Coastal Estate Team's WELLNESS IN ONE!
Is your summer coffee beverage sabotaging your health?
Are you making smart decisions at the drive-thru? Most nutrition experts agree that if you're trying to slim down, it's important to watch your liquid calories as well as what you're putting on your plate. Let's take a look at the nutrition info of some popular iced coffee and frozen coffee drinks to find out what's inside!
Popular Iced and Frozen Coffee Drinks - Best to Worst
Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee - As basic as you can get, DD's iced black coffee is the clear winner. Coffee beverages without added milk or sugar keeps the calories low. Dunkin Donuts Medium Iced Coffee, Black: 15 calories, 0g fat, 10mg sodium, 2g carbs (0g sugar, 0g fiber), 1g protein
Starbucks Iced Latte Macchiato - This drink is pretty simple with just espresso, skim milk, and ice. Starbucks Grande Iced Latte Macchiato with Nonfat Milk: 90 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 14g carbs (12g sugar, 0g fiber), 9g protein
Panera Iced Café Latte - A creamy latte with freshly brewed espresso and foamed reduced fat milk over ice. Panera Iced Café Latte, 20oz: 160 calories, 6g fat, 140mg sodium, 16g carbs (15g sugar, 0g fiber), 10g protein
McDonald's Iced Caramel Latte - McDonald's coffee drinks are hugely popular, and this is no exception. This one is sugary sweet and creamy, thanks to the addition of sweetened condensed milk. McDonald's Medium Iced Caramel Latte: 270 calories, 8g fat, 340mg sodium, 40g carbs (36g sugar, 0g fiber), 9g protein
Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino Blended Coffee - The original frozen coffee drink, this is still a favorite. Made with 2% milk, it's still better than some other frozen Starbucks options, but the amount of sugar in this one puts it near the bottom of the list. Starbucks Grande Coffee Frappuccino Blended Coffee with 2% Milk: 240 calories, 2g fat, 220mg sodium, 50g carbs (50g sugar, 0g fiber), 3g protein
Dunkin Donuts Frozen Coffee with Caramel Swirl - When you see the word "frozen" in the name of a coffee drink, it basically means milkshake. The calories are high and the amount of sugar in this drink is triple the recommended daily intake. Dunkin Donuts Medium Frozen Coffee with Caramel Swirl with Non-Fat Milk - 680 calories, 4g fat, 150mg sodium, 153g carbs (145g sugar, 1g fiber), 9g protein
Overall, you can make the best choice by choosing the smallest size possible, requesting skim milk, and holding off on the whip cream or added syrup on top.