Wednesday, July 27

Ode to Starbucks

It was a tough morning that required coffee, so Boss and I went to the Starbucks down the street.

I love that there is free 15 minute parking outside of our Starbucks downtown.

Before, I never went anywhere without my Starbucks registered gift card (for more details read Katy's post on the little Starbucks secret.  Now, I never go anywhere without my iPhone with my Starbucks Mobile Card app, which allows me to pay for my coffee with my phone.

It also keeps track of my Starbucks rewards. Only 6 stars (purchases) left to a free coffee!

Our downtown Starbucks makes the best cappuccino.


It is like a little cup of happiness.

My boss never fails to make fun of my order.
Me: "I'll have a Venti nonfat cappuccino with sugar-free caramel syrup."
Boss: "Medium coffee. Black."

He doesn't know what he is missing! The only problem is that it is hard to get the same end beverage every time. My order is so......subjective, for lack of a better word. Sometimes there isn't enough milk or syrup, sometimes there is too much. Today, it was perfect and so delicious. I could just mainline it all day, no need for other food or refreshment. I have decided that cappuccino is the perfect food. It has protein, carbohydrate and dairy (although little fat due to non-fat milk and no fiber...I am trying to work that out.)

(Please note that I am not a nutritionist or dietician nor am I serious. Please consume caffeinated beverages responsibly.)

My Starbucks order only clocks in at 110 calories, but not all Starbucks drinks are easy on the waistline.
Even with nonfat milk, a Venti Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha has 530 calories.  Yikes!

The Starbucks menu can be confusing because there are thousands of different options to choose from, some healthier than others, but thankfully they have a great Nutrition page to help you make good choices.

What is your favorite drink from Starbucks?

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