Coffee is a staple in every culture and has the ability to bring people together who otherwise wouldn’t have anything in common. Still, it can seem like forbidden fruit for bariatric surgery patients. With over 35,000 locations, Starbucks is the number one coffee chain where you can catch up with a friend, work remotely, or grab a quick coffee through mobile order. Their easy-to-use app and customizable menu make adjusting milk and sugar content easy to personalize any drink after weight loss surgery.

Starbucks Food Pyramid What Can I Drink At Starbuck Mexico Bariatric Center

Starbucks Bariatric-Friendly Menu

You can start drinking coffee on occasion 30 days post-op. However, waiting 2-3 months before reintroducing it into your daily routine is best. When it’s time, use this guide to make ordering coffee stress free. All nutrition facts on this cheat sheet are based on grande-sized drinks made with non-fat milk and without sweeteners or flavorings.

Check out this helpful blog for more details on reintroducing coffee into your diet!

Coffee Beverages/Drinks

Starbucks Coffee What Can I Drink At Starbuck Mexico Bariatric Center

Whether Starbucks was part of your daily routine or a special treat before starting your weight loss journey, it can still be enjoyable after surgery. Their expansive menu offers many coffee beverages that will increase energy without sacrificing your weight loss goals.

Starbucks MenuFatCarbsProteinSugar
Brewed Coffee- Dark Roast (5 Cal)0g0g1g0g
Brewed Coffee- Medium Roast (5 Cal)0g0g1g0g
Brewed Coffee- Blonde Roast (5 Cal)0g0g1g0g
Brewed Coffee- Decaf Pike Place Roast (5 Cal)0g0g1g0g
Caffe Misto- Nonfat Milk (70 Cal)0g10g7g10g
Clover® Brewed Coffee – Dark Roast (10 Cal)0g0g1g0g
Clover® Brewed Coffee – Light Roast (10 Cal)0g0g1g0g
Clover® Brewed Coffee – Medium Roast (10 Cal)0g0g1g0g
Caffe Americano (15 Cal)0g3g1g0g
Cold Brewed Coffee (3 Cal)0g0g0g0g
Iced Caffè Americano (15 Cal)0g3g1g0g
Cappuccino (80 Cal)0g12g8g10g
Iced Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte (80 Cal)0g12g7g10g

Tea Beverages/Drinks

Starbucks Tea What Can I Drink At Starbuck Mexico Bariatric Center

Teas are a great choice for bariatric patients. They can give you a caffeine boost in smaller doses, leaving you energized without feeling jittery.

Starbucks MenuFatCarbsProteinSugar
Earl Grey Brewed Tea (0 Cal)0g0g0g0g
Emperor’s Clouds and Mist Brewed Tea (0 Cal)0g0g0g0g
English Breakfast Black Brewed Tea (0 Cal)0g0g0g0g
Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea (0 Cal)0g0g0g0g
Mint Majesty Brewed Tea (0 Cal)0g0g0g0g
Oprah Chai Herbal Brewed Tea (0 Cal)0g0g0g0g
Oprah Cinnamon Chai Brewed Tea (0 Cal)0g0g0g0g
Passion Tango Brewed Tea (0 Cal)0g0g0g0g
Peach Tranquility Brewed Tea (0 Cal)0g0g0g0g
Youthberry Brewed Tea (0 Cal)0g0g0g0g


Starbucks Food What Can I Drink At Starbuck Mexico Bariatric Center

Although Starbucks isn’t known for its food, they offer a wide variety of low-calorie, high-protein, nutritious options for bariatric patients.

Starbucks MenuFatCarbsProteinSugar
Turkey Bacon, Cheddar & Egg White Sandwich (230 Cal)5g28g17g2g
Spinach, Feta & Egg White Wrap (290 Cal)8g34g20g5g
Kale & Mushroom Egg Bites (230 cal)14g11g15g1g
Egg White & Roasted Red Pepper Egg Bites (170 Cal)8g11g12g3g
Swiss & Ham Croissant (320 Cal)17g28g14g5g
Sting Cheese (80 Cal)6g1g7g0g

Basic Precautions for Starbucks

  1. Dairy Substitutions: Modifying dairy options can decrease sugar and fat nutrition, making Starbucks more bariatric-friendly.
  2. Avoid Sugary Beverages: Sugary drinks can cause dumping syndrome because of their high sugar content. Sugary syrups and flavorings can seem enticing but can be an easy way to slip off track.
  3. Don’t Drink from a Straw: Using a straw will introduce extra air into your new stomach pouch, causing gas pain and discomfort.
  4. Don’t Forget Protein: Order a black coffee and add a protein shake as a creamer to flavor your coffee and work towards your protein goals.

Simple modifications like this allow you to enjoy delicious drinks from Starbucks while staying on track with your goal for long-term weight loss.

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