Watching Your Weight? Avoid These Drinks at Starbucks

Watching your weight? Avoid these Starbucks drinks

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Some Starbucks drinks are safe. These aren’t. 

Starbucks’ menu is filled with options as diverse as from the Pumpkin spice latte to a fruity smoothie. (It’s even bigger if you consider their secret menu, the one only frequent Starbucks customers know about – don’t worry, you can get a sneak peek right here!) Have you ever wondered though exactly how Starbucks makes their drinks so tasty? Have you ever checked to see how many calories are in your favorite drink? If you’re ordering a simple coffee or tea, you’re in the safe zone — but, if you’re a fan of the Frappuccino or mocha, you’re dabbling in the high-calorie zone.

There are plenty of drinks at Starbucks that won’t bust your waistline. Nevertheless, if you’re trying to keep up with your post-summer bikini bod, there are definitely drinks you should avoid.

Looking to enjoy your Starbucks with zero guilt? Here are a few drinks you should stay away from.

Peppermint Mocha

The amount of calories in this bad boy will make you quit the peppermint and never look back. According to the Starbucks website, there’s 440 calories in just one 16 ounce serving.

Carmel Flan Latte

The Daily Meal has previously reported that in order to burn the calories you intake by drinking one Caramel Flan Latte, you would need to spend an hour and fifteen minutes biking. For more context, consider that this drink is the carbohydrate equivalent of eating 6 ½ slices of wheat bread.

Green Tea Soy Latte

You’d think a drink that contains green tea and soy would be healthy —alas, that’s just not true. With the calorie and fat intake in this drink, you might as well be slurping on a milkshake! One 16 ounce serving contains 350 calories.


Shocking, isn’t it? Click here for more drinks to avoid if you want to drink guilt-free Starbucks.