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Starbucks’ Secret Sugary Scrooges

Healthy Eating Tips

Each year I wait for the exciting moment for the Starbucks festive holiday drinks to come out! They easily make my days so cheery and bright! HOWEVER, have you ever taken the time to look at the nutritional value of the beloved Peppermint Mocha!? A medium Peppermint Mocha consists of 410 Calories, 63g Carbs, and 54g Sugars! That blows my mind. It’s hard believe that a little red cup can be so filled with all these sneaky sugars. Looking at the nutritional facts, I realize that I don’t want/need all of that in my body. I don’t always want to have to shoot myself up with tons of insulin to be able to drink it. And on top of that, it even tastes too sugary for me. Discouraged, I turned to the Skinny Peppermint Mocha.. and to my surprise it is just as amazing! It has 1/4th the amount of sugars in it compared to the regular and it tastes just as good! It has 130 Calories, 17g Carbs, 13g Sugars. That’s what I’m talking about! Starbucks tips on how to lighten up that sugar intake:

  1. Ask to make a drink skinny
  2. Ask to see what sugar free flavors they have to make a drink just as fun
  3.  If they have no sugar free options, ask to get a regular drink, BUT have them put half the amount pumps/syrup in it and that will help cut those sugars in half.

So for Day 3 of the Type Happy Challenge, cozy up and find your favorite holiday drink and make it sugar free, or ask for half the amount syrup, or make it a skinny!

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