Monday, February 10, 2014

Guilt Free Caramel Macchiato

If you are like me, you look forward to trips to Starbucks for that special drink that gives you energy and tastes so darn good! I love getting Iced Caramel Macchiato's year round especially when I am studying for midterms and finals. Unfortunately these drinks pack on the pounds because they are loaded with calories, carbs, and so much sugar. My Grande nonfat Iced Caramel Macchiato comes to about 190 calories, 35 grams of carbohydrates, and 32 grams of sugar. OH MY GOSH!

During Ideal Protein, I have viciously craved my Caramel Macchiato when going to the library or even passing the Starbucks by my house. Luckily, my Ideal Protein coach sent me a video containing a recipe to make the Starbucks latte that we are in desperate need of or we are going to die all craving.

Doppio espresso (2 shots of espresso)
1 Ideal Protein Vanilla Ready Made Drink
1 tsp of Walden Farms Caramel

How to:
1. Order a doppio espresso either iced or hot in a Venti or Grande cup. (If you are making it iced, order a Venti and if it is hot, order a Grande.)
2. Shake your Ideal Protein Vanilla drink.
3. Poke a hole in the top of the IP Vanilla drink with the straw.
4. Pour your IP Vanilla Drink in the Starbucks cup.
5. Stir. I drizzle caramel sauce on top of the drink to make the Caramel Macchiato, but this is optional. I have thought about getting the WF chocolate syrup to make a mocha drink as well.
6. Enjoy!

*Add two pumps of sugar-free vanilla, caramel, or cinnamon dolce syrup for a little more yumminess without the calories!

My Starbucks has no problem making this for me, but I like to mix in the protein drink and the caramel myself.

This drink comes in at 110 calories, 5 carbs, 0 grams of sugar! That's a starbucks drink worth buying!



  1. I have just purchased the WF caramel sauce to try this! I have a Starbucks addiction and was drinking a triple iced espresso with caramel drizzle and topped with a little non-fat milk EVERY DAY. Except, one glance at the calories in that Starbucks caramel sauce on MyFitnessPal and it's shockingly bad! I'm really hoping that this helps curb my cravings! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Add a few drops of coconut extract and it is similar to a Woods coffee avalanche