I know, having heart palpitations. I couldn’t believe it either. Apparently it’s been in the news but I seemed to have missed it.
So Here’s how I discovered it…Lately I’ve been lovin “an after lunch latte” (If you’re wondering why, It’s because it takes a long time to drink & totally kills after lunch cravings)
So when I stopped today & I was waiting for my drink, I saw 2 containers of coconut milk. Naturally I stopped the barista & said, “why do you have coconut milk back there? Is there a new latte I’m not aware of? To my knowledge my milk choices are non fat, low fat, full fat and soy?” and she said “it’s new! we serve it now!”
WHAT?!?!? How did I not know?!?!
So I run back to my office & called my starbucks lovin twin, Sarah. And we squealed together.
Then I called starbucks for more of the official facts, because calorie counts can strongly vary per brand and I needed to know if this was a good switch for me.
Here is what I learned (per the barista I spoke with on the phone)
- A cup of soy milk is roughly 130 calories at starbucks
- A cup of coconut milk is roughly 80 calories at starbucks
So yeah, you can save about 50 calories per drink if you are looking for a non dairy alternative. I’m definitely going to give it a try as much of the research on soy varies. And the research on coconut milk is very compelling.
If you want to try coconut milk but feel a little intimidated when ordering try one of these:
- Mocha Latte with Coconut Milk (basically an almond joy )
- Skinny Vanilla Latte with Coconut Milk (much like adding a coffee creamer)
- Cafe Misto with coconut milk (that’s half coffee & half steamed coconut milk)
oh, Starbucks, you never seize to amaze me.