Coffee drinks are one of the few things I love about fall! Sure, in the summer, you can enjoy frozen or iced coffee drinks, but it’s just not the same as a steamy flavored latte… which, by the way, you can enjoy even if you’re dieting! According to the talented barista at my local Biggby coffee, there are loads of coffee drinks you can have with less than 250 calories. Curious, and perhaps thirst? Here are 7 low-calorie coffee drinks.
1. Iced Spotted Owl
Calorie count: 128
Wait, I thought we were supposed to be protecting the spotted owl, not drinking them! But they’re so very tasty! This latte is made with skim milk and sugar-free marshmallow, vanilla and hazelnut syrup. For an extra kick, try it with two shots of espresso… yow!
2. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Calorie count: 148
This is my fall coffee drink favorite, either this way (low-cal) or with whipped cream on top (just a smidge!). It’s skim milk with one shot each of espresso and sugar-free pumpkin, gingerbread and cinnamon… so delicious!
3. Gingersnap Latte
Calorie count: 198
This low-cal coffee drink is similar to the Pumpkin Spice latte, only instead of pumpkin and cinnamon, it’s just gingerbread with a shot of sugar-free marshmallow. It really does taste like a gingersnap cookie!
4. S’Mores Latte
Calorie count: 200
While most of us consider s’mores to be a mid-summer camping thing, why not enjoy one as a coffee drink this fall? It’s a skim milk latte with sugar free shots of chocolate, marshmallow, and gingerbread. Hmm. Are you noticing a fall trend with all these gingerbread flavor shots?
5. Caramel Cocoa Latte
Calorie count: 205
If you like the ooey-gooey flavor of caramel but want the coffee drink without the sticky after-effects, then try this! It’s (again) a skim milk latte with one shot each of sugar-free chocolate and caramel syrup. It has a completely different flavor than your typical mocha latte, or hot cocoa.
Calorie count: 227
I freely admit I wanted to include this low-cal coffee drink because of its name alone. But it actually does taste really, really good! It’s chai with pumpkin, which isn’t nearly as fun to say as “chumpkin.” Ask for it with skim milk, and without whipped cream, and maintain your diet without sacrificing sweets!
7. Black Coffee!
Calorie count: 5
Maybe you think all these fru-fru drinks are still a little on the higher-calorie end. Then why not have a plain old cup of rich black coffee? Too macho? Then keep in mind that skim milk adds 80 calories, and sugar adds 35, so feel free to doctor it up a bit.
I hate to say this out loud and all, but I am so excited for fall now that I’ve put together this list… all my favorite coffee drinks are on here! I can’t wait for my first Chumpkin of the season! Which of these delicious low-calorie coffee drinks is your favorite? Which one will you try first? Or is there another coffee drink recipe you’d like to share with me?
Top Photo Credit: [Katsumi]