The chilly winter weather calls for a steaming cup of coffee to warm you up and provide a cozy feeling. However, some coffee drinks may not be the best choice for health-conscious individuals due to the high quantities of sugar and calories present in the added syrups and sauces. But there’s no need to give up on your favorite seasonal beverages just yet. There are plenty of ways to lighten the recipes so you can still enjoy drinks suitable for the season!

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We’ve found some incredible recipes for you to try out. All of these drinks are hot, warming your soul and impressing your taste buds! The best part is that they are low in calories and healthier than other standard drinks. Some options have warm flavors, such as maple or pumpkin spice. Meanwhile, other choices exist, such as almond, peppermint, and white mocha. Whether you prefer lattes, cappuccinos, or macchiatos, there is definitely something that will satisfy your cravings.

1. Maple Oat Milk Latte

Enjoy this Weight Watchers latte recipe with delightful hints of maple syrup. You can easily make this drink using black coffee, unsweetened oat milk, vanilla extract, ground cardamom, and maple syrup! This is a natural way to sweeten your coffee without adding tons of extra calories. The ground cardamom is a nice touch that complements the natural sweeteners.

2. Skinny Vanilla Almond Latte (Dairy Free)

This easy latte recipe contains four simple ingredients: freshly brewed coffee, vanilla extract, stevia, and unsweetened almond milk. Since it uses unsweetened milk and stevia instead of granulated sugar, it reduces the calories a ton. Per serving, this drink is only 25 calories! It doesn’t get any better than that.

3. White Chocolate Mocha

When you’re in the mood for a white chocolate mocha from Starbucks, you can make this version instead. It has much fewer calories than the one from the famous coffee shop! The Starbucks version is almost 500 calories, while this one is only a fraction of that. To make it, you will need a Starbucks blonde roast k-cup, skim milk, stevia, white chocolate sauce, and fat-free whipped cream!

4. Low Calorie Cappuccino

Sometimes, all you want is a simple cappuccino. When this happens, this recipe comes in handy! It is only 60 calories. All you need is brewed coffee and skim milk. It doesn’t contain tons of sugar, just one teaspoon, which lowers the calories. This is incredibly easy to make and perfect to enjoy as your morning coffee! Enjoy it with fresh fruit, an omelet, or a healthy parfait.

5. Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Cinnamon Dolce is a delicious drink but often high in calories. Luckily, you can make it healthier when you make it at home. This recipe uses fat-free milk, natural sweetener, vanilla extract, coffee, fat-free whipped cream, and cinnamon. You can also add ground nutmeg! Whether you use a k-cup or freshly brewed dark or bold coffee is up to you. The most important part is using fat-free milk and substituting the sugar.

6. Skinny Peppermint Mocha

The Girl on Bloor posted this low-calorie mocha recipe with hints of peppermint and chocolate. You will need almond milk, cocoa powder, mint syrup, espresso shots, and light whipped cream to make this drink. For decoration, you can sprinkle on crushed candy cane pieces, which gives it a gorgeous presentation! Make this for your friends or family when they come over, and they will be blown away. They won’t even notice that it is low-calorie!

7. Healthy Gingerbread Latte

Here is a drink that’s perfect for the winter. Not only will it warm you up, but it has delicious hints of gingerbread, which are perfect for the colder months. This recipe is 65 calories per serving! It has hints of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and molasses. You could also use maple syrup instead. The base of the drink is made with espresso shots and almond milk!

8. Skinny White Russian

Who doesn’t love a boozy coffee every now and then? This classic White Russian drink can be made healthier with a few adjustments. All you need is hot coffee, fat-free half-and-half, vodka, and Sweet’N’Low sweetener. Also, a dash of pure vanilla extract does wonders! Per serving, this drink is only 90 calories! Make this the next time you host a winter dinner party.

9. Homemade Apple Crisp Macchiato

Milk and Honey Nutrition posted this recipe, a copycat version of Starbucks’ apple crisp macchiato. As we all know, Starbucks drinks can be high in calories. Luckily, this drink is only 70 calories! It utilizes the espresso, unsweetened almond milk, apple juice, and cinnamon. You will also need brown sugar, a splash of lemon juice, and maple syrup! This drink has the perfect balance of sweetness and is perfect for drinking during winter.

10. Skinny Vanilla Latte

You can never go wrong with a traditional vanilla latte! Vanilla is such a delicious flavor with a warm essence. This version has fewer calories because you can use vanilla stevia drops, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and erythritol. For the base of the drink, you will need two espresso shots! This drink is 70 calories per serving. Thanks to the Conscious Plant Kitchen for this wonderful recipe!

11. Weight Watchers Cinnamon Cappuccino with Non-Fat Milk

Here’s a Weight Watchers-friendly recipe that you will love. This comforting drink utilizes nonfat milk and has hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Your taste buds will also enjoy the creamy skim milk, cocoa powder, and strong coffee. You can place a cinnamon stick in the coffee to upgrade its presentation. This recipe only takes 10 minutes to make! It is 86 calories per serving.

12. Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you thought you couldn’t get a lower-calorie version of a pumpkin spice latte, think again! Our Weight Watchers-friendly version is incredibly decadent and super easy to make. With hints of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, vanilla, and pumpkin puree, your taste buds will be in heaven. You will also need 1% milk, sugar-free syrup, and freshly brewed coffee! Enjoy this all winter long!

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