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Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink

IS STARBUCKS PINK DRINK HEALTHY?

Starbucks' pink drink is a far healthier option compared to some of the other high sugar content drinks they sell. Made with coconut milk which comes sweetened or unsweetened, you can decide what you like, but overall making the pink drink from Starbucks is a healthier option that won’t disappoint.

DOES STARBUCKS PINK DRINK HAVE CAFFEINE?

The pink drink is lightly caffeinated. The caffeine comes from the green coffee extract in the very berry hibiscus instant tea refresher, which for a 16oz is about 45mg of caffeine.


I, of course, had to tweak this recipe to up the protein making it a great treat! Now, packed with over 20 grams of protein, it can be enjoyed as a mini-meal if combined with a handful of nuts to add healthy fat to the mix!


Ingredients

  • 4 Tazo Iced Passion Teabags

  • 2 packets Starbucks VIA Instant Refreshers Very Berry Hibiscus

  • 2 cups coconut milk (from the refrigerated section, not canned

  • 4 cups of warm water

  • Ice

  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)

  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder

Directions:

  1. Using a large measuring cup, fill with 16-oz of warm water. Heat water to boiling temperature and add tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes or until the tea is brown in color.

  2. Add protein powder and mix. Put the mixture in the refrigerator to chill while preparing the rest of the steps.

  3. Fill a different cup with coconut milk and set it aside. Rinse and slice strawberries in half and set aside.

  4. Pour in 1 Instant refresher packet, and mix to combine.

  5. In a single serving glass, pour 1 cup of the tea mixture into the cup over ice. Add sliced 1/2 cup strawberries, and top with 1/2 cup coconut milk mixture to fill the glass. Stir to combine. Cover tea mixture and store in the fridge for later, or continue making drinks. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

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