The best time of the year is definitely the holidays. And one reason in particular is because of the Starbucks holiday drinks. Walking around a mall doing Christmas shopping while holding a peppermint mocha... mmmm! There is no better time. 

However, while Starbucks drinks seem way more appropriate and less caloric in the winter (or that's what we want to think), they still have a ton of added sugars that will add to your whole day! A peppermint mocha is 440 calories. That's a meal! So instead, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. The healthiest holiday drink at Starbucks is definitely not what you think, but it has the least amount of calories, no fat and tastes great! 

via @elisialauren

Surprisingly, the healthiest holiday drink at Starbucks is a gingerbread light Frappuccino blended beverage! I know, who would want a cold drink in the winter? Well, if you're looking to save calories, lower your fats as well as drink something super yummy, this should be your first choice. 

The gingerbread light Frappuccino blended beverage is only 110 calories. If you get it with nonfat milk, there is really nothing to feel guilty about while sipping this drink. If you think I'm crazy for suggesting a cold drink during the winter months, fine. 

Here are the other healthiest holiday drinks at Starbucks that you will love, even if they are higher in calories: Teavana Joy brewed tea is 0 calories, and has a blend of black, green jasmine and oolong tea also with a hint of apricot! This is perfect if you don't want anything too heavy. Also a great option is a chestnut praline latte which has festive flavours such as caramelized chestnuts and holiday spices. Make it healthy by adding almond milk and no whip. 

If you're a Starbucks holiday drink fanatic, then definitely try out the gingerbread light Frappuccino blended beverage. It will save you the most calories for the rest of the day! Of course, skip out on the whipped cream as well. 

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