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Bye-bye boring black coffee! Starbucks lovers who have made the decision to go low-carb are rejoicing as “secret menu” enthusiasts reveal a keto-approved hack that allows fans of the international chain to get their fix…without wasting carbs! Read on to learn more about the fruity treat that brings the flavor without the carbohydrates—the Peach Citrus White Tea.

Sugar-free Starbucks?

As any true Starbucks addict knows, the coffee giant’s specialty drinks are usually not safe for those following a low-carbohydrate diet. A grande caramel macchiato carries about 33 grams of carbohydrates, and even the iced café latte clocks in at 12 grams of carbs. One of the most carb-heavy drinks is the Frappuccino—a grande strawberry and cream Frappuccino will cost you a whopping 82 grams of carbohydrates.1 Unfortunately, not even the seasonal pumpkin spice latte (click here for a keto alternative) is safe. A grande pumpkin spice latte will take up over 51 grams of carbohydrates, more than most men and women should consume in a day while following the ketogenic diet.

How to order the Peach Citrus White Tea

The Peach Citrus White Tea is a drink found only on Starbucks’ “secret menu,” so you’ll have to place a specialty order to give it a try. The drink is a spinoff of the Peach Citrus White Tea Infusion, which is typically off-limits for ketogenic dieters due to the added sugar found in the syrup used to create the unique flavor blend. However, the base tea has zero carbohydrates and zero grams of sugar, making this hack possible. To order, simply ask your barista for

  • unsweetened Peach Citrus White Tea with a splash of heavy cream
  • 2-4 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup
  • no water
  • light ice

The result is a deliciously fruity and creamy treat that’s the perfect closing note for an abnormally hot summer season!

Instagram users are singing the praises of the new menu hack—one user wrote that she was afraid she’d “ordered the wrong drink” because the Peach Citrus White Tea didn’t taste sugar-free! Other users compared the beverage to Disney’s Peach Milk Tea available from the Epcot park, and another user called it “liquid peach cobbler.” Even if you aren’t eating low-carb, the Peach Citrus White Tea might be worth a taste!

Other delicious keto beverages

Eating low-carb doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice flavor—especially when it comes to your morning Joe. The internet’s most creative keto chefs have come up with an endless number of unique coffee recipes that restore flavor without piling on the sugar. Whether you’re looking to whip up a batch of your own cold brew, you’re craving the sweet and seasonal taste of a peppermint mocha, or you’re just looking for information on how to order your coffee in the morning without ruining your diet, there are resources available online to support you and help you make the substitutions that you need to enjoy life. Happy sipping!


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