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My New Favorite Starbucks Beverage

For those of you that recently read my Liebster Award post, you know that I gave up coffee close to a year ago.  But everyone always wants to go for coffee dates.  What’s a girl to do?!

In the Winters I’ve caved to the (definitely sugar free… or something) steamed apple juice.  But why would I dare spend $5 in the Summers on what is basically an apple juice with a special name?  But, my fellow, SSTers, do not fret.  I HAVE FOUND THE SUMMERTIME ANSWER!

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Drumroll, please… it’s Starbucks’ Iced Tea Lemonade, unsweetened, with passion fruit.  Totally not kidding.  Stud muffin Ray may or may not have been the first one to order this tasty beverage – & now I don’t blame him.  Even if you order the new Starbucks size Trenta (which is as big as my head, I measured), it’s a only a 220 calorie indulgence!  I went big after a tough workout and hour at the grocery store (see: reusable bags), but I believe a Tall is 50 calories.

While I won’t recommend this indulgence for everyday, it’s absolutely what I’ll be enjoying on those warm, sunny days when I need a taste of refreshment.

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  • Reply keen peach

    Good for you giving up coffee! I can’t imagine haha! I love those passion teas too! I also love iced coffee which mean nothing for you though. ?

    April 3, 2015 at 7:39 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Haha, I definitely used to enjoy a good iced coffee! So, while I can’t enjoy them today, I’m on board with your great choices. 🙂

      April 4, 2015 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply jordynashley

    I love their Iced skinny vanilla lattes with soy! What made you decide to give up coffee? I have thought about it many of times but just haven’t taken the leap.

    April 3, 2015 at 11:56 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Hey lady! I gave it up for a couple of reasons:
      1) I don’t like the idea of being dependent on anything, so it was time
      2) Probably TMI (my life is an open book, ha), but I get acid reflux fairly often and caffeine is a pretty big culprit. That and wine and chocolate, but those other two ain’t leaving my life anytime soon. 🙂

      Strangely, the hardest part of giving it up was missing the feeling of holding a warm cup in the morning. I felt like an extension of me was missing or something. Once I got over that, it was pretty smooth sailing!

      April 4, 2015 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply Michelle @WorkoutParty

    I’m obsessed with this stuff OMG. I actually get it plain with no lemonade and it’s still so amazing. Great during the summer too! 🙂

    April 3, 2015 at 4:56 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Ohlala, another option that I didn’t know existed, ha! I’ll have to try that next time – thanks for the tip!

      April 4, 2015 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Tricia Johnson

    I love that drink too! It’s so refreshing on a warm day!

    April 4, 2015 at 9:34 am
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