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Healthy alternatives to your fave fall Starbucks drinks

It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte season again at Starbucks! As excited as you felt when you saw those tweets and Instas of those gorgeous warm cups with whipped cream swirled high and cinnamon sprinkled on top, it may not be the best idea for that to be your pre-school breakfast every single day. Despite its promise of deliciousness and warmth, it’s not exactly healthy for you. Luckily, there are several just-as-yummy drinks for those of you want to keep it healthy.

Light Caramel Frappuccino. A good choice for those who are still in the mood for a refreshing cold drink and can’t get enough caramel (that's us!). Rather than just the regular frap blend, the blend is watered down with ice and made with nonfat milk.

Coffee Frappuccino. Surprisingly the coffee frap isn’t loaded with hundreds of calories, so you can have a little coffee boost in a Frappuccino even if you did have a decked-out PSL yesterday.

Nonfat Green Tea Latte. Now on to the hot drinks—yum! Green tea itself is uber healthy (it's got lots of nutrients and compounds, which is why they tell you to drink it when you feel sick), so putting it in a latte is even tastier.

Nonfat Caramel Macchiato. Macchiatos are usually not the most healthy option, as they contain a lot of espresso and sugar. But there's no need to separate yourself from a macchiato altogether. Just choose the nonfat version if you had the regular version one too many times this week.

Nonfat Caffe Mocha. You’ve got to love the Starbucks mocha, so there was no way you can hold yourself from one when you see it. Get one minus the whip and you can drink it no problem!

Or, you can just go for the PSL...because we know that you know that it's the one you really want.

What’s your favorite fall Starbucks drink? Sound off in the comments!

Photo credit: Starbucks


by Amy Garcia | 9/30/2016