size has 0 calories and 40mg of caffeine. You can add a splash of sugar-free flavored syrup if you prefer it sweeter.

Remember, these are just a few ideas. Customizing your drink by opting for sugar-free syrups and nonfat or alternative milk like almond milk can significantly reduce the calorie content of your favorite Starbucks beverage.