Ohhhhhhhkay. So we are officially in Holiday mode, and frothy holiday beverages are aplenty. Here’s the problem – some of those drinks contain up to 30% of the fat we should be consuming for the WHOLE DAY. In ONE DRINK. It’s a toughie because they are all so delicious. There are some changes we can make to the order, but your Gingerbread Latte – no matter how you swing it – is still just a treat, and should not be consumed once a day. Let’s go through some of our favorites.
Starbucks Caramel Macchiato:
Do these numbers alarm you? They should. They are all around far, far too high for just one beverage.
Enjoy a variation of this drink guilt-free by ordering a Skinny version.
Skinny Caramel Macchiato:
Made with non-fat milk, sugar-free syrup
Starbucks Gingerbread Latte:
Skinny Gingerbread Latte:
Dunkin Donuts Caramel Mocha Latte w/ Milk (Medium)
….50 sugars!!! 330 Calories!!! This is one of my favorite lattes to order, and by making a few tweaks I can still have a flavored Latte as a treat from time to time.
Caramel Latte w/ Skim Milk and 1 pump Caramel
56% Fewer Calories!
There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to enjoy seasonal drinks while they’re around – just be mindful of what you’re consuming. Wouldn’t it be a terrible waste if you bust your ass at the gym and then drink the calories back? And not even catch a buzz while you’re at it? (ha ha)