So many of us LOVE our Starbucks drinks, but we want healthier options! I’m a huge fan of the Refreshers, so I’m going to try to make them as clean as possible for you! You’ll LOVE Healthy Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Recipe to Make at Home!
It uses my very favorite tea company- Pique Tea Crystals! They make tea crystals that are packed with antioxidants! One of my favorite teas they offer works perfectly with this recipe: their Hibiscus Beauty Elixir! You can get this Hibiscus Beauty Elixir here or in this fun Herbal Elixirs bundle!
Did you know hibiscus contains 10x more vitamin-c than oranges?! That’s pretty amazing! Read even more about the health benefits of Hibiscus Tea here.
Let’s compare the original ingredients to my healthy version!
Ice, Berry Refresher Base [Water, Sugar, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Green Coffee Extract, Citric Acid, Erythritol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Rebaudiside A], Lemonade [Water, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Lemon Oil], Freeze-dried Blackberries.
Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Nutrition:
For a grande size, there are 120 calories, 30g carbohydrates, and 1g dietary fiber, and 27g of sugar. It also has 45-55mg of caffeine.
What makes my Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Recipe Healthy:
- There’s no refined or artificial sugar! (The Starbucks drink uses sugar and erythritol, a sugar alcohol food additive, and Rebaudiside A]. My recipe is only sweetened with white grape juice concentrate!)
- It’s naturally caffeine free! (The Starbucks drink using green coffee bean extract to give it caffeine. If you want caffeine, check out the notes on the recipe to see what I do!)
My Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Recipe Nutrition:
For a grande-size (16 oz) of My Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers® Recipe, there are 135 calories, 32g carbs, 28.8g sugars, 1.9g dietary fiber, 0.5g protein, 0.2g fat, and no caffeine.
But what about the caffeine?
I’m sure some of you are thinking, but wait! I DO want the caffeine in my Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers! What can I do?
I totally get it! I have two recommendations:
• If you want it to be as authentic to the Starbucks recipe as possible, you can use this Green Coffee Bean Extract. Each capsule contains 20mg of caffeine. A cup of coffee has roughly 95g of caffeine, so you can add as many capsules as you deem necessary. [The bottle says not to exceed 2 capsules per day].
• The other option that I typically go with is adding Pique Tea Crystals’ Mint Green Tea– I LOVE the addition of mint, and it adds 28-34mg of caffeine per packet!
Let’s get onto my Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Recipe!Print
3 T white grape juice concentrate
3 T lemon juice
1/4 c fresh or frozen blackberries
2 Pique Tea Crystals packets- Hibiscus Beauty Elixir
1/2 c ice
This recipe is SO easy! I add the white grape juice concentrate, lemon juice, fresh blackberries, and the Pique Tea Crystals packets- Hibiscus Beauty Elixir to my Vitamix blender. I pulse a few times until everything is combined (there will still be some whole or blackberry bits!).
Pour over 1/2 cup ice. Enjoy!