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Healthy fast food drinks

Lizard King

Lizard King

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Healthy fast food drinks - Food on Shine

Liquid calories can add up quickly. Keep yours under control with our top picks at fast food restaurants or local coffee shops in your neighborhood. By Karen Ansel, MS, RD

When it comes to hidden fat and calories, your drink may be delivering more than you bargained for. In fact, sipping just one extra can of soda a day can add up to nearly 15 new and unwanted pounds in a year. But that liquid refreshment doesn’t need to add to your bottom line. We reveal the healthiest – and most waistline-friendly – drinks to grab on the go.

See More: The Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts

Starbucks – Espresso
Counterintuitive as it may seem, an espresso from Starbucks actually has less caffeine than a cup of Joe. With only 75 milligrams of caffeine per cup, this brew gives you a kick compared to the 260-milligram jolt you’d get from a tall coffee. How so? It all boils down to caffeine per ounce. Ounce per ounce, espresso does have more caffeine than coffee, roughly 75 milligrams versus 22 milligrams. But because that cup of java is 12 times bigger, its caffeine really adds up.

Jamba Juice – Probiotic Fruit & Yogurt Blends
Jamba Juice just made your smoothie even healthier. Their Probiotic Fruit & Yogurt Blends pack a probiotic boost to improve digestion and bolster your immune system. Made with nonfat yogurt, soymilk, and whole fruit, they’re available in three good-for-you flavors: strawberry, mango, or blueberry. One 16-ounce smoothie boasts roughly 15% each of your daily dose of calcium and iron, half of your day’s vitamin C, and 2 to 3 grams of filling fiber for 230 to 250 calories.

See More: 10 Things to Know About Yogurt

Einstein Bros Bagels – Medium Iced Latte
Craving something cool and caffeinated? A medium iced latte from Einstein Bros Bagels hits the spot. Ask for yours with nonfat milk and you’ll shave off some serious fat and calories - and get 16 ounces of refreshment for a surprisingly low 60 calories and zero grams of fat. You’ll also score a quarter of your day’s calcium and 7 grams of high-quality protein.

McDonald’s - Small Nonfat Latte
Among its dizzying array of coffee drinks, frappes, shakes, and smoothies, McDonald’s serves up a winner. Its small, 12-ounce, nonfat latte packs as much calcium and protein as you’d get from a glass of milk, all for only 90 calories and zero grams of fat. Pair it with a Fruit and Maple Oatmeal for a hearty breakfast or an order of Apple Dippers with Low-fat Carmel Dip for a satisfying snack.

See More: 10 Things to Know About Coffee

Seattle’s Best - Small Nonfat Chai Latte
One of the best nutrition bargains at Seattle’s Best is a tea drink. For only 140 calories and zero fat grams you can walk away with a chai latte that’s way skinnier than the competition. And if you don’t do dairy, you can still drink up. This spicy elixir is also available in a 150-calorie soy version. Did we mention that each variety packs 20% of your daily calcium, too?
 
scarl3tbutt3rfly

scarl3tbutt3rfly

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My favorite drink from Starbucks…An Americano with sugar free Vanilla Flavoring..YUM! (pretty much calorie FREE!)
 
Lizard King

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Dude, $2.75 for a small iced tea from Dunkin Donuts, WTF!
 
Lizard King

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I was getting a freaking iced tea is what I was doing while walking to the park with my kid. Left pissed after paying $2.75 for a small freaking 10 cent tea, lol
 
goldy

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I used to love the taste of dunkin doughnuts coffee, I just don't think there is any caffeine in it. 711 has some enhanced caffeine coffee I like.
 
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Tommy1984

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I always drink tea, or water with lemon at any fast food restaurant. It is always hard to go into a place like McDonalds or Wendys and not get a ice cold coke, but you get used to the change in little time.

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scarl3tbutt3rfly

scarl3tbutt3rfly

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I used to love the taste of dunkin doughnuts coffee, I just don't think there is any caffeine in it. 711 has some enhanced caffeine coffee I like.
The Circle Ks around here have LOTS of different flavored coffees and they are always pretty yummy!!! Dunkin Donuts coffee is pretty good though, although I rarely stop to get any there.
 
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