From whipped cream and crunchy chocolate bars to new vegan ice cream spots and soft serve at Ikea, dairy-free and vegan spins on all of our favorite summer dishes are leading the way this season. In fact, according to Nielsen, “Replacing animal products in the food system is a multi-billion-dollar industry, and it’s only getting bigger.”
Starbucks has always been at the forefront of change, especially when it comes to plant-based options. They released a new vegan cookie, toffee flavored hot cocoa, added its first prepared breakfast and gave us a protein bowl that doesn’t consist of basic seasonal fruits. Now, they’re releasing a ready-to-sip beverage in 2 different tasty flavors.
What is this drink, you ask? It’s their new Doubleshot Coffee Smoothies. These plant-based coffee smoothies will come in dark chocolate-banana and a rich vanilla honey banana, both of which are already available in grocery stores nationwide. They’ll only cost you $2.75 and are perfect for on-the-go sipping. Yum.
According to Seeds and Chips, “Under Schultz (CEO of Starbucks), Starbucks has been an early proponent of corporate social responsibility, and its 2016 Global Social Impact Report outlined the company’s vision for the future with a particular emphasis on sustainability, greener retail, and community engagements. In May 2016, Starbucks issued a $495.6 million sustainability bond to use its influence in the coffee supply chain to improve working conditions for farmers and combat the environmental risks to coffee farms around the world.“
We love when an influential company encourages veganism. Go, Starbucks!
Let’s make some summer-ready coffee drinks at home!
With these recipes from our Food Monster App, you can enjoy a vegan coffee beverage at home.
If you want something sweet, with a twist, try this Maple Cinnamon Latte recipe! The latte takes just moments to whip up using a blender, no espresso machine or special milk frother required. The results? A smooth, rich and delicious beverage.
You can’t really go wrong with a latte or oatmeal, so this Oatmeal Latté is pure, creamy perfection. Its a healthy shot of caffeine without any refined sugar! Yum!
For a coffee creamer option to enjoy in any coffee recipe, try this Amaretto Coffee Creamer. It’s perfectly sweet and will spice up any morning beverage.
If you enjoy vegan recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more!
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