Starbucks Debuts Kale Smoothies and Yogurt Parfaits

Starbucks is partnering with Dannon to roll out customizable yogurt smoothies: kale and protein powder optional

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Kale smoothies at Starbucks? The forces have finally aligned, and the result is green.

It took them a few years, but Starbucks is finally jumping on the leafy green bandwagon and will be rolling out kale smoothies. The coffee giant just announced a partnership with Dannon to put Evolution Fresh housemade yogurt smoothies and parfaits on the menu. Each smoothie will have a non-fat Greek yogurt base with added fresh fruit and vegetables, and customers can add kale or protein powder if they want. The three smoothie flavors are Sweet Greens, Mango Carrot, and Strawberry, each containing 20 percent or more of your recommended daily fruits and vegetables.

“I couldn’t be more excited about what these smoothies offer the Starbucks customer,” said Jeff Hansberry, president of Evolution Fresh, in a statement. “We created a nutritious smoothie with our cold-pressed fruit and juice blends, combined with the delicious, creamy Greek yogurt we developed with Dannon. They are free from artificial sweeteners or fillers, just a unique, wholesome, snack or beverage.”

Each 16-ounce smoothie costs $5.95, and contains between 170 and 230 calories. The smoothies are also available outside of Starbucks at Target, Albertsons/Safeway, and Kroger. The parfaits will roll out this May, and will be introduced to about half of Starbucks locations nationwide.

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