8 Better-for-You Drinks on the Starbucks Menu

Here's how you can make your daily coffee run healthier.

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Healthiest Drinks at Starbucks

Let’s be honest, we all hit up Starbucks at least once in a while — some of us every morning — for a fun new latte or sweet Frappucino. The problem is many of the drinks on Starbucks' menu are loaded with sugar and fat, making this coffee run a fairly unhealthy habit. But how do you know what to order to get your caffeine fix without the calories? To help make your order a little healthier (and easier), we've rounded up the healthiest options on the menu so you can make a quick decision without holding up the line.

How We Did It

Thanks to the Starbucks app it's now incredibly easy not only to view the menu ahead of time, and to customize drinks to your nutritional wants and needs. The nutrition facts automatically update as you make tweaks to your beverage of choice. You can even place a mobile order to pick up your healthy coffee quicker.

2% Cappuccino

Craving a cozy blend of espresso and foamy milk? A 16 fluid ounce serving made with reduced fat 2% milk is a very sensible 140 calories; if you need a little sweetness, 1 teaspoon of sugar only adds 15 additional calories.

Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher

These shaken fruit drinks are a hot item year-round. The Very Berry flavor (without lemonade) has 70 calories and is the lowest in sugar with only 19 grams per 16 fl oz serving. This drink also contains caffeine (about 1/2 of what you'd find in an 8-ounce cup of coffee), so it'll keep you going all day long.

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

This cold coffee drink tastes like a decadent treat without actually being one — and it'll only cost you 120 calories per serving! Be warned, though: An Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso drink packs a punch with 255 milligrams of caffeine in a Grande-sized drink.

Drip Coffee

Don’t count out Starbucks' daily drips! This simple roasted coffee, with a modest amount of milk and sugar, can be a sensible choice. Try a sprinkle of cocoa powder or cinnamon to boost the flavor without adding extra calories.

Iced Peach Green Tea

A refreshing blend of green tea and peach flavors complimented by lemon grass and sweetened with white grape juice concentrate (an added sugar), a 16 fluid ounce portion of Iced Peach Green Tea contains only 60 calories.

Espresso Frappuccino Blended Coffee

Pass on the whipped cream and enjoy your frosty coffee with a few less bells and whistles. This Grande espresso version, with whole milk, comes in at 230 calories and 48 grams of sugar. To cut the sugar and calories, ask for just one or two pumps of coffee syrup, instead of three.

Cold Brew

At only 5 calories, this chilly and smooth cold brew is super popular with hordes of coffee-lovers.

Black Chai Tea

If a hot cup of tea is more your style, cozy up with a warm and aromatic black chai for zero calories and 40 milligrams of per serving — that’s about half of the caffeine found in an 8 fluid ounce cup of coffee.