• Laura R Keller

Unicorn Majik Drink


Pitaya and Blue Majik make a beautiful and healthy drink and will provide your body with: antioxidants, B vitamins, omega 3's, magnesium, potassium and hormonal balance. Plus it's anti-inflammatory, aesthetically pleasing, and delicious!

I'm sure you've seen the Unicorn Frappe everyone's been talking about. It's all over your friend's social media, and you've seen it in line at Starbucks. What is that magical pink and blue drink?! Whether or not you have tried one or get them all the time, let's take a look at just what IS in those pretty drinks from Starbucks. Here is the ingredient list: Starbucks Frappe Ingredients:

Ice, Milk, Crème Frappuccino Syrup [Water, Sugar, Salt, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid], Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Mango Syrup [Sugar, Water, Mango Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Passion Fruit Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Turmeric, Gum Arabic], Blue Drizzle [White Chocolate Mocha Sauce (Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Sorbate, Monoglycerides), Classic Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid), Sour Blue Powder (Citric Acid, Color [Spirulina, Water, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid])], Pink Powder [Dextrose, Fruit And Vegetable Color (Apple, Cherry, Radish, Sweet Potato)], Sour Blue Powder [Citric Acid, Color (Spirulina, Water, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid)].

We cannot guarantee that any of our products are free from allergens (including dairy, eggs, soy, tree nuts, wheat and others) as we use shared equipment to store, prepare and serve them.

And here is the Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz)

Calories 410Calories from Fat 140

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 10g50%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 45mg15%

Sodium 230mg10%

Total Carbohydrate 62g21%

Dietary Fiber 0g0%

Sugars 59g

Protein 5g

Vitamin A

15%

Vitamin C

0%

Calcium

20%

Iron

0%

Caffeine 0mg**

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

**Each caffeine value is an approximate value.

Source: https://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/frappuccino-blended-beverages/unicorn-frappuccino-blended-crème

If you care to read a bit more on why these ingredients are not so great, Vani has broken it down so well, I wanted to just focus on a fun alternative with my blog post.

So let's dive into a healthy unicorn drink you can feel great about consuming anytime of the day!

You will need:

For the blue:

2 frozen bananas

1 scoop of blue majik

2-3 pitted dates (optional)

4 drops of maca or 1 tbsp of maca powder (optional)

splash of unsweetened almond milk

For the pink:

3-4 frozen bananas

1 scoop of freeze-dried pitaya or one fresh pink dragonfruit

splash of unsweetened almond milk

1 mason jar or glass for your creation.

Directions:

Let frozen bananas sit for 5-10 minutes so the blender blade can work with them. Add a splash of almond milk to help get things moving. Blend the ingredients for the pink smoothie first. Set a little aside to top it off. Blend the ingredients for the blue smoothie. Top it off with the rest of the pink smoothie. Add a sprinkle of coconut sugar if you desire for a little extra natural sweetness.

This Unicorn Majik treat will provide you with: antioxidants, B vitamins, omega 3's, magnesium, potassium, hormonal balance, is anti-inflammatory and will leave you with a highly satisfied palate. Choose your foods wisely to nourish your body, you deserve it! :)

Enjoy and share with your friends!

In Good Health,

Laura