Seasonal Drinks = Lots of Calories

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I got overly excited when I went into my neighborhood Starbucks the other day and saw that the holiday drinks have returned.

Yesss! Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a grande peppermint white chocolate mocha...with whip.


Then I read these articles from That's Fit  and Fit Sugar that told me how many calories were in these delicious drinks. I felt like I had just found out Santa wasn't real.

For example, a medium Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Latte has 330 calories and a venti size of my favorite peppermint white mocha from Starbucks has close to 700 calories!

If you can't go without, the articles say you can save 200 calories by switching to nonfat milk and going sans whip. Hmm...perhaps I'll have to go that route...I really don't think I can go an entire holiday season without my peppermint mocha and gingerbread latte.

What's your favorite seasonal coffee drink? How do you make up for the high calories?

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