Quick Tip: Have the Coffee, Not the Calories

by in Healthy Tips, January 6, 2009

Black coffee doesn’t have lots of calories, but once you start adding in the extras, the total skyrockets. Be mindful with the cream and sugar — not to mention the whipped cream and flavored syrups — and avoid those extravagant barista drinks (that will save you money, too). Better choices are low-fat milk or soy milk with a small amount of sugar. If straight coffee isn’t fancy enough, add cocoa powder or cinnamon for some extra zing.

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Comments (15)

  1. Christina says:

    I love to put Fat free coffee creamers such as Hazelnut and top it off with light cool whip and sprinkled with a light coat of cinnamon! Yummy!

  2. Jules says:

    I have never had a balanced sugar level, so the use of equal proved to be a bad choice due to neuro and eyesight effects. Changed to Earl Grey tea, vanilla soy milk and sugar free added vanilla. My fav fav drink, refreshing even when cooled. Coffee is first fav however I have not used the soy in the coffee yet. Thank you for the suggestion.

  3. katemarie says:

    odd as it may sound, i add fresh tea leaves, chocolate mint, that grows just outside the back door, it is aromatic and delish….the dash of cinnamon works, so does carob powder and chili powder….makes a choco/spicy brew that is tops…..

  4. Anonymous says:

    Making your own iced coffee is the way to go! You don't need as much sweetener or creamer as hot coffee. I like mine with a little skim milk.

  5. Coffee Lover says:

    How can hot coffee have less calories then cold coffee?According to the Starbucks website a venti brewed coffee (hot) has 5 calories whereas a venti iced coffee have 130 calories. Now I know that the iced drink is larger (20 oz versus 24) but come on.What are your thoughts?

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