My plant based friends, Starbucks released their new Plant Based (Vegan) protein cold brew today. My barista daughter suggested adding a banana if you love it sweet. It was good but I’ll add a banana when I get one. This will still be a treat for me because of the sugar grams but it does contact n dates and bananas so I’m sure that is part of the sugar content. Go give them some love. Thank you @starbucks for this option!
Starbucks is getting into the plant-based protein game for the first time.
Starbucks is introducing two flavors of non-dairy, plant-based Protein Blended Cold Brew -- almond and cacao.
The chain is introducing Protein Blended Cold Brew in almond and cacao flavors, available now through fall, while supplies last. The nondairy 16-ounce drinks are made from pea and brown-rice protein. "Plant-based beverages, plant-based proteins are a choice that many consumers are gravitating toward," CEO Kevin Johnson told an annual institutional-investor gathering in June, highlighting health and wellness as a strategic priority for Starbucks.
The new almond drink is made with almond milk, almond butter and 12 grams of plant-based protein and contains 270 calories, 12 grams of fat and 22 grams of sugar, according to Starbucks. The sweetness comes from what the Seattle-based chain calls the Banana Date Fruit Blend as well as coconut sugar; there's no refined sugar.
The cacao version comes with coconut milk, cacao powder and 10 grams of plant-based protein. It has 250 calories, 9 grams of fat and 26 grams of sugar. #plantbased #plantbasedprincess #starbucks #coldbrew #vegan - 5 hours ago