Starbucks has today launched a three-flavour smoothie range in its UK stores, which blends fresh fruit and vegetables with natural cloudy apple juice or coconut milk.
The nutritious smoothies are available in green, berry, and orange and ginger flavours. They contain no added sugar and provide customers with one of their five recommended daily portions of fruit and vegetables in each serving.
The coffee chain has also launched a mini frappuccino this week, available for a limited time. The new 10oz cup size gives customers even more ways to customise their favourite frappuccino in a smaller size this summer, Starbucks said.
Sara Bruce-Goodwin, vice-president, research & development and quality and regulatory for Starbucks EMEA, said: “We’re delighted to be launching our new smoothie range this summer, growing our menu to continue to meet the needs of our customers.”
In January, Starbucks announced its commitment to reducing added sugar by 25% by 2020 in an effort to further help consumers make informed and improved nutritional choices. Starbucks has said that it has already reached its 2016 sugar reduction target, reducing added sugar in its syrups by 5%.
Bruce-Goodwin continued: “There are thousands of ways to customise our drinks and by continuing to make changes towards our 2020 health and wellness commitments, we hope to provide customers with even more choices.”
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