Starbucks Holiday Drinks Ranked From Healthiest To Least Healthy
If you are like me and trying to recover from Thanksgiving and trying to watch your weight during the most wonderful time of the year… LISTEN UP!
Caffeine gets me through the everyday and I’m not opposed to stopping at my local Starbucks. Especially when your out shopping. There’s just something about Christmas shopping with a holiday cup in your hand (such a vibe).
Someone had nutritionists rank a bunch of Starbucks drinks that are popular in winter. Some are “official” holiday drinks, others aren’t. For example, you’d have to hack their Eggnog Latte this year. But here’s what they said . . .
1. Their new Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte got a B-plus. It’s only 150 calories with 3.5 grams of fat. And none of it is saturated fat.
2. Gingerbread Latte . . . B-minus. The Starbucks version has 38 grams of sugar. Other coffee places might do a slightly healthier version though.
3. Chai Latte . . . B-minus. Starbucks uses a chai syrup that’s loaded with 42 grams of sugar. They’re a lot healthier at places that use real chai tea.
4. Peppermint Mocha . . . they gave it a C. A grande at Starbucks has 54 grams of sugar. Again, it’s because they use flavored syrup instead of real peppermint.
5. Eggnog Latte . . . C-minus. The Starbucks version has 52 grams of sugar and more saturated fat than anything else on the list. The only plus is 17 grams of protein.
6. Chestnut Praline Latte . . . they gave it a D. It’s only got 39 grams of sugar, but nothing about it is healthy in any way.
7. Salted Caramel Latte, an F. 470 calories with 59 grams of sugar. That’s more than twice the added sugar you’re supposed to have in an entire day.