Starbucks’ secret “Pink Drink” has becoming an Instagram sensation over the last month and the moment I saw hoards of photos from people I follow from the States on my feed, I salivated!
#PinkDrink is basically an off-the-menu (means specifically stating what you want in the beverage) drink which swaps out water with coconut milk in a Strawberry Acai Refresher tea with scoops of strawberries! Aaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!
I didn’t dare ask my local Starbucks’ barista if the Pink Drink is even available in Manila (let me know if you guys are successful) as I’m on a diet but it did inspire me to make a healthy hack of it.
Check it out:
Strawberry & Coconut Protein Smoothie
3/4 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup coconut meat (I used the dried coconut flakes, unsweetened)
2 tbsp. or 1 scoop (I use the scoop that came with the powder) of whey powder protein, unsweetened strawberry flavor
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tbsp flaxseed, freshly ground (optional)
1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
3 ice cubes
1/2 cup water (optional, for thinner consistency)
Step 1: Put all the ingredients (except for the chia seeds) in the blender.
Step 2: Blend till desired consistency.
Step 3: Add the chia seeds last to avoid the gelatinous texture then mix well.
Step 4: Garnish with coconut flakes then post a photo of your very own Pink Drink on Instagram and tag me!
Step 5: Enjoy!!
This protein smoothie is a healthy meal replacement plus, since strawberry is a natural diuretic it can help you lose weight and good detox power.
There you have it! The mythical pink beverage is real and you can make a healthy version of it too.