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Enjoy a delicious pick me up with Starbucks Refreshers sparkling energy beverage

Starbucks Refreshers

I will be completely honest with you when I say that I do not make it through the day without some sort of caffeinated pick me up or three. I juggle a lot of different responsibilities and in order to do that, I tend to work late and get up early.  That’s not a problem… I enjoy it.  The problem is that by about two o’clock in the afternoon, the only thing I can think of is laying on the couch for a nap.  Unfortunately, I very rarely actually have an hour to spare to take a nap to feel refreshed.  My other alternative is to grab a caffeinated beverage and push myself to stay awake.

Starbucks has a new type of caffeinated beverage available.  I’m a huge fan of their coffee but now they also offer a sparkling green coffee energy beverage that contains fruit juice from concentrate called Starbucks Refreshers. Starbucks Refreshers come in three different flavors: Raspberry Pomegranate, Strawberry Lemonade and Orange Melon. They contain real fruit juice, b vitamins and ginseng. Each one has only 60 calories which makes them a fantastic choice for me while I try to keep my weight down.

As with any new product, the first thing I checked out was the ingredients list.  I was pleased to see that the first two ingredients were carbonated water and fruit juices.   Starbucks Refreshers also contain stevia leaf extract as one of the sweeteners and uses vegetable juice for the color.   Definitely good things in my book.  They contain no fat, no cholesterol, and only 5mg of sodium.  This is a great pick me up compared to some of the other things that I turn to when I’m feeling tired and run down.

Starbucks Refreshers

Starbucks Refreshers

Starbucks Refreshers come in a slim can which means that I can slip one in my handbag or my daughter can toss one in her backpack.  Their slim shape means they don’t take up a lot of room and the can is more sturdy than plastic and will not break like glass.  You can also recycle the can when you’re done with it which is very important in my family.

I’d never tried green coffee extract before so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect with the Starbucks Refreshers. I didn’t know if they’d have a coffee taste mixed with the juice or taste like a carbonated fruit juice. The first flavor I tried was the Orange Melon and as I took my first sip, I was thrilled to discover that it actually tastes just like a sparkling fruit juice beverage! The taste is very authentic and definitely enjoyable.  There was no aftertaste at all with these.   I definitely felt the same pick me up that I did with other caffeinated beverages with no jitters or let down afterwards.   I’m definitely going to be buying more of these.  I enjoyed all of the flavors but if you’re going to buy some, I highly recommend the Orange Melon. It’s by far my favorite.

Each beverage is a sparkling, delicious boost of natural energy from Green Coffee Extract you can enjoy anytime. With real fruit juice, B vitamins, ginseng, antioxidants from vitamin C and only 60 calories per can, it’s a pick-me-up you can feel good about.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, produced in collaboration with Bliss and Starbucks. I received a Starbucks Refreshers sample to review. The opinions shared in this post are my own.

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