Trying to find the lowest calorie drink from Starbucks? Look no further. I’m sharing my favorite iced Starbucks drink, and a few other of the best iced coffee from Starbucks that will leave you with plenty of options next time you make a coffee run!
Truth be told, I love to get my coffee inspiration from @themacrobarista on Instagram! Alex is always sharing macro-friendly versions of popular Starbucks and Dunkin coffees that allow consumers to still enjoy a coffee treat without ingesting all the calories and sugar that usually accompany those favorite orders.
I know it’s not often we combine the words “Starbucks” and “low calorie” in the same sentence, but it is possible to find the lowest calorie drinks at Starbucks and still enjoy the way they taste. I promise.
Did you know that coffee is actually good for you? Enjoying coffee in moderation has been linked to lower levels of depression, improved heart and brain health, and can assist in weight management, too.
Order These Iced Drinks from Starbucks on Your Next Coffee Run
Basic Iced Coffee
One of the best Starbucks cold drinks is just ordering a basic iced coffee, leaving the frills and thrills aside.
When I’m not in the mood for something special, and I’m really just wanted a taste of caffeine in a deliciously cold sip, here’s what I ask for:
- Grande Starbucks medium roast iced coffee
- A little bit of almond milk
- Two Stevias
That’s it. I prefer to call it classic over basic. But the point is that it’s tasty, it’s fresh, it’s iced, and it’s low calorie. Essentially it’s a win all around.
Bonus: this also translates to a really good low calorie hot coffee option, too.
Starbucks Dirty Chai Iced Tea Latte
This drink can be ordered hot or cold, but ordering it iced is honestly my favorite way to enjoy this latte!
Here’s what you’ll say when you order:
- Ask for a Grande hot or iced chai tea latte
- Ask to sub almond milk
- Request only one pump of chai
- Ask for two pups of sugar free vanilla syrup to be added
- Add in one shot of blonde espresso
Nutrition information and macro breakdown: 80 calories, 10g carbs, 3g fat, 1g protein, 100mg caffeine
The best part about both these drinks is that they’re dairy free. If you’d rather swap the almond milk for half and half or regular milk you are certainly free to do so! Just keep in mind it may alter the macros slightly depending on the milk or milk substitute you’re using.
If you’re a fan of all things pumpkin spiced, then you can check out another low calorie seasonal Starbucks drink here: Iced Pumpkin Chai.
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Thrive with Mariya says
I love your suggestions! I usually find most of Starbucks’ drinks (mostly specials) extremely high in sugar and calories. It’s great that you suggested some great low-calorie options for those who want to live healthier. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Natasha Funderburk says
I’m such a coffee addict that I have to find healthier versions or I’d be a mess! haha! Try these and let me know what you think! xo
Jodie the Mom says
Thanks for sharing. I love coffee!
Natasha Funderburk says
Same!! You’ll have to try this and let me know what you think. I’m sipping on this recipe now!