I'm sure all your social media outlets have been inundated with the new Starbucks Unicorn Frappaccino. While it does look like a drink, passed through an Instagram filter, what's really inside the drink? And should you drink it?  

 

As tempting as it might be to zombie along to trends, are they really worth it? Let's break down this drink:

 

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Ordering the grande size will set you back 410 calories and has a whopping 59g of sugar! 😵 That's equal to 12 packets of sugar! 😵😵

"But Wendy, YOLO!"

Let's see some alternatives that are just as Insta-worthy but won't sacrifice your hard work in the gym! 

 

Strawberry Acai Refresher

 

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This pretty pink drink in a grande is only 140 calories and about 24g of sugar. It packs a more nutritional punch with the addition of strawberries.  

 

Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher

 

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This tart little number is only 70 calories for the grande with 15g of sugar (about 3 packets of sugar). Add in the berries with their antioxidant properties and you've got yourself a refreshing drink! 

 

Summer is around the corner, so remember that abs start in the kitchen. 💪