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How to Make Your Favorite Latte Healthier

how to order a healthier latte

Looking to eat healthier but don’t want to give up your favorite latte? You might not have to! Here are few tricks you can use to cut down the fat, sugar, or calories in your daily latte.

I’ve also added a list of low calorie coffee beverages from Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, and Peet’s Coffee!

How to Make Your Favorite Latte Healthier

How to Make Your Favorite Latte Healthier

  1. Order non-fat dairy milk to eliminate the fat in your drink and lower calories (soy, almond, and coconut milk are also healthy options but still provide fat and calories).
  2. Ask for no whipped cream.
  3. Keep your portion size modest by ordering a size Grande (16 fl. oz.) or smaller. Don’t forget you can order a Short (8 fl. oz.) even though it isn’t typically shown on the menu.
  4. Ask for sugar free syrup or fewer pumps of syrup.
  5. Make it an iced latte instead of hot. It will be less calories, as long as you keep the cup size the same. This is because the ice takes up a considerable amount of room in the cup, causing there to be less latte.

Espresso Beverages from Popular Coffee Chains Under 100 Calories

how to order a healthier starbucks latte
Starbucks (All drinks are Tall 12oz, nonfat milk, no whip)
  • Cappuccino or Blonde Cappuccino, 60 calories
  • Caffe Latte, 100 calories
  • Flat White, 100 calories
  • Latte Macchiato, 100 calories
Dunkin’ Donuts (All drinks are hot, medium, skim milk)
  • Latte, 100 calories
  • Macchiato, 70 calories
Caribou Coffee (All drinks are hot, small, skim milk, no whip)
  • Latte or Northern Lite Latte, 90 calories
  • Cappuccino, 70 calories
  • Macchiato, 10 calories
  • Northern Lite Caramel High Rise, 90 calories
Peet’s Coffee (All drinks are small, non-fat milk)
  • Iced Latte, 80 calories
  • Iced Caffe Mocha, 100 calories
  • Cappuccino, 35 calories
  • Havana Cappuccino, 96 calories
  • Caffe Con Panna, 60 calories
  • Caffe Macchiato, 10 calories
  • Sugar Free Vanilla Latte, 95 calories

Now you know some healthier choices for your go-to coffee order. Next time you order a latte, don’t be afraid to ask your barista how it’s made and how to alter it!

Having a snack with your coffee? Learn how to choose a healthy and filling snack bar here.

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Samantha Shuflin is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) in Chicago, IL that helps high-performing professionals thrive through nutrition and wellness, and ensure busy schedules never compromise health goals.



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