Starbucks refreshers are well, refreshing, to say the least. They are great to have during hot summers and cold winters as well, but are Starbucks Refreshers keto, and are they ideal to drink while on the diet?
Yes, there are certain Keto-friendly Starbucks refreshers. However, not all refreshers qualify as keto, since some of them are high in carbs and very low in protein. I like to stay fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and while I do not spend loads of time in the gym, I like to take long jogs or walks at least 3 or 4 times a week. The keto diet is also one of my favorite ways to keep the excess weight at bay, and being that I am a big Starbucks drinks consumer, I tend to go for keto coffees and refreshers. Here is a breakdown of some of my go-to Starbucks keto refreshers.
What are some Starbucks Keto-friendly refreshers?
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Also commonly referred to as the Strawberry acai refresher, this drink is an easy favorite for me. It is tasty, light, and comes with caffeine as well. To make this drink, the barista combines a strawberry acai base with coconut milk, sweetener, ice, and freeze-dried strawberries. It is an excellent choice for me and anyone who is lactose intolerant because it does not contain any dairy.
To order this drink, ask the barista for a Grande unsweetened tango tea with three pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup, 2 splashes of heavy cream, and ice. Have it topped with freeze-dried strawberries. The sugar-free vanilla syrup is always recommended for anyone on a keto diet.
This drink is one of the most popular keto refreshers in Starbucks. The kicker, however, is that it is not on the Starbucks menu. It is on the secret menu, and baristas are well versed in how to make it. The drink contains an unsweetened peach citrus white tea, sugar-free sweetener, and heavy cream.
To order this drink, ask the barista for a Grande unsweetened peach citrus drink with 3 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup and two splashes of heavy cream. Ask that the drink be served over ice. You can also ask for an alternative type of syrup such as hazelnut syrup, honey, caramel syrup, dolce syrup, or any other of your choice.
If you like the taste of matcha in a refresher, you might want to try this drink out. The drink is made using a matcha tea blend, coconut milk, pineapple ginger syrup, and ice. The matcha is great for anyone looking to have a caffeine fix in their refresher drink. This drink is quite popular, largely because it combines the creaminess of coconut with the tropical flavor of pineapple.
To order this drink, ask the barista for a pineapple green tea infusion without the syrup as well as a splash of coconut milk. Next, ask for a few pumps of pineapple ginger syrup depending on the size of your ordered drink. Ask that the drink be served over ice. If you like, you can ask the barista for heavy cream as well.
One of the reasons why I like this drink is the fact that it has a pretty nice citrus flavor as well as a very light consistency. This drink is made from white tea which is then infused with rose hip, chamomile, lemon, hibiscus, apples, and lavender. This combination makes for quite a flavor profile, and many have described the drink’s taste as a burst or explosion of flavors in the mouth. Apart from being very refreshing, this drink also comes with a bit of caffeine which makes for a nice addition.
To order this drink, ask the barista to serve you a peach citrus white tea infusion with sugar-free vanilla syrup and ice. I like to replace the vanilla syrup with the pineapple ginger flavor for that extra warmth and fruitiness.
This drink is used as the base for the keto pink drink, and the reason why it is a great drink is that it is very simple and light, not to mention, it has 0 carbs. The refresher tea is very vibrant, and it is made by combining apple, lemongrass, hibiscus, and passionfruit extract. These are all served over ice and are sweetened using sugar-free syrup.
Seeing as it is an especially simple drink, just ask the barista for a passion tango tea with sugar-free syrup with lite, regular, or extra ice depending on what you prefer.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the highlighted drinks’ nutritional information.
Keto Pink Drink
A Grande cup of this drink which contains 16 ounces has 101 calories. It also contains 2.5 grams of fat, 28g of carbohydrates, 65mg of sodium, and 45mg of caffeine.
Keto White Drink
A Grande serving of the Keto White Drink contains just 104 calories. In it are also 41mg of cholesterol, 23mg of sodium, only 1 gram of carbohydrates, and 11 grams of fat.
Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink
In a Grande cup of this drink, you get 128 calories. It also contains 1mg of cholesterol, 86mg of sodium, 22.5 grams of total carbohydrates, and just 1.5 grams of dietary fiber.
Peach Citrus White Tea Infusion
With a Grande order of this drink, you only get 0 calories. You also get 17 grams of total carbs, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of protein, and only 20mg of caffeine.
Iced Passion Tango Tea
This is a truly unique drink as it has 0 calories, 0 carbs, 0 sodium, and even 0 caffeine since it is decaf. It is the ultimate keto drink.
If you are looking to maintain a strict keto diet and are wondering whether there are suitable drinks for you at Starbucks, you will be glad to know that there is a decent selection from which to choose. These drinks can be customized any way, and the best thing about them is that they are anything but boring.
What is considered keto at Starbucks?
Drinks that contain very few calories and carbohydrates, as well as those that have some protein and fat, are considered keto drinks at Starbucks.
Are keto refreshers healthy?
Yes, they are. They have few calories, are low in carbs, and are great for general weight loss and weight maintenance.
Do keto refreshers have caffeine?
This depends on whether they have some caffeinated tea or coffee. Some do, but others do not.
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