Since one of the trending things in Thailand and across the globe lately are tropical Asian drinks we made this. Our Copycat Starbucks Pineapple Matcha Drink uses more whole foods ingredients, and saves you money and a trip. You can always modify our recipes to meet your specific needs.
Coming up with a healthy version that is our own
When we do a copycat recipe, we always start from scratch. We may get a few tips from the restaurants but there are usually proprietary things you have to figure out yourself. So this is what we came up with. The nutrition facts are pretty difficult for this recipe so for the time being I am going to leave them out but you can check out the Starbucks version website page and maybe get close.
They use their own powders and syrup. We came up with our own syrup we made at home for this which you will need to make using this recipe first.
The coconut milk is the kind you find in the carton by the soy milk, it's not the canned kind, that has too much fat. It doesn't work.
Copycat Starbucks Pineapple Matcha Drink
- Sauce Pan
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- 1 cup pineapple Rind and core
- 4 cups water
- ¼ cup ginger sliced
- 1 tsp stevia
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 cup coconut milk Carton variety
- 1 tbsp unsweetened matcha powder
- 1 tbsp Ginger honey tea crystals
- Make the ginger syrup, see above
- Mix all ingredients in a shaker, blender or mixer
- Sever with ice and pineapple chunks if you like
Our mission at healthythairecipes.com was born from my trying to rehab my wife's native Thai recipes to be as healthy as possible for both of us.
We like the whole foods, avoid processed ingredients approach. What is healthy for us may not be healthy for you though as your situation is fact-dependent.
I like to say, when in doubt, check it out with a doctor or dietitian, if you have concerns.
When it comes to food safety, When in doubt, throw it out, if you think an ingredient is questionable.
Let us know how we can make our healthy Thai recipes healthier in the comments section below. Nutrition calculations are an estimate, calculated by a computer.