If you’re anything like me, I love when Starbucks comes out with new seasonal recipes… and you guessed it! PUMPKIN SPICE IS BACK!
I’ve got a lot of messages from you babes about how to make Starbucks seasonal pumpkin drinks healthier and fit your weight loss goals. While I’m a firm believer that it’s fine to indulge in a sweet treat without caring about the calories once in a while, let’s be honest: if you’re having a pumpkin spice latte every day it can definitely hold you back from your weight loss goals.
That’s because most Starbucks drinks (especially the fan favorite pumpkin spiced latte) are packed with calories and lack fiber (the nutrient that keeps you full). Not to mention these drinks are often loaded with multiple pumps of sauces and sweeteners that provide as much sugar as a slice of cake! And while they can be enjoyed in moderation, making these drinks a habit can spike your blood sugar, leave you more hangry and irritable later on, and add extra calories that make it difficult to hit your calorie goals for weight loss.
But don’t get me wrong: I’m certainly not saying you have to avoid all these delicious drinks this Fall!
That’s why I’ve rounded up my top 5 Healthiest Pumpkin Drinks at Starbucks to help you babes enjoy all things pumpkin spice without it holding you back from your weight loss goals!
Pumpkin Cold Foam Cold Brew: 70 calories
To order, ask for 1 grande cold foam cold brew. Ask for 2 pumps sugar free vanilla syrup (instead of regular vanilla) in the cold brew. Ask for 1 pump pumpkin sauce in the foam and make sure they don’t add regular vanilla syrup. Provides 70 calories and 14 grams of sugar.
Pumpkin Spice Hot Coffee: 90 calories
To order, ask for a tall blonde Americano in a grande cup with 1 pump pumpkin sauce, 3 pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup with steamed almond milk. Provides 90 calories and 10.5 grams of sugar.
Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte: 90 calories
To order, ask for a grande iced coffee with no classic syrup. Ask for 1 pump pumpkin sauce, 3 pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup and a splash of light cream. Provides 90 calories and 12 grams of sugar
Skinny Pumpkin Cinnamon Iced Coffee: 85 calories
To order, ask for a grande iced coffee with 2% milk, 1 pump cinnamon dolce syrup and 1 pump pumpkin spice sauce. Provides ~85 calories.
Pumpkin Cold Brew: 70 calories
To order, ask for a grande cold brew with 1 pump pumpkin spice sauce with 2 pumps sugar free vanilla. Ask for light cream. Provides 70 calories and 10.5 grams of sugar.
Love other Starbucks drinks, but aren’t sure how to fit those calories into your weight loss goals? Click here to grab The Sorority Nutritionist’s Starbucks Swaps Guide to learn more ways to make your favorite Starbucks drinks lower calorie to help your weight loss goals while having FUN!