Since it’s Friday, I’m linking up with three DC area bloggers Mar at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC . Anyone can join with their own Friday Five post (yes, it must be a Friday Five!!) They encourage you to visit other blogs on the linkup, comment, share and engage!
My Friday Five topic is Five Ways to Make Starbucks Healthier
Since I rarely cook or bake anything healthy or exciting, I decided to write about Starbucks. I’m experienced in this area..
Healthy Starbucks sounds like an oxymoron but believe it is not, you can get your daily fix and not go out on a limb calorie-wise.
1. Order online using the App.
When you order using the app, besides not having to wait online, you can more easily customize what exactly you want. There are customizations that you wouldn’t even know exist. Less caffeine, less ice, sugar-free options, milk options, etc.
2. Skip the Whipped Cream.
I know that frappuccinos and lattes look and taste better but you can save 100 calories. Instead add some cinnamon, chocolate or cinnamon powder on top.
3. Skip the Sugar.
You can easily add the calorie-free syrups or artificial sweeteners. I like to carry my own Truvia or Stevia with me.
4. Substitute Soy or Coconut Milk.
5. Add Protein Powder.
I love the chocolate banana smoothies. I often have them before or after a run. But you can add protein powder to any Starbucks drink. You can also add a banana.
Okay, you may be saying that that it is costly and everything you add costs extra. True.
But keep your eye out for afternoon half price specials and days when you get double stars, etc. Eventually you will earn a FREE drink. (That’s when I go for the Venti size!!)
Happy Running! Anyone else a Starbucks addict? Any other suggestions?