Acai bowls have taken social media by storm in the past few years and it seems like everybody is joining the trend. Has Starbucks jumped on too? Does Starbucks have acai bowls?
While scrolling through Instagram, I always come across countless posts of people showing what they had for breakfast that morning. Recently, a certain breakfast item caught my eye. They’re called acai bowls. They look healthy, hearty, nutritious, and aesthetically pleasing.
The next time I went to Starbucks for breakfast, best believe I asked if they had one. I was elated to learn that Starbucks does have acai bowls. In addition to that, they also have two refreshing acai drinks, perfect for the summer. I wrote this article to share everything I learned about them.
What is Starbucks acai?
A Starbucks acai may be a refresher drink or an acai bowl.
Starbucks offers two types of Strawberry acai refresher drinks and an acai bowl on their menu. Before we answer the question of what is Starbucks acai, let’s explore what acai is in the first place.
Acai is a small fruit with a delicious and tropical taste. It looks like a grape and it is harvested from acai palm trees found in Brazil. These fruits have a very short shelf-life and hence are not sold in fruit form. Instead, they are sold in a pureed form and can be found in the freezer sections of grocery stores.
Starbucks acai uses acai in its pureed form for their drinks and bowls. In the refresher drinks, they use a strawberry-flavored acai base, which is pureed and blended in with the rest of the ingredients.
The Starbucks acai bowl is known as the vegan superberry acai bowl. It is made of smooth fruit puree of acai, banana, apple, raspberry, and blueberry and a topping of toasted coconut, snappy pepitas, and granola.
What is a strawberry acai from Starbucks?
A Strawberry acai from Starbucks is a refresher drink available at Starbucks.
Starbucks has two types of Strawberry acai refresher drinks, namely Strawberry acai refreshers beverage and Strawberry acai lemonade refreshers beverage.
The Starbucks strawberry acai refreshers beverage is made of ice, strawberry acai base, and freeze-dried strawberries. It is a refreshing drink with sweet strawberry flavors, passionfruit, and acai notes. The real freeze-dried strawberry pieces take their flavor to another level and the ice makes it even more refreshing.
The Starbucks acai lemonade refreshers beverage is slightly different. It has the same ingredients as the strawberry acai drink but has lemonade added to it, which is just lemon juice, water, sugar, and lemon oil. The lemonade adds more zing to the drink and blends well with the other ingredients to create a refreshing drink, perfect for hot summer days.
How do you order acai at Starbucks?
If you are ordering the refresher drinks, they can be found all year round and in all Starbucks stores. You can order it in person by visiting a Starbucks store or using the drive-thru if you’re in your car. You can also order it online via the Starbucks app or the official website.
This drink comes with an array of customizations. First off, you can choose the type of milk you would like. There are dairy options available such as whole milk, 2% milk, and half and half. There are also non-dairy milk alternatives such as coconut milk and almond milk.
Further customizations include choosing the type of juice you’d like with your drink, adding syrups for more flavor, adding fruits, and selecting the amount of ice you’d like with your drink.
The cup sizes available for this drink are Tall, Grande, Venti, and Trenta.
The vegan veryberry acai bowl comes as it is and doesn’t have any customizations. All you have to do is tell the barista that it’s what you’d like to order.
Is Starbucks discontinuing Strawberry acai?
No, it is not. The Strawberry acai drink is on the permanent menu, and there to stay.
How much is a Starbucks acai?
The Strawberry refresher acai drink goes for $4.49 for a Grande cup size, $4.99 for a Venti cup size, and $5.29 for a Trenta cup size.
How many calories is a Starbucks acai bowl?
It is 340 calories.
How many calories is a Starbucks strawberry refresher acai drink?
The Starbucks strawberry refresher acai drink has 140 calories. The Starbucks strawberry lemonade refresher acai drink has 90 calories.
Is the Starbucks acai bowl on the permanent menu?
Yes, it is. It’s available all year round
Is the Starbucks strawberry refresher acai drink on the permanent menu?
Yes, it is. It’s available all year round.