Starbucks is something of an institution both in the coffee and Pumpkin Spice Latte world (with the latter due to make a comeback soon!). But if you’re trying to be a little more healthy then you might assume the two don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. But that’s not always true! There are plenty of healthier or low-calorie drinks on offer at Starbucks: from piping hot bevs to cold-as-ice treats. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the most delicious sub-100 calorie Starbucks drinks on offer at the moment.
However, before we dive in, here’s a friendly reminder that life is about balance – and there is a fine balance between being mindful of not overdoing it, and fixating on calorie intake to the detriment of your health. If you’re concerned you’re falling more into the latter category, then support services like Beat or your GP are out there for all the help you’ll need. And remember, calories don’t always determine how good something is for you, so check the rest of the ingredients listed if you’re not sure (e.g. sugar content can vary massively).
Now! Onto the drinks (and don’t worry, we’ll let you know the relevant size info to order to keep under 100 cals, too).
Low calorie Starbucks drinks: Strawberry Acai Refresha (Tall)
Fancy something fruity? Strawberry meets acai in this refreshing bev. Perfect for summer days in the sunshine… (when they choose to grace us with their presence, that is).
Btw a Grande is still just 91 cals!
Low calorie Starbucks drinks: Cool Lime Refresha (Tall)
A firm cult favourite, Starbucks’ Cool Lime Refresha is basically summer in a cup! A lively blend of lime bringing zesty flavour, topped with whole slices for extra freshness, it’s a real thirst quencher.
A Grande is 75 cals and even a Venti is 93, so it really depends how thirsty you are!
Low calorie Starbucks drinks: Filter coffee (Tall)
This simple but iconic choice is smooth, balanced and rich in flavour, brewed every day and served black for your regular hit.
A Grande is till only 47 calories, while a Venti is 59. Would be rude not to really, wouldn’t it?
Low calorie Starbucks drinks: Cold Brew (Tall)
For those who who still want the actual coffee to be the main character of their drink, but don’t want the heat, Cold brew is handcrafted in small batches, slow-steeped in cool water to give it an extra smooth flavour.
With this one so low in calories, a Grande and Venti are still well under 100 at 22 and 28.
Low calorie Starbucks drinks: Classic Iced Hibiscus Tea (any size)
Yes, you read that right. Starbucks’ Iced Hibiscus Tea is zero calories. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Filled with aromatic notes, this classic beverage is carefully steeped and infused with ice, delivering you a tart flavour best enjoyed cold. Sounds good to us.
And size really doesn’t matter – they all have 0 calories.
Low calorie Starbucks drinks: Lemon Iced Tea (Tall)
If you’d rather a more traditional iced tea – á la lemonade – then you’re in luck. This option is mixed with freshly brewed green tea and zingy citrus flavour syrup, serviced cold over ice to really refresh your day.
Meanwhile, a Grande is 73 calories while a Venti is 93. Perfect.
Low calorie Starbucks drinks: Iced Green Tea Lemonade (Tall)
This thirst-quenching green tea is mixed with still lemonade and ice to help cool you down in hotter days.
Yep you guessed it, a Grande is still under 100 at 52 cals and a Venti is only 56.
Low calorie Starbucks drinks: Peach Iced Tea (Tall)
Just if that wasn’t enough flavour options, this icy bev is the perfect pick me up (or should we say ‘peach me up’?), serving fruitiness made with a combination of peach flavour syrup and freshly brewed green tea.
Enjoy a Grande at 74 calories and a Venti at 94.
Low calorie Starbucks drinks: Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte with skimmed milk (Tall)
Matcha (anyone else thinking of this said in Kourtney Kardashian Barker’s voice?) is here to stay. This Pure Matcha green tea is mixed with milk and topped with ice for a premium cup of zen.
Low calorie Starbucks drinks: Iced Caffé Latte with skimmed milk
This dark, rich espresso blends with milk or one of Starbucks’ dairy alternatives like almond milk (found in many other options too), is served over ice and is the best at picking you up while cooling you down.