We all do it. Stand in line, cell phones in hand, patiently taking out 30 minutes of our morning to do one thing: wait for our favorite coffee drink in the Starbucks line.
I live in Denver, what seems to be the mecca of starbuck’s drinkers. So every morning on the way to work, I see tons of locals sipping away their venti cups of happiness.
What I have noticed recently, is that the same people strolling with their lattes are working their butts off in the gym and not seeing a lot of progress; I have a possible answer and it’s not the 100 grams of carbs you’re eating a day in your meals; it’s the 56 grams of carbs you’re drinking twice a day!
Starbucks, gas station lattes, and your morning coffee shop treats are giving your body more than some extra java; they’re killing your progress through hidden sugar, carbs, and calories!
Your Spiced Vanilla Chai tea? 56 grams of carbs.
Your vanilla latter? 32 grams of carbs, even in a tall.
But before you have a caffeine melt down; don't swear it! I’ve made it simple to pick your favorite coffee creations you love without adding that extra love on your hips.
10 Starbucks Drinks that won’t Blow your Diet:
ALL DRINKS IN TALL SERVING
Skinny Vanilla Latte:
Non-Fat Caramel Macchiato:
Coffee Frappuccino with light syrup:
Non-Fat Iced Vanilla Latte:
Tazo Passion Fruit Tea with Splenda:
Iced Coffee with Light Syrup and Non-Fat milk:
Café Americano with Splenda:
Iced Skinny Latte:
Soy Tazo Chair Tea Latte:
Iced Americano with Splenda:
So there’s the top picks for your caffeine fix. I am what you call a retired “Bucks Addict” and I love coffee drinks so much that I’ve resorted to allowing a $10 maximum on my card for Starbucks treats. I decided to find my own recipe for my favorite Starbucks drink, Cinnamon Dolce Latte, that I could have every morning; guilt free.
Alysha’s Protein Cinnamon Dolce LatteWhat’s in it: ½ scoop Axis Labs Clutch Vanilla Protein, ½ cup light almond milk, 1 tbs. Splenda, cinnamon spices, 1 cup Keurig French vanilla cup.
How to make it:
Place vanilla protein, almond milk, Splenda in bottom of your favorite mug. Pour brewed coffee into mug and stir with spoon until blended and add 2 dashes of cinnamon on top.
Don’t make the mistake of drinking away all your hard work on lattés! A fitness lifestyle is not about taking away what you love or those little indulgences; its about finding the alternatives that work for you and your goals!
Article Contributed by: Alysha White Axis Labs Sponsored Athlete and Master Trainer @justafitchick