Who doesn’t love to indulge in a refreshing Starbucks drink now and then? But if you’re working on weight loss or fitness goals, pesky coffee calories can get in the way. Luckily, there are some secrets to ordering healthier Starbucks drinks with 100 calories or less so you can satisfy your coffee craving without throwing off your diet.
10 Drinks under 100 Calories You Can Order at Starbucks
Whether you’re looking for something simple or a sweet treat — and yes, even the coveted PSL — there are surprisingly lots of low-calorie options you can grab at Starbucks. Here’s how to order your next low-cal drink:
Nitro cold brew: 1 calorie
What’s in it: Cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen for a frothy texture
Caffè americano: 11 calories
What’s in it: Espresso topped with water, available in hot or iced
Chai tea latte: 30 calories
What’s in it: Grande chai tea with almond milk, topped with cinnamon powder
Hibiscus iced tea: 35 calories
What’s in it: Freshly brewed hibiscus tea with a splash of lemonade
Pumpkin cream cold brew: 75 calories
What’s in it: Grande cold foam cold brew, 1 pump of pumpkin spice, 2 pumps sugar-free vanilla syrup, splash of any milk
Matcha green tea latte: 75 calories
What’s in it: Tall almond milk latte with matcha powder and 3 pumps of vanilla syrup
Pumpkin cinnamon iced coffee: 90 calories
What’s in it: Grande iced coffee, 1 pump pumpkin spice, 3 pumps sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup, splash of any milk
Coffee light frappuccino: 90 calories
What’s in it: Tall frappuccino coffee blend, 1 shot of espresso, skim milk, blended with ice
Iced pumpkin chai: 100 calories
What’s in it: Grande iced chai with almond milk, 2 pumps chai, 2 pumps pumpkin spice
Skinny vanilla latte: 100 calories
What’s in it: Grande hot or iced latte with almond milk, 3 pumps sugar-free vanilla
3 Insider Tips to Cut Calories at Starbucks
Don’t see your favorite Starbucks drink on the list? No problem! Use these insider secrets to make any drink a little healthier and lower in calories so you can still indulge without breaking the calorie bank:
- Ask for fewer syrup pumps. Most Starbucks drinks come standard with 3 syrup pumps for a tall, 4 pumps for a grande, 5 pumps for a hot venti, and 6 pumps for an iced venti. An easy way to trim calories and sugar is to ask for fewer syrup pumps in your drink. You can also ask for sugar-free syrup options.
- Try a dairy alternative. Swapping standard 2% milk with almond, soy, or coconut milk can save on calories and fat for just about any drink. Just keep in mind that the dairy-alternatives at Starbucks are still sweetened, so they will add some sugar to your beverage.
- Hold the whip. The whipped cream alone for a grande Starbucks drink adds a whopping 100 calories, so you might want to skip it altogether or ask for light whipped cream.