Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Confession: I don't like Starbucks.

I don't even actually like coffee. It's nothing personal, Starbucks. I just have really tried...and don't like coffee. I love the smell.

It also seems like the very grown up thing to like. But... I can't do it.

So, when people insist on meeting up at Starbucks to hangout (because we're grown ups and thats what we do)... I always find myself with this pink frozen drink feeling a bit like a third grader amongst everyone else's very sophisticated lattes and mocha-things.

That pink frozen drink? You guessed it. The Strawberries and Creme frappuccino. It is fantastic.

It's also completely horrible for you. Imagine that.

So, I hope you can hear my excitement when I announce to you that I found a way to not only make this at home, but also make it a complete and nutritious meal.  Strawberries and Creme for breakfast? Why yes, thank you very much.

How did I do it?

You're going to die when you see how simple it is. And, if that doesn't kill you -- the comparision chart of nutrition facts and costs alongside the Starbucks version will seal the deal.

Dying. With excitement.

6 oz. vanilla almond milk
6 oz. water
1 cup ice
1 scoop strawberry shakeology

---> Blend, blend, blend. #theend. 

Strawberries and Creme in the time it would have taken you to wait in line at Starbucks. Here is how it all lines up nutritionally (and with cost! Because lets be honest, that matters!)

Here, I did my calculations based off of a 12 oz serving. With the blended ice, my shakeology ended up being more like 15 oz.

Now, of course the tall is the SMALLEST size you can order at Starbucks. Most people would order a grande or venti -- which is obviously more in calories and cost.

What you're seeing here is the cheapest option Starbucks will offer you compared to the complete full serving Shakeology recommends as an entire meal that will not only fulfill your cravings but help keep you energized, focused, regular (just saying -- that matters too!) and feeling good about your choices...and your bank account.

I mean, that's an obvious choice.