Low-Calorie Starbucks Pink Drink Swap Recipe

Jul 1 2020
Question@2x Hi Lisa,

I LOVE your swap for the Starbucks Pink Drink and used to make it all the time! But then one of the main ingredients was discontinued: the strawberry açai green tea mix. Please tell me you have an alternative!

Pretty Thirsty in Pink
Answer@2x Hi PTiP,

Thanks for your email! I was so sad when Lipton stopped making that drink mix. But I recently got back in the kitchen to come up with a solution, and I found it in Crystal Light’s Wild Strawberry drink mix! Even though it doesn’t contain açai or green tea, those flavors aren’t that present in the original drink anyway. And the Crystal Light mix even has some caffeine! Without further ado, here’s my new & improved recipe. (Click on the links below to watch me make it!)
Hungry Girl's Low-Calorie Recipe Swap for Starbucks' Pink Drink

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Entire recipe: 50 calories, 2g total fat (2g sat fat), 9mg sodium, 6.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 5g sugars, <0.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 2*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 2*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

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Prep: 5 minutes or less


Half a packet of Crystal Light with Caffeine Wild Strawberry sugar-free powdered drink mix

1/2 cup (4 oz.) unsweetened coconut milk beverage (like the kind by So Delicious)

1 cup (about 8) ice cubes

1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries

Optional toppings: light whipped topping, cinnamon


Pour about half of the drink mix packet into a tall glass.

Add 1/2 cup (4 oz.) cold water, and stir to dissolve.

Add coconut milk, ice, and freeze-dried fruit. Stir until cold and well mixed.


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