27 Keto Starbucks Drinks That Won’t Mess Up Your Diet
Starbucks makes a lean mocha frozen drink, but the standard version made with espresso, milk, and lean mocha sauce has 18 grams of carbs for a tall. Sure, it’s low in fat, which makes it suitable for some diets, but it’s kind of the opposite of what you want if you’re on a keto diet. There are several ways to modify the drink to retain the flavor while reducing the carbs and increasing the fat content.
For starters, you can order a large, lean iced mocha that usually comes with four pumps of syrup, and have the barista use one or two pumps. You will definitely want to replace low fat cow’s milk with heavy cream or a non-dairy alternative. You will still get the flavor but only a fraction of the carbs. Lean mocha sauce is made with sucralose instead of sugar, an artificial sweetener that is debated by many people on the keto diet, according to Mental Food Chain.
Another option recommended by The Macro Barista is to order a large iced Americano with mocha sauce, sugar-free vanilla sauce and a hint of cream. It has 8 grams of carbs, so you might want to cut back on the number of sauce pumps. You will still get some mocha flavor, except you will have a greater volume of black coffee compared to the usual drink.