The holiday season is here and Starbucks baristas are ready to whip up some much awaited holiday beverages for you. This season though, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy your favorite holiday drink with less calories too. Find out how to make your favorite Skinny Chestnut Praline Latte at home.
Starbucks expert baristas have recently said that there are ways to make your favorite Starbucks holiday beverages skinny. That means, it’s light on calorie,s but not on flavor. So, for those who want to have their favorite Starbucks holiday coffee drinks lightened up, here are some tips.
Skinny Chestnut Praline Latte. If you want to try a lighter version of the Chestnut Praline Latte, go ahead and ask your Starbucks barista to make you one without the whipped cream. It’s actually made of espresso, flavors of caramelized chestnut and freshly steamed nonfat milk so the skinny version will only have 160 calories for a Tall (12 fl. oz.) serving.
Skinny Peppermint Mocha. The next time you order your Peppermint Mocha, ask your Starbucks barista to use sugar-free peppermint syrup, nonfat milk, skinny mocha sauce as well as chocolate curls without whipped cream. That way, your holiday beverage will only have 100 calories when you get a Tall size.
Skinny Caramel Brulée Latte. The trick to making your Caramel Brulée Latte lighter is to order it without the whipped cream. Starbucks says its actually made with nonfat milk already, along with espresso, caramel brulée sauce and crunchy caramel sauce. Having it without the whipped cream means you only consume 240 calories when you order a Tall size.
Skinny Latte. Meanwhile, to make your everyday latte skinny, Starbucks says just request for nonfat milk. What’s more, having this regularly will also help you meet 30 percent of your daily calcium needs.
To sum up, Starbucks says that you can easily lighten up your favorite holiday beverage by requesting for nonfat milk (you can also opt for coconut milk or soy milk), sugar-free syrup, less syrup and no whipped cream (or little whip). But if you want to cut back on calories without lightening up your drink, you might want to consider switching from a Tall to a Short (8 fl. oz.) cup.