I love Starbucks frappuccinos and McDonald’s frappes. I love the smooth, delicious, ice creamy texture, the mounds of whipped cream and the drizzle on top. I admit I went through a period of time in the last few months where I got the McDonald’s large frappes at least once or twice a day.
I would slurp them down in ecstasy and use my finger to lick off every bit of fudge sauce and whipped cream left on the lid. They couldn’t be that bad right???? I finally went on McDonalds website and looked up the nutritional information for the large frappe I was consuming daily and I could not believe what I had been doing to myself. These babies will run you 19 points +!!!! That is crazy!!! I must admit though my addiction was bad, I literally would see those yellow arches and start salivating. So, I needed to find an alternative. Unfortunately, you can not alter the nutritional content of the frappes, even a small is 10 points. But, they do allow you to pick what some of their other iced drinks have in them.
I was very excited to find something that was much healthier and just as yummy. (ok maybe not as yummy, but pretty darn close)
Introducing the iced latte: This yummy concoction of non fat milk, ice, expresso and sugar free vanilla syrup will only set you back 2 points + for a small and 3 points + for a large. If you really need the whipped cream add an additional 2 points. I do live in a small town, so there are no Starbucks here, but I do know that both Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, also offer ways to tweak your favorite drink to make them lower points on their websites.
Even though I am on a “diet” I want to look at it more like a life style and finding delicious alternatives to my favorites is the way to go. I can proudly say I have not had a frappe for one month!
What is your favorite low point coffee treat????