Choose a Lite Version of the Starbucks Frappuccino You Love

Starbucks Frappuccino you love

Choose a lite version of the Starbucks Frappuccino you love

Summer is here. The weather is gorgeous, and oooh, aren’t those balmy breezes divine? You feel as though you are on vacation all summer long and deserve to visit the nearest Starbucks for the Starbucks Frappuccino you love. But wait! Go back to the year 1995 when Starbucks introduced the original Coffee Frappuccino. Let’s take a look at the way things used to be before this famous summer drink debuted.

Coffee, just plain coffee, was on the drink menu, served black or with a little milk or cream and sugar. Back then, as they do today, people drank this addictive potion all day long and into the night.

Enter Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino. This famous 24 oz Frappuccino is still around today along with about twenty others to choose from. Even if you hold the whip, it still contains 14 teaspoons of sugar, “just” 350 calories and 3 grams of saturated fat. By today’s tasty drink standards that would be considered so last century.

Today it’s all about caramel and chocolate and sprinkles and extra whip cream! (Seriously, are we talking coffee drinks or milkshakes here?) Starbucks has recently introduced another 24 oz Frappuccino. The Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino contains a whopping 21 teaspoons of sugar, a mere 600 calories, and 12 grams of saturated fat. The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino comes with cookie bits, mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, chocolate chips and whipped cream. The Caffe’ Espresso Frappuccino packs 460 calories! Enjoy these drinks, and you’ll see your scale introduce a “fluffier” you.

Fore-going these newer versions of Frappuccino for the tried-and-true Coffee Frappuccino may actually be the best choice. But if you do choose to enjoy your favorite, yummy Starbucks cup of Joe, then opt for a lite version. For example, a Grande Frappuccino Lite contains 4 teaspoons of sugar, 110 calories, 0 grams of saturated fat. Other examples of lite versions are a Grande Nonfat Iced Caffe’ Latte’ with 90 calories or an Iced Café’ Americano with 20 calories. It is always best to nix the whip and add Stevia with 0 calories to sweeten your drink.

Now when you are feeling as though you are on vacation and visiting the nearest Starbucks for one of their yummy summer drinks, do yourself a favor and order a skinnier version. The next time you step on your scale, you’ll be glad you did.

Click on the following link to see the many Frappuccino varieties and options available at Starbucks.

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