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How to Make it Skinny at Starbucks

You’ve probably heard of Starbucks guilt-free Skinny lattes.  In a tall size, which is a 12 oz. it has about 90 calories, 0 grams of fat and 9 grams of protein and their available in three yummy flavours like Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut and Cinnamon Dolce.  When I go to Starbucks, usually get a tall, soy mocha with light whip and I ask for only 1 pump of mocha.  It usually comes with 3 pumps, but with light whip, that's way more sugar then I want in my coffee. 
I choose soy milk instead of regular milk.  This way I can save the calories, fat and the hormones and chemicals I don't want that are in milk.  Most coffee shops don't use organic milk, so I'd rather not drink their non-fat version.  You won't know the difference and you can save hundreds of calories just by changing the milk, number of pumps and adjusting the whip.  More tips on on making your drink skinny from Starbucks:  
  • Opt for nonfat milk. That saves up to 120 calories and 15g fat.
  • Switch to sugar-free syrup or go with less pumps.  That trims off about 20 calories and 5g sugar per pump of syrup!  
  • Hold the whip. Or if you have a craving for whip cream, just ask for light whip.  Whipped cream adds about 50 to 110 calories and 5 to 11g of fat to your drink.

Additional ways to shave some calories to your favorite Starbucks drink:  Choose an iced drink. When you add ice, you displace some of the milk.  So while you’ll be missing out on a little calcium, you’ll be saving a few calories. For example, a Tall Skinny Vanilla Latte is about 90 calories; the Iced version is only about 60.  
Add espresso. An espresso shot has about 5 calories. Adding a shot of espresso displaces an ounce of the milk, which lowers the overall calories. For example, an Iced Tall Nonfat Latte is about 70 calories. Add a shot, and you have an Iced Double Tall Nonfat Latte at approximately 60 calories.  Ask for extra foam. The foamier the milk, the less calories in the drink. This is why a Cappuccino has fewer calories than a Caffè Latte.  So try these options and find your favorite skinny drink! :)

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