Have you added up your favorite coffee drink calories?
Your favorite coffee drink calories may surprise you! Specialty coffee drinks are like a dessert, not something you should consume on a daily basis unless you give them the caloric respect they deserve.
How much damage can your favorite coffee drink do in additional calories added to your diet? The fancier the drink, the fancier the calories – especially when you opt for the whipped topping. An extra 200 calories a day can add up to 21 extra pounds added to your body per year!
If you can’t give up your daily gourmet guzzle, know what calories you are adding to your body before you make your decision on which coffee drink to purchase. You do nt need to give up your favorite coffee drink, but just adjust your coffee order to make it more calorie conscious.
Try the following tips to make your next coffee drink more guilt-free:
Black Coffee – It is not the coffee that makes you gain weight, but all the extras that go in the drink. A medium-size regular cup of coffee has about 10 calories and 0 grams of sugar. You can control how much of those extras you put in your coffee. So order a black coffee and ask for the extras on the side and pour them in yourself.
Whipping Cream – By saying NO to whipped cream, you can reduce your calories of the drink about 80 to 130 calories. This will also reduce the fat content of your drink by about 8 to 12 grams.
Sweeteners – Request that they use a calorie-free sweetener like Sweet’N Low, Splenda, or Equal instead of sugar.
Sugar-Free Syrup – Usually the coffee shop will have some sugar-free syrups. The sugar-free syrup adds no additional calories or fat to your drink.
Chocolate – A tablespoon of chocolate syrup is 50 calories. Some coffee drinks with chocolate contain as much as 1/4 cup (1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons = 200 calories). A light version of chocolate syrup gives you about 1/2 the calories.
Milk – Use reduced fat or skim milk instead of cream when ordering your drink. You can save up to 140 calories by using this in your coffee drinks.
|Coffee Drink (16 Oz.)||Calories|
|Carmel Frappuccino Coffee, no whip||280|
|Carmel Frappuccino Coffee, whip||430|
|Carmel Frappuccino Coffee only||260|
|Caffe Latte, non-fat milk||165|
|Caffe Latte, whole milk||260|
|Caffe au Lait, non-fat milk||90|
|Caffe au Lait, whole milk||140|
|Caffe Mocha, whole milk, whip||400|
|Caffe Mocha, non-fat milk, whip||330|
|Caffe Mocha, non-fat milk, no whip||220|
|Mocha Malt Frappuccino Coffee, whip||570|
|Coffee, Mocha, white chocolate, non-fat milk, whip||344|
|Cappuccino, whole milk||150|
|Cappuccino, non-fat milk||100|
Check out my many Diet Recipes and also the Food Nutritional Value Chart that shows fat grams, fiber grams, and calorie that I have collected (includes many recipes from my main web site that I have adapted). Unless otherwise noted, I have included in each of the following recipes: Fat Grams, Calorie Counts, and Weight Watcher points.
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How To Use A Moka Pot – A Moka Pot is an Italian steam-based stovetop espresso maker that produces a dark coffee almost as strong as that from a conventional espresso maker. Sometimes called the poor man’s espresso and also known as stove-top espresso.
Irish Coffee – It might sound like an ancient recipe, but Irish coffee was a 20th Century invention. Learn the history of this spirited coffee and how it’s made. Also check out the easy-to-make authentic recipe.
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