This unsweetened Whole30 mocktail created with only three ingredients is a healthy Strawberry Refresher.
It’s very refreshing and hydrating, thanks to its faint strawberry flavor and creaminess, and it’s caffeine-free!
This nutritious pink drink strawberry refresher is also vegan and paleo, making it a wonderful Whole30 mocktail. It’s also guilt-free because it’s unsweetened!
Magic can strike at any time.
The moment I saw my baby for the first time, my heart was completely captured.
He was hideous! It was this instant of intolerable growth of that emotion in my chest, wrinkled and stark white and oddly crimson all at once, with a shock of black hair on top of his head and a general he-doesn’t-look-like-what-I-thought-he’d-look-like about it.
When you close your eyes and look up at the sun, you experience a similar sensation behind your eyelids. Instant enchantment.
And then there was that time, on a pregnant, mini Whole30, when I haphazardly mixed together three simple ingredients, inspired by the super strawberry-ness of the sparkling water we’d been drinking and the refreshing fruitiness of the infamous Starbucks “pink drink,” on which I’d gorged myself (OK… I had two in a fortnight) before starting our tiny round.
The milky, pale pink refreshment is hydrating, caffeine-free, Whole30, vegan, and fully unsweetened, with a faint strawberry taste from Perrier strawberry sparkling water and a traditional fruitiness from freeze-dried strawberries, all topped with a dab of creamy coconut milk.
For a nutritious pink drink, pour Perrier strawberry sparkling water over freeze-dried strawberries.
While the Starbucks pink drink inspired me, with its freeze-dried strawberries adding a hint of fruitiness to the remainder of the drink, this healthy pink drink stands on its own!
I feel fantastic about drinking this on a regular basis because it only has three ingredients: sparkling water, coconut milk, and freeze-dried strawberries.
While this nutritious pink drink can be considered a Whole30 mocktail, it’s more of an afternoon refresher in my opinion.
It’s my favorite for warmer weather because it’s thirst-quenching and so refreshing, plus because it’s unsweetened (and caffeine-free! ), there’s no mistake (or “recreation” element) with the Starbucks pink drink.
Can I substitute another dairy-free milk?
Sure! If you can’t consume coconut milk, alternative milk will suffice. If you can drink coconut milk, however, I strongly advise you to use it in this recipe.
It’s a little fuller than other alternative milk, and the faint coconut flavor complements the strawberry perfectly.
Can I make this drink using canned coconut milk?
You certainly can, but I prefer it straight from the carton. I integrate well with sparkling water and have a better overall flavor for this particular beverage.
In most of my recipes, I use canned coconut milk, but this one just works better with coconut milk from a carton!
Is it possible to use a different type of sparkling water?
You could try… But I doubt you’ll enjoy it as much. These Perrier strawberry sparkling drinks, which we obtained by chance during a supermarket order, particularly hit me.
They’re quite flavorful, and they work nicely here. You might be able to discover a different variety of strawberry sparkling, in which case you should give it a try! However, I always suggest Perrier.
|5 minutes to prepare
5 minutes total
Only three ingredients are needed to make this delicious, creamy strawberry cocktail. Caffeine-free, vegan, paleo, healthy, and Whole30 are all options.
- 1 cup unsweetened strawberry sparkling water like Perrier or bubbly
- 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries
- 1/2 cup coconut milk from carton unsweetened if on Whole30; vanilla is great otherwise
Instructions For Strawberry Refresher
- Pour Perrier strawberry sparkling water over freeze-dried strawberries in a serving cup. Allow to steep for a few minutes after stirring thoroughly. Pour coconut milk over the ice in the glass. Serve after stirring.
- Use 1 cup of any strawberry-flavored sparkling water, including Spindrift!
- Fresh strawberries can be substituted for freeze-dried strawberries, but the pink drink will lack the strawberry flavor.
Calories: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Sodium: 133mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 27g