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Hungry Girl Today: 1.24.14
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Looking for a pick-me-up? You've come to the right place. Behold, our greatest coffee-shop-swap creations -- all the low-calorie, highly decadent coffee drinks you can imagine. Enjoy!
Truwhip the Natural Light
Do you love whip-topped coffee drinks but wish there were a guilt-free, all-natural topper? We found one! A 2-tbsp. serving of Truwhip the Natural Light has just 25 calories and 1.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 1*). Nice! If you can only locate original Truwhip, its stats aren’t bad either. Just watch those portions. Click to find! (They’ll be in the freezer aisle.)
Toffee Mocha Hotté
Entire recipe (about 12 oz.): 68 calories, 1.25g fat, 202mg sodium, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 5.75g sugars, 5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*
When you're looking to snuggle up to a mug of candy-flavored coffee, this is a great pick. Let this be the first -- but far from only -- time we'll mention the magic of 25-calorie diet hot cocoa packets. You get maximum flavor for minimum caloric impact. And if you like sweet flavored java, invest in a flavor or two of sugar-free Torani syrup -- the bottles last a long time!
Super-Duper Cocoa-rific Coffee Malt!
Entire recipe: 69 calories, 1g fat, 62mg sodium, 11g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*
Ever tried mixing malted milk powder into your iced coffee? NEWSFLASH: It's AMAZING. This is the kind of flavor combo that's a little harder to find at coffee shops, so enjoy your super-exclusive concoction. P.S. Unsweetened cocoa powder is a terrific ingredient for anything that needs a boost in the chocolate department; each teaspoon has only about 5 calories.
Entire recipe (about 16 oz.): 120 calories, 4.5g fat, 24mg sodium, 21g carbs, 4g fiber, 8g sugars, 2.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
Zazzle up your blended coffee drink with shredded coconut! This is no average cup of joe. We've been honing our Swappuccino skills for years now and practically have it down to an art form. And simply toasting those coconut shreds in a skillet REALLY brings out the flavor. What are you waiting for? Get swappin'!
Creamy White Mocha
Entire recipe: 121 calories, 7g fat, 87mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 3.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
Never thought to put white chocolate into your coffee? Give it a try! Warning: You may not be able to STOP thinking about this combo once you've tried it. And there's just something about starting the day with a really gorgeous cup of coffee that makes everything that comes after it a little better...
Vanillalicious Cafe Freeze
Entire recipe: 96 calories, 3.5g fat, 121mg sodium, 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 4g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*
This is one of our classic swaps for the Starbucks Frappuccino. Sure, you can get light versions at the 'Bucks, but if you like to sip these regularly, you'll save a lot of cash taking the DIY route. And this recipe is SO easy to make -- it's all about having the right sweet 'n creamy ingredients to boost your coffee with vanilla goodness. Yummm...
Sweet 'n Salty Caramel Cocoa
Entire recipe (1 cup with whipped topping): 120 calories, 0g fat, 643mg sodium, 25g carbs, 2g fiber, 16.5g sugars, 3.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
OK, so there's no actual coffee in this one, but it's too tasty to leave off the list. Plus, the original cup that inspired our cocoa swap came from a coffee shop, so technically it qualifies. We can't imagine you'll complain -- it's got caramel mixed in AND drizzled on top! The original is gone from Starbucks, but our recipe will never fade away...
Cherry Bomb Iced Mocha
Entire recipe (1 large drink with whipped topping): 114 calories, 2.5g fat, 193mg sodium, 17g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 9g sugars, 4g protein - PointsPlus® value 3*
Black-Forest-flavored iced coffee is the kind of thing you might assume wouldn't work if you didn't taste it with your own mouth. Well, rustle up some sugar-free cherry syrup, because coffee + chocolate + cherry = awesome! (HG Tip: Cost Plus World Market is a good place to find lots of sugar-free Torani flavors.)
Hungry Spice Girl Pumpkin Latte
Entire recipe (about 12 oz. with whipped topping): 97 calories, 3.5g fat, 68mg sodium, 12g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 3.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*
There's a reason that people freak out and flock to coffee shops during pumpkin season: Pumpkin lattes ROCK. With this swap, you can not only indulge any time of year, but you can do so for way fewer calories and fat grams. Bonus: Ours has ACTUAL pumpkin in it!
Raspberry Mocha Madness Swappuccino
Entire recipe: 82 calories, 1.75g fat, 80mg sodium, 15.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 8g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*
Time for one more frosty blended treat. Don't be scared by the pairing of berry and coffee flavors -- it totally works. There's a reason this drink exists, and that reason is people LOVING the original (but now gone) Starbucks version. Blend one up at home ASAP.
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