SEATTLE — Starbucks is pumping up its cold brew beverages with plant-based protein.
New Starbucks Protein Blended Cold Brew drinks are non-dairy and made with slow-steeped Starbucks cold brew coffee, alternative milk and a plant-based protein blend that includes pea protein, banana powder and brown rice protein. Flavors include almond and cacao.
The Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew is a blend of cold brew coffee, almondmilk, plant-based protein, almond butter, a banana date fruit blend and ice. The beverage boasts 12 grams of plant-based protein.
The Cacao Protein Blended Cold Brew features a combination of cold brew coffee, coconutmilk, plant-based protein, cacao powder, a banana date fruit blend and ice. The cacao variety provides 10 grams of plant-based protein.
“This beverage is inspired by our customers’ love for Starbucks Cold Brew and a growing interest in plant-based proteins,” Starbucks said. “Starbucks Cold Brew continues to be a favorite since joining the cold coffee menu in 2015, Starting today, Starbucks customers looking for a new way to refuel can find plant-based Starbucks Protein Blended Cold Brew … a delicious, non-dairy beverage that’s a good source of protein and keeps you going throughout the day.”