If you鈥檙e eagerly awaiting the warm weather and sunny days of summer, then Starbucks is ready to get you prepped with its perfect cool drinks and frothy frappuccinos (and we鈥檙e not just talking about the new boozy offerings). But, the downside is that some of these drinks are high in sugar and calories 鈥 totally okay for once in awhile, but not ideal all the time (boo!). Which is why you鈥檒l be excited to learn a few tricks, courtesy of Starbucks, to make your order a little more health-savvy. Yum and yay!


First, a few tips鈥

Fewer Pumps: 鈥淎sk for less syrup to help reduce the sweetness and calories in any beverage. Unsweetened iced coffee and tea typically has fewer than 10 calories.鈥

Make it Light: 鈥淢ost handcrafted espresso and Frappuccino庐 blended beverages can be requested 鈥渓ight鈥 or 鈥渟kinny,鈥 made with sugar-free syrup, nonfat milk and without whipped cream. A Tall (12-ounce) Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte is 60 calories, and a Tall Caramel Frappuccino庐 Light blended beverage is 100 calories. 鈥

Skip the Whip: 鈥淔rappuccino blended beverages can be customized more than 36,000 ways. Request just a little whip or no whip to save between 80 to 110 calories, depending on the size and type of drink.鈥


Now, a few exact orders of 10 Starbucks cold beverages with 100 calories or less鈥

鈥淪tarbucks offers a variety of refreshing cold beverages that are 100 calories or less, and under 20 grams of sugar for a Tall (12-ounce) serving.鈥

Cold Brew Coffee: 鈥淪tarbucks smooth small-batch cold coffee, slow-steeped for 20 hours, has fewer than 5 calories and 0 grams of sugar. Add a splash of 2% milk (25 calories, 2 grams of sugar) to bring a creamy side to its chocolatey, citrusy flavor. 鈥

Iced Coffee: 鈥淢ade with freshly brewed Starbucks庐 Iced Coffee Blend, lightly sweetened over ice is 60 calories and 15 grams of sugar. Unsweetened it is fewer than 5 calories and contains 0 grams of sugar.鈥

Iced Caff猫 Americano: 鈥淓spresso shots topped with water to produce a light layer of crema, served over ice. 10 calories, 0 grams of sugar. 鈥

Iced Skinny Mocha: 鈥淏ittersweet skinny mocha sauce, espresso and non-fat milk served over ice. 90 calories, 7 grams of sugar.鈥

Starbucks庐 Doubleshot on Ice: 鈥淢ade with rich, full-bodied espresso that鈥檚 been chilled and mellowed with a touch of 2% milk and lightly sweetened. 70 calories, 11 grams of sugar. 鈥

Teavana庐 Shaken Iced Tea: 鈥淧remium Teavana庐 tea lightly sweetened and shaken with ice. Flavors include Passion Tango Tea, Black Tea and Green Tea. 60 calories, 15 grams of sugar. 鈥

Teavana庐 Shaken Sweet Tea: 鈥淭eavana庐 black iced tea brewed double-strength with real cane sugar. 80 calories, 19 grams of sugar. 鈥

Starbucks Refreshers鈩 Beverages: 鈥淗andcrafted in Starbucks stores with real fruit juice and lightly caffeinated with green coffee extract. Available in Very Berry Hibiscus (60 calories, 12 grams of sugar), Cool Lime (45 calories, 11 grams of sugar) and Strawberry Acai (80 calories, 16 grams of sugar). 鈥

Espresso Light Frappuccino庐 Blended Coffee: 鈥淔rappuccino庐 roast coffee combined with a shot of espresso and nonfat milk, blended with ice. 80 calories and 16 grams of sugar. 鈥

Evolution Fresh鈩 Sweet Greens and Lemon: 鈥淎 medley of green vegetables with a touch of apple and a squeeze of lemon. A bottle (15.2 fl. oz.) is 100 calories and 19 grams of sugar. 鈥

We might have to (happily) try each and every one!

What鈥檚 your chilly, tasty, low-cal drink of choice? Tweet us @britandco!

(photos via Starbucks and @starbucks)