Horchata Morning Coffee, 10x less sugar than Starbucks

The well-known stereotype about weight loss surgery is that patients regain their weight by “drinking” Starbucks calories. While there is much truth to that, it is more important to think about what you can control. We are all capable of reading nutrition facts, and that knowledge will be your power.

For example, a pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks has about 50 grams of sugar. That equals to 12 teaspoons of sugar (4 grams per teaspoon). What can you do to get your fix at home for cheaper and with smarter calorie choices?

The Big Reveal

Horchata drink mix powder
Horchata drink mix powder

I recently found a horchata drink mix powder. If I add only a single teaspoon to my coffee, the cup will yield 10 sugars, which is about two spoons of granulated sugar. I use it instead of sweetener, honey, or any other flavors. Don’t forget that your favorite creamer has sugar too.

Ready to make the switch? Let me know how you like it.