I was inspired by a friend’s post (who shall remain nameless but I’m sure he knows who he is) to write a little ditty about those tasty coffee drinks that are so popular these days.
While they may be trendy and tasty, they are certainly costly if you are watching your daily caloric intake. I put together a little table to demonstrate my point.
(I used the grande size as I believe it is the most popular size with most customers.)
|Drink (16 oz)||Calories||% of Recommended Daily Calories for a woman, 31-50 yr old*|
|White Chocolate Mocha||400||22%|
|Caramel Brulee Frap||300||17%|
|Cinnamon Dolce Frap||350||19%|
*source: http://www.webmd.com/diet/estimated-calorie-requirement (1800 calories a day)
Now consider: 1 chicken breast, 1 cup of green beans, and 1 iced unsweetened tea = approx. 281 calories.