8 Copycat Starbucks Recipes Done Healthy
It’s hard to resist the allure of Starbucks u2014 especially when everywhere you turn| another shop pops up. And while it’s OK for the occasional indulgence| our stance is to steer clear of the twin-tailed mermaid. The sheer amount of sugar contained in its coffee drinks alone makes it a daily habit that is worth rethinking.
But that doesn’t mean you have to go without. What’s life without a Frappuccino| after all? Here are some of your favorite Starbucks recipes that can easily be made at home| which will not only save you money| but will dramatically cut back on fat| calories| and sugar| too.
| Green Tea Latte
Just because it contains green tea doesn’t mean it’s good for you. With its 40 grams of sugar and four grams of saturated fat| the homemade matcha tea latte first. It contains zero grams of sugar and is full of disease-fighting polyphenols that have also been shown to help with weight loss.
| Mocha Frappuccino
It’s shocking how much sugar you cut back on when making your own our version of the popular warm-weather classic contains 15 grams of sugar. The original Starbucks recipe? Try 61 grams| which is the same amount of sugar you’ll find in two cans of soda.
| Spinach and Feta Wrap
While the protein-packed spinach and feta wrap is probably one of the better things you can choose for breakfast at Starbucks| it’s still not ideal. The original recipe contains hard-to-pronounce ingredients| as well as 36 percent of your daily allowance of sodium.
This lightened-up version of the recipe can easily be made ahead when you need to rush out the door. It’s also pretty uncomplicated. Made with only six ingredients| it’s full of protein| vitamins| and fiber.
| Pumpkin Spice Latte
Now you can enjoy the coveted pumpkin spice latte all year long! Like many of the Fall offerings from Starbucks| the pumpkin spice latte is full of added sugar u2014u00a0a nonfat| no-whip order still contains 48 grams of the sweet stuff.
This vegan version of the recipe is made without added sugars| but still has all those classic flavors you crave from any good PSL.
| Iced Lemon Pound Cake
With our recipe for iced lemon pound cake| you never have to live in fear of going without your favorite dessert from Starbucks again. Our veganized version slashes 200 calories per serving and 10 grams of fat.
| Sweet Greens and Lemon Juice
It’s convenient being able to grab a bottle of cold-pressed juice at Starbucks| but it can’t compare to the freshness that comes from making your own at home. You’ll find that our recipe hack for the Starbucks-owned Evolution Juice blend of Sweet Greens and Lemon Juice is brighter with a much better taste profile. Best of all| it only costs about $2.50 to make what will cost you $6 at your local Starbucks.
| Banana Bread
A staple at Starbucks| there’s nothing like a slice of classic banana bread. Normally loaded with butter and sugar| our recipe for banana bread contains 10 grams of protein and significantly cuts back on fat| sugar| and calories.
| Chai Tea Latte
Sweet and spicy| chai tea lattes are a delicious alternative to coffee. The problem is that ordering one at Starbucks can result in over DIY chai latte at home is not only healthier but results in a richer tasting and spicier drink.