Starbucks Calories 101

That vanilla bean scone you are eating tastes delicious with the 10 pumps of caramel syrup you requested in your latte, doesn’t it?  It is great to start the day off with a sweet tooth.  How convenient is it that they have the drive-thru open at 5 a.m.?  Plus, you can eat that scone while you are sitting in traffic.  Too bad your “breakfast” is way over your calorie limit.  Oh, wait, you didn’t bother to look and see how many calories you would be consuming.  I’ll tell ya! 

Around 1,200.

That would be more than half of your daily intake if you are on a 2,000 calorie diet.  Having a scone for breakfast plus a latte isn’t a well-balanced meal.  Become more cautious of your Starbucks eating habits by choosing those without a lot of calories.  They have a great drink (my personal favorite) that is called a Skinny Vanilla Latte.  Order a drink that has a small amount of calories and then lower the number even more by asking for non-fat milk.  The taste might be different but as you continue to have them you will get used to it.

Also, keep in mind that the bigger the size gets the more calories you intake.  It might seem like that is common sense but when you see a sign that says “Green Tea Latte 100 Calories” you jump in and order one without reading the fine print.  The fine print usually says “…in a tall (small).”  Which means you shouldn’t have ordered the venti (large).

Keep going to Starbucks but just remind yourself to check the calories.  They have brochures that give you specific details for everything on the menu.  Have fun and eat safe!


2 Responses to “Starbucks Calories 101”
  1. Sidney says:

    great suggestion! Kendra! will keep that in mind, watching my calories, when i place my next order at starbucks! love ya, mom!

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