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What Nutritionists Order At Starbucks

We asked nurtitionists how they stay caffeinated at the popular coffee chain.

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What Nutritionists Order At Starbucks

Ever wonder how nutrition pros get their caffeine fix? Registered dietitians from across the county share their go-to orders when they stop in to Starbucks.

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Caffe Latte

Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in the New York City area asks her barista for a latte. "My go-to order is pretty simple: I order a tall caffe latte made with 2 percent milk! I often order coffee drinks as part of a snack (usually with a piece of fruit), and so I like to get filling nutrients with them. This drink is made simply with steamed milk and espresso — and with 10 grams of protein, it sticks with me!"

Melissa Halas-Liang, dietitian at MelissasHealthyLiving.com also opts for a latte. "I usually get a medium-size half decaf soy latte" says Halas-Liang. "It's my kind of sweet and serves as a treat and gives me a boost without too much caffeine or extra calories. If I'm on the road and need a small meal, I'll get the same latte mentioned, a Siggi’s yogurt and a banana. It's enough of a protein and carb boost to serve as a meal when driving."

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Americano

"After spending last summer in Italy, we became hooked on a little espresso we'd make each morning — so much so, we bought our own Italian Bialetti Moka Express for home," confesses Chris Mohr, PhD, RD of Mohr Results, Inc. "It makes a tiny espresso, which we water down a bit but then didn't know what to order at a coffee shop because it's not quite a drip coffee. I had a conversation with a barista and learned that a 'short Americano' is the same as what we were drinking and it's now become our go-to."

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Pineapple Black Tea Infusion

"I’m a big tea drinker," says Toby Amidor, MS, RD award-winning nutrition expert and Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author of The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook. Amidor’s go-to thirst quencher is an unsweetened venti pineapple black tea infusion with lots of ice. "If I’m in need of a snack, I’ll grab their egg white and red pepper sous vide egg bites for 170 calories, 7 grams of fat and 13 grams of both protein and carbs which helps curb hunger until I can sit down and eat my next well-balanced meal."

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