Besides food, protein drinks are an alternative for getting protein into your daily diet for injury recovery, muscle gain, or weight loss. So, does Starbucks have a protein drink?
Starbucks does serve protein drinks. In 2018, Starbucks launched its famous protein drinks; the Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew (considered to be the Starbucks drink with the most protein) and the Cacao Protein Blended Cold Brew. The protein content in these drinks is quite substantial. I recently resumed my gym program and I needed a protein drink that would keep me energetic during my entire session. After a lot of research, I found the Starbucks protein drinks. In this article, I will be sharing everything you need to know about the protein drinks at Starbucks.
Does Starbucks have a high protein drink?
Yes. Starbucks does offer a high protein drink. The Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew contains 12g of protein per serving while the Cacao Protein Blended Cold Brew contains 10g of protein in every 16 ounces. The Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew is made by mixing plant-based protein, ice, almond butter, banana and date fruit blend for sweetening and almond milk. The ingredients used to make the Cacao Protein Blended Cold Brew are; ice coffee, coconut milk, ice, cacao powder, plant-based protein powder and banana and dates for sweetening.
Does Starbucks have protein smoothies?
Yes. Starbucks does serve protein smoothies. The majority of Starbucks smoothies are made with at least one whole banana and two scoops of plant-based protein powder, both of which are good sources of protein. Aside from the Protein Blended Cold Brew drinks, some of the Starbucks smoothies with a considerable protein content are the chocolate smoothie made with protein powder, several pumps of dark chocolate and milk and the orange mango smoothie made with orange and mango puree, protein powder, milk and a banana.
Can I mix my Starbucks coffee with protein powder?
Yes, you can mix your Starbucks coffee with protein powder. Adding protein powder to your coffee can be a functional method to increase your protein intake and boost your energy. If you can’t stomach a full meal before a workout or you cannot have a proper breakfast, adding protein powder to your coffee will help boost your energy and nutrition.
How do you make a Starbucks protein drink?
To make a Starbucks protein drink, the only equipment you’ll need is a high-speed blender. The ingredients needed are; frozen or fresh bananas, a cup of ice, dates, almond milk or coconut milk, plant-based protein powder, cacao powder or almond butter and ice coffee.
For the Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew, you’ll blend 1 frozen banana (or fresh), 1 cup of ice, 1 scoop of plant-based protein powder, 2/3 cup of almond milk, ¼ cup of almond butter, 4 dates and ½ cup of ice coffee or cold brew. Blend until the drink is creamy and smooth. This is enough for one serving.
For the Cacao Protein Blended Cold Brew, you’ll blend 2/3 cup of coconut milk, 1 cup of ice, 1 scoop of plant-based protein, 1 frozen banana (or fresh), 4 dates, 2 tablespoons of cacao powder and ½ cup of ice coffee or cold brew. This is enough for one serving. Alter the quantity of the ingredients based on the serving you want.
Can I customize a protein drink at Starbucks?
Yes. Starbucks gives a customer the freedom to customize their protein drink. With the help of your barista, you can alter the quantity of the ingredients used and replace some of the ingredients to your liking.