Healthy Pink Drink Strawberry Refresher

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Healthy Pink Drink Strawberry Refresher


This healthy pink drink strawberry refresher is an unsweetened, Whole30 mocktail made with only three ingredients. With its subtle strawberry flavor and creaminess, it’s super refreshing and hydrating, since it’s caffeine free! This healthy pink drink strawberry refresher is vegan and paleo, too, as well as a great Whole30 mocktail type drink, and totally guilt-free since it’s unsweetened! Perfect with freeze-dried strawberries and coconut milk 
Healthy pink drink strawberry refresher with freeze dried strawberries, Perrier strawberry sparkling water, and coconut milk
Sometimes magic just happens.
Like the moment I met my husband, and I just knew. I knew instantly! Right away, sitting across from him at South of Beale in downtown Memphis, I just knew we’d get married and have babies and want to kill each other daily for the rest of our lives. Instant magic
Healthy pink drink strawberry refresher with freeze dried strawberries, Perrier strawberry sparkling water, and coconut milk
And then there was that time when I haphazardly poured together three simple ingredients, on a pregnant, mini Whole30, inspired by the super strawberryness of the sparkling water we’d been drinking and simultaneously by 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.
Instant magic.
A subtle strawberry flavor from the Perrier strawberry sparkling water is infused with a classical fruitiness from the freeze-dried strawberries, all capped with a bit of creamy coconut milk, creating a milky, pale pink refresher that’s hydrating, caffeine-free, Whole30, vegan, and totally unsweetened.
Freeze-dried strawberries for healthy pink drink
Perrier strawberry sparkling water pouring over freeze-dried strawberries for healthy pink drink
While I was inspired by the Starbucks pink drink and its freeze-dried strawberries spiking the rest of the drink with a bit of extra fruitiness, this healthy pink drink is a beverage of its own! With only three ingredients–sparkling water, coconut milk, and freeze-dried strawberries–I feel great about drinking this regularly.
And while you can think of this healthy pink drink as a Whole30 mocktail, it’s really more of an afternoon refresher in my opinion. Thirst quenching and so fresh, it’s my favorite for warmer weather and since it’s unsweetened (and caffeine-free!), there’s no confusion (or “recreation” factor) with the Starbucks pink drink.
Hand holding healthy pink drink strawberry refresher
I can’t drink coconut milk! Can I have _____ milk instead in this Whole30 mocktail?
Sure! If you can’t drink coconut milk, then an alt milk is OK. However, if you can drink coconut milk, I highly, highly recommend you use that in this recipe. It’s a bit richer than other alt milks and the subtle coconut flavor works so beautifully with the strawberry.
Can I use coconut milk from a can for this healthy pink drink?
You can, but I prefer it from a carton. I blends with the sparkling water better and has a generally better flavor for this specific beverage. I almost always use coconut milk from a can for my recipes, but this one just works better with coconut milk from a carton!
Coconut milk pouring into healthy pink drink strawberry refresher
Can I use a different kind of sparkling water?
You can try… but I don’t think you’ll like it as much. I was especially struck by these Perrier strawberry sparkling waters that we got by accident during a grocery order. They’re so powerful with the flavor and they work beautifully here. You might be able to find another type of strawberry sparkling, in which case, you can try it! But I always recommend the Perrier.
To make this healthy pink drink strawberry refresher (unsweetened, Whole30, vegan, caffeine-free), I used…
Healthy pink drink strawberry refresher with freeze dried strawberries, Perrier strawberry sparkling water, and coconut milk
4.55 from 11 votes
Course Beverage
Cuisine American, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings drink

Ingredients
  1. 1 8.45- ounce can Perrier strawberry sparkling water
  2. 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  3. 1/2 cup coconut milk from carton unsweetened if on Whole30; vanilla is great otherwise

Instructions
Pour freeze-dried strawberries in serving cup then pour Perrier strawberry sparkling water over. Stir well and let sit a couple minutes to steep. Add ice to glass then pour coconut milk over. Stir and serve.