Safe to say, I’m a Starbucks FANATIC. Hot or cold, coffee or no coffee—I love Starbucks drinks! But, I don’t love all of the added sugars…or the hole that they burn in my wallet. The Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade at Starbucks is one of my favorites. But, a tall sized drink (12 oz) drink contains 24 grams of sugar. Make that Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade a grande (16 oz) and you’ll sip up 32 GRAMS OF SUGAR!! (No wonder it’s so delicious…)
Save yourself some bucks and spare your body the sugar rush. With this DIY Starbucks recipe, you can make your own iced peach green tea lemonade at home! That way, YOU are in control of the sugar and sweetener, and you don’t even have to add any at all. Plus, this homemade iced peach green tea lemonade uses real, fresh peaches for maximum flavor and natural sweetness!
Sip on an Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade WITHOUT the Sugar!
What’s great about sweet tea? It’s sweet! How do you make sour lemons delicious? Add a bunch of sugar and make lemonade! So, how do we take the sugar out of a Starbucks Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade? First of all, there are loads of different sweeteners out there—refined and unrefined, natural and artificial, no-calorie sweeteners and sugar alcohols. (Check out my Sugar & Sweeteners 101 video to learn more!)
Simple substitutions can make all the difference. Make your DIY iced peach green tea lemonade with a natural low calorie sweetener like stevia or erythritol for a low sugar drink! These sweeteners do contain “carbs,” but those carbs are processed differently in the body—most aren’t even metabolized by the body. And, they can cut that 24 grams of sugars down to just THREE in your DIY iced peach green tea lemonade! And, those 3 grams of sugar are natural sugars from the peaches.
Wait,What’s an Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade?
If you’re checking out this Starbucks DIY recipe, you’re probably already a fan of their Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade. BUT, if you’ve never had the pleasure of drinking one, you might be confused. There’s iced tea, and then there’s lemonade—but how in the world do you get an iced peach green tea lemonade? Let me explain.
You mix antioxidant-rich green tea with the sweet taste of peaches, add some tangy lemon juice, and put it on ice! Enjoy the cool refreshment of a sweet iced tea AND a tart, tangy lemonade—plus the delicious, juicy flavor of peaches. And, voila, iced peach green tea lemonade! Two summer classics, combined into one irresistible beverage.
And, the sweet and tart flavors give this iced peach green tea lemonade the perfect balance. A delicious way to cool off on a hot summer day, or any day. If you’re a sweet tea fan or a lemonade lover, this Starbucks DIY drink is a great healthier, lower sugar option that you can try!