We all do it. Stand in line, cell phones in hand, patiently taking out 30 minutes of our morning to do one thing: wait for our favorite coffee drink in the Starbucks line.
I live in Denver, what seems to be the mecca of Ugg boots, lulu pants, and starbuck’s drinkers. So every morning on the way to work, I see tons of women sipping away their venti cups of happiness.
What I have noticed recently, is that the same women strolling with their lattes are working their butts off in the gym and not seeing a lot of progress; I have a possible answer and it’s not the 100 grams of carbs you’re eating a day in your meals; it’s the 56 grams of carbs you’re drinking twice a day!
Starbucks, gas station lattes, and your morning coffee shop treats are giving your body more than some extra java; they’re killing your progress through hidden sugar, carbs, and calories!
Your Spiced Vanilla Chai tea? 56 grams of carbs.
Your vanilla latter? 32 grams of carbs, even in a tall.
But before you have a caffeine melt down; don’t worry ladies! I’ve made it simple to pick your favorite coffee creations you love without adding that extra love on your hips.
10 Starbucks Drinks that won’t Blow your Diet:
ALL DRINKS IN TALL SERVING
-Skinny Vanilla Latte: Calories: 90 Fat: 0
-Non-Fat Caramel Macchiato: Calories: 140 Fat: 1
-Coffee Frappuccino with light syrup: Calories: 20 Fat: 0
-Non-Fat Iced Vanilla Latte: Calories: 120 Fat: 0
-Tazo Passion Fruit Tea with Splenda: Calories: 0 Fat: 0
-Iced Coffee with Light Syrup and Non-Fat milk: Calories: 10 Fat: .5
-Café Americano with Splenda: Calories: 10 Fat: 0
-Iced Skinny Latte: Calories: 60 Fat: 0
-Soy Tazo Chair Tea Latte: Calories: 170 Fat: 2
-Iced Americano with Splenda: Calories: 15 Fat: 0
So there’s the top picks for your caffeine fix. I am what you call a retired “Bucks Addict” and I love coffee drinks so much that I’ve resorted to allowing a $10 maximum on my card for Starbucks treats. I decided to find my own recipe for my favorite Starbucks drink, Cinnamon Dolce Latte, that I could have every morning; guilt free.
Al’s Protein Cinnamon Dolce Latte
What’s in it:
½ scoop Axis Labs Clutch Vanilla Protein, ½ cup light almond milk, 1 tbs. Splenda, cinnamon spices, 1 cup Keurig French vanilla cup.
How to make it:
Place vanilla protein, almond milk, Splenda in bottom of your favorite mug. Pour brewed coffee into mug and stir with spoon until blended and add 2 dashes of cinnamon on top.
Don’t make the mistake ladies of drinking away all your hard work on lattés! A fitness lifestyle is not about taking away what you love or those little indulgences; its about finding the alternatives that work for you and your goals!
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