Have you ever ordered a Caramel Apple Spice drink from Starbucks? You can make a pretty decent version at home for much cheaper and about half the calories. The fact that I’ve cut the calories in something just thrills me, because I’m not known doing that.
Pour apple juice into a mug. Add a cinnamon stick. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes or to the temp that you like. Remove the cinnamon stick. Add a squirt of caramel syrup and stir it all up.
Starbucks version rings in at 310 calories. It has whipped cream on top, which I don’t add. My version has about 160 calories and no fat.
Often, I skip the cinnamon stick because they are expensive. I’ve also been known to pull the stick out and save it for the next cup. I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not, but I haven’t keeled over yet from it. Be cheap at your own risk 🙂 A bit of cinnamon syrup would be the way to go here, but I don’t happen to have any.