Drinks to satisfy your Starbs cravings- while still being health conscious

We all have our favorite go-to Starbucks drinks for when we need that afternoon pick-me-up, study motivation, or pre-work jolt of energy, but if you are racking up 600 calories every time with a jazzed up sugar-ridden frappuccino every time- you’re doing it all wrong. Enter the MacroBarista, a former Starbucks worker turned Instagram famous drink creating genius. He has combined his passions of coffee and fitness to leave us with an entire collection of macro-friendly and delicious beverages of all kinds that will leave your basic needs utterly satisfied. He has even started branching out to drinks for Dunkin’ Donuts as well, because coffee doesn’t discriminate.

With his step-by-step instructions on how to order, and the knowledge from being a long-time barista himself, there’s no reason not to try one of these on your next coffee run! Here’s the low-down on some classics:

  1. Pumpkin Cold Foam Cold Brew

    • At only 75 calories, this festive fall drink will have you jumping with fall joy and energy.


      1. Ask for a GRANDE Cold Foam Cold Brew

      2. Ask for ONE PUMP OF PUMPKIN SAUCE in the Cold Foam (make sure they don’t add vanilla to the Non Fat milk)

      3. Ask for THREE (3) pumps of Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup in the cold brew

      4. OPTIONAL: Ask for a splash of Cream (or any other milk)

  2. Dragon Drink

    • 80 calories, and super simple!


      1. Ask for a Grande Mango Dragonfruit Refresher

      2. Ask for LIGHT refresher base

      3. Ask for LIGHT water

      4. Ask for LIGHT Coconut Milk

  3. Iced Caramel Macchiato

    • 105 calories, only 9g of sugar (compared to the usual 250 calories and 34g of sugar- that’s a steal!)


      1. Ask for a VENTI Cold Brew

      2. Ask for ONE (1) pump of Caramel syrup

      3. Ask for FOUR (4) pumps of sugar free vanilla

      4. Ask for LIGHT cream

      5. Ask for LIGHT caramel drizzle

  4. PINK Drink

    • Only 35 calories, dairy free and 1g of sugar- this is a personal favorite of mine and it’s absolutely delicious!


      1. Ask for a VENTI Passion Tango Iced Tea *UNSWEETENED*

      2. Ask for Strawberry Infusion (don’t have to do extra like I did)

      3. Ask for LIGHT Coconut milk

      4. Ask for a scoop of strawberries

      5. Ask for TWO (2) Stevia/Splenda or other 0 cal sweetener

  5. Iced Peppermint Mocha

    • 75 calories, and we all know the Christmas season will be here before we know it!


      1. Ask for a GRANDE Iced Coffee or Cold Brew or Iced Decaf Americano

      2. Ask for TWO (2) pumps sugar free vanilla

      3. Ask for ONE (1) pump of Peppermint

      4. Ask for ONE (1) pumps of mocha

      5. Ask for LIGHT CREAM (half n half) (1-2oz)


    These are just a select few beverages of the HUNDREDS of recipes that he has concocted! Hot, iced, blended, decaf, tea, high protein, keto, you name it- whatever your drink of choice, he’s got you! Head to his page (linked below) to find the recreation of your favorite, and try ASAP because you NEED this in your life. Let the basic fall festivities continue! 


Credit: https://www.instagram.com/themacrobarista/