Good news for carb counters! There’s now a Starbucks hack for ordering their infamous “Pink Drink” that will help you to enjoy your afternoon pick-me-up without ruining your diet.
The pink drink at Starbucks has been a popular menu choice for many years. It’s a Strawberry Acai Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage made with coconut milk in place of water, and people say it tastes just like a pink Starburst.
And now there’s a keto-friendly way to order the pink drink, meaning you can enjoy your favorite drink without blowing your low-carb diet. Here’s how you order it: Ask for a Starbucks Passion Tango Iced Tea, but in place of milk (which is high in carbs), ask for it to be made with heavy cream. Then request 2-3 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup. You can sweeten it further with a little Splenda if you desire.
Instagram user ketomandiekay posted a picture of the end result on her page, and it looks delicious!
A venti Starbucks Passion Tango Iced Tea made with heavy cream in place of water and sugar-free vanilla syrup comes in at 4g of carbs and 22g of fat (yes, that sounds like a lot of fat, but if you’re following the keto diet, you know it’s a high-fat, low-carb diet). Instagram user ohkayeketo explains her ordering process and reveals the carb/fat count in her recent post about the keto-friendly pink drink:
Of course, if you aren’t on a keto diet, then ordering the pink drink this way won’t do wonders for your waistline. If you’re counting calories instead of carbs, consider ordering your favorite iced latte “Skinny,” which means it comes with no whip, nonfat milk and sugar-free syrup. Or try an Iced Starbucks® Blonde Cold Foam Cappuccino, which has 0g of fat and 60 calories.
Isn’t it awesome that there are so many ways to enjoy your favorite Starbucks drink without blowing your own particular diet? Cheers!