Starbucks — the gold standard when it comes to getting our daily dose of leaded fuel.
But, as much as we love our Starbucks beverages, they can also dose us with a hefty amount of sugar.
Luckily for us, there are plenty of Starbucks drinks that have less than 15 grams of sugar, which is great news for our insulin levels and waistlines.
Get your tastebuds ready — you just might find your new favorite Starbucks beverage.
Starbucks Drinks With Less Than 15 Grams Of Sugar
The Grande Iced Shaken Espresso, made with 3 shots of Starbucks signature espresso, 2% milk, and 4 pumps of Classic Syrup, comes in at 14 grams of sugar.
It packs a punch of caffeine with just a bit of that sweetness that we love, and it’s shaken to perfection and poured over ice.
The Grande Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew — my drink of choice — is made from Starbucks cold brew coffee, and includes 2 pumps of vanilla syrup, with just a splash of vanilla sweet cream, and comes in at 14 grams of sugar.
You have to try it! That vanilla sweet cream adds the perfect touch of sweetness against the bitter bite of the cold brew coffee.
The Grande Cappuccino — the classic espresso beverage — comes with 2 shots of espresso, steamed 2% milk, and 1/2 a cup of regular foam, and has 12 grams of sugar.
Now, the Cappuccino is a tasty espresso beverage, but be warned, it isn’t sweetened unless you add a syrup — which adds to the grams of sugar.
The Grande Iced Black Tea Lemonade — not a coffee based drink, but still yummy — is simply iced black tea shaken with lemonade concentrate, and it comes in at 11 grams of sugar.
If you are looking for a refreshing beverage that is going to quench your thirst for sweetness, this one is it!
The Grande Nitro Cold Brew is about as straightforward as it gets, and comes in at a whopping ZERO grams of sugar.
Baristas pour the cold brew coffee out of a tap that infuses it with tiny nitrogen bubbles — giving it a rather smooth flavor.
There is literally no sweetness in the Nitro Cold Brew, so you might want to add a pump or 2 of syrup or a splash of cream, but that will, of course, up your sugar intake.
Give one — or all — of these drinks a try, and see if you have found your new go-to Starbucks beverage.