There are only a few things that beat a coffee run to Starbucks and that’s including the drive there and waking up to realize you have enough points in the app to redeem a free drink!
Aside from fueling the caffeine addiction, Starbucks also offers healthy options in addition to the treats and sweet snacks.
Without further ado, here is list of healthy Starbucks orders according to nutritionists and registered dietitians who told Delish.
Starting with the basics, a simple Americano coffee is a great choice to cut back on the sugar and calories because this black coffee only offers well, black coffee (and some ice).
“Any added flavor (at Starbucks they come in a form of syrup) will add sugar and calories and a bunch of artificial coloring agents,” nutritionist and 1AND1 LIFE expert Silvia Carli tells Delish.Silvia Carli
However, if you can’t stand the taste of black coffee, you can also add Stevia sugar and if you’re really craving a pump of liquid sugar, ask for 1/2 or 1/3 pumps, says Silvia.
If you prefer a Starbucks snack over a coffee, Starbies has an amazing line of healthy options including the Squirrel Brand Fruit + Nut Blend Bar.
“These bars are a healthy, filling snack with no junk ingredients,” Jodi Greebel, MS, RDN, tells Delish. “They are made with all real foods and are loaded with protein and fiber, which makes it a snack that can actually fill you up.”Jodi Greebel, MS, RDN
The blueberry bagel is also a fine choice clocking in with high protein and 250 calories, according to body builder Tommy Pederson who told Delish.
Consider the Caffe Latte on your next Starbucks run and keep it simple with no added sugar, mentions Jinan Banna, Ph.D, RD.
The Cinnamon Cold Brew is also a great choice for a healthier option when you’re craving a caffeine boost to get you through the morning.
Did anyone say eggs?
Starbucks has more than one egg themed snack that is “eggaxctly” the type of breakfast foods you need on the run for a quick handoff.
The egg white bites in their two varieties including the Ham, Cheddar, and Peppers flavor and the Egg White and Roasted Peppers plus, the grab and go Egg and Cheese Protein Box are filled with healthy nutrients says Greebel and Carli.
For a more greener option, Starbucks Evolution green juice packs in a daily dose of greens that’s juiced with celery, cucumber, and spinach according to Jolene Caufield, healthcare advisor.
Another green drink, the Matcha Green Tea Latte also deserves the spotlight because after all, this green drinks serves a daily dose of caffeine and is loaded with health promoting antioxidants according to Trista Best.
The Flat White at the popular coffee chain is basically just milk and espresso and you cant get any better than that.
Another grab n’ go snack that is excellent for a busy morning is the grilled chicken and humus protein box which basically explains itself; a healthy serving of grilled chicken and humus with a side of vegetables.
If you’re looking for more of a crunch rather than a soft chew, a bag of Moon Cheese is never a bad option as this lightweight bag might look small but packs a big punch including 11 grams of protein, Samina Kalloo, RD suggests.
Needless to say the Nitro Cold Brew is anything but relaxing, the simple drink will keep you awake after a long night and without the unnecessary sugar rush.
The blueberry oatmeal at Starbucks is a great option for a healthy hearty breakfast and a splash of almond milk will make this bowl even creamier, according to Carli who also recommends replacing the added syrups with Stevia instead.
Coffee is something to look forward to when arriving at Starbucks, but the popular coffee chain’s teas don’t get enough credit.
The Peach Tranquility Tea and the Earl Grey Tea have zero calories and come with absolutely no added sugar or fat, making these two teas an excellent healthy go-to, according to dietitian Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE.
Did you know that Starbucks also sells food bowls packed with greens, protein, and vegetables.
The chicken and quinoa bowl adds fiber to your diet with a lot of protein and a good variety of vegetables says Carli.
The Spinach, Feta & Cage-Free Egg White Wrap also has a healthy reputation considering this stuffed wrap is low in trans fats, cholesterol, sugar, and calories according to Julie Mancuso, registered nutritionist.
The Petite Vanilla Bean Scone and the Yogurt Parfait are for those with a sweet tooth who want to satisfy that sugar craving.
If you’re simply looking for an OG breakfast sandwich, the Turkey Bacon and Cage-Free Egg White Sandwich is never a bad choice with 17 grams of protein to keep you full until lunch!
Starbucks might be considered royalty comes to coffee, but they’re healthier options are a close second best!