5 Tips to Make Your Trip to Starbucks Healthier

5 Tips to Make Your Trip to Starbucks Healthier

Hey y’all! If you follow me on Instagram you know I have been working on being healthier. You also know how much I LOVE Starbucks so I came up with 5 tips to make your trip to Starbucks healthier. These tips are what I have been doing when I order at Starbucks lately!

Swap Out the Milk

Starbucks offers 6 different milk options: 2%, non-fat, whole, almond, soy and coconut. I will be honest, I am not a fan of their almond and soy, so I’ve been opting for non fat lately. Whole milk of course has the highest fat and calories.

Be Smarter About the Sweetener

Most drinks have added sweeteners, their classic syrup. This is basically just sugar water. You have three options IMO to make it better for you. You can opt for unsweetened, no added sweetener at all or you can ask for less pumps of sweetener to cut back the sugar. My preferred method is to substitute a better sweetener for their classic syrup. I prefer to substitute the monk fruit stevia. It’s calorie free and natural. They also offer two sugar free syrups, vanilla and cinnamon dolce but they do contain artificial sweeteners.

Sacrifice the Toppings

Yep, 86 the whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and chocolate sauce. I know, I know it’s not going to be the same, but cutting back those toppings can save you tons of sugar and sometimes hundreds of calories.

Ask for Skinny

Some drinks have a default skinny or light option. This will change the milk to non fat, sugar free syrups and no whip. If you are not sure how to ask for this all, just as for skinny or light and they will handle it for you.


This one seems like a no brainer, but switching from venti to grande can save you a good chunk of calories and sugar. It’s not the most cost effective but if your priority is low calories, less sugar or being healthy in general, this is going to be the best way to go.

Do y’all have any tips and tricks for making Starbucks healthier? What is your go to healthy Starbucks drink? Let me know in the comments! 


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  1. Hi Amanda, I’ve learned to try healthier drinks they already have on the menu and see if I’d like to commit. It’s hard to get healthy if you don’t like eating healthy. So find something healthy you like, so being healthy isn’t as hard. Iced Green tea is delicious. And you can get a venti.

  2. Hi! Love following you and your blog. Just one additional comment about tip #5. A venti cup has the same amount of shots as the grande so, you’re still getting the same amount of coffee that’s in a venti but at a lower price. I didn’t know this for the longest time and just recently confirmed it.

  3. My usual is a trenta iced coffee, no classic(no sweetner) with heavy cream. I eat low carb so the fat in the cream is fine and it gives the coffee a nice creamy richness without as many carbs as the other milk options