New Smoothies at Starbucks: Mango Carrot, Strawberry, and Sweet Greens!
Beginning March 31st, you’ll see new smoothies at your local Starbucks. The three new flavors are as follows (and these replace the older versions of the smoothies):
- Evolution Fresh Strawberry Smoothie – A unique take on the classic strawberry smoothie enhanced with apple and banana puree, plus nonfat Greek yogurt.
- Evolution Fresh Mango Carrot Smoothie – A sweet, approachable mango smoothie with a twist of carrot plus nonfat Greek yogurt. This smoothie gets a dash of nutmeg!
- Evolution Fresh Sweet Greens Smoothie – A delicious vegetable-forward smoothie with an assortment of green vegetables balanced with mango and banana puree, plus nonfat Greek yogurt.
The stores getting the new smoothies will still keep their protein powder and bananas, so if you were a fan of the previous chocolate smoothie, you should still be able to order that beverage. Starbucks has offered smoothies ever since July 2008, originally introduced into the beverage lineup as “Vivanno Nourishing Blends.” Eventually, Starbucks dropped the “Vivanno” branding and just started calling them smoothies.
The new smoothies can be modified by adding fresh kale, protein, a banana, extra yogurt, or blueberries, according to Starbucks. The “fresh kale” modifier is all new, designed for the smoothies. I’ve tried them with the fresh kale and they’re delicious! All of the new smoothies are amazing but my favorite is the Mango Carrot Smoothie (unmodified)! The Mango Carrot is shown in the picture at bottom.
Just a reminder, this is not the only regional product launch starting on the 31st. The Pacific Northwest (and Northern California area) gets the above three new smoothies, and the New England/ Northeast region gets Cold Brew Coffee. The Pacific Northwest stores generally includes locations in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and parts of Idaho. Starbucks originally began testing new smoothies in 2013, and now they’ve finally made it to a regional product launch!
To clarify, all Pacific Northwest and Northern California Starbucks, whether company-operated or licensed get the new smoothies. You’ll find the new smoothies at licensed Starbucks only across the United States – Head to a Target Starbucks to try these if you’re not in the Pacific Northwest! You’ll earn stars at Target Starbucks too when paying with your Starbucks card, and you can redeem rewards at Target Starbucks too!
Have you tried either the new smoothies or the cold brew coffee? What did you think?
I saw a banner for these new smoothies at the Starbucks inside my nearest Target. I’m curious to try Sweet Greens as this one of my favorite Evolution drinks.
Last night when I went to Starbucks I saw the sign for the cold brew iced coffee for the first time. I think I will wait until it stops snowing here to try the new cold brew iced coffee. When I read the Frappuccino posts last night & heard about 90 degree weather I was so jealous!
Oh those sound good! I hope they make it this way (since we do not have evolution fresh juice bars either)
I’m hoping my area gets the cold brew. The Starbucks website says the Midwest is included so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the Indianapolis area.
amy in boston
I tried the cold brew coffee this morning at a Boston location. It was very good and has a smoother taste than iced coffee.
I’d like to try these, I think my only modification would be no nutmeg in the carrot and mango. I don’t know why but nutmeg turns me off. I’m more intrigued by the Sweet Greens.
Hey everyone! Evolution Fresh Smoothies will also be available in many of Starbucks’ licensed stores. Target, Albertsons, Safeway banners and Kroger banners will offer the drinks as well. They will not, however, have the kale option. So you don’t have to live only in the NW area to try them.
@Cindy – I hadn’t heard that. That’s a great tip! So even if you’re in the sun belt, you’d find the new Smoothies at a Target Starbucks?
@Amy in Boston – Thank you for your comment! I’m a little jealous that you get the cold brew out there. 🙂
@AmazonV – You might get to try these at licensed stores! I will do some research on that with media relations partners.
Thank you all for the great comments… keep ’em coming!
amy in boston
@melody you know we love our iced coffee in Boston 🙂 I’m pretty sure most of the country thinks we’re crazy for drinking iced coffee when its below zero out
@Melody Yes those licensed stores across the country will have them. I’m in Phoenix and we launched smoothies in LS today.
Tried the Mango Carrot this morning and love it. It’s a little tart, not sweet, which is how I like it. The nutmeg is subtle and a nice calorie free addition. Can’t wait to try the others.
Tried them. I like Panera’s better if for no other reason that they use Stonyfield organic greek yogurt and this is Dannon non organic. I simply don’t trust non organic foods anymore and this has cut into my trips to fast food places considerably. Probably a good thing!
Well I’m relieved that Starbucks will still have the protein powder, since that was the whole reason for buying the smoothies in the first place, and the high protein content was only thing that set them apart from Jamba juice and the like.
I’m so bummed they aren’t down here in southern California! They sound delicious! I hope they do well enough to go nationwide 🙂
@Elisabeth – You should be able to find them at Target or Safeway Starbucks in Southern California – Licensed stores in areas outside of PNW or N. California.
Hi Melody – I just wanted to let you know that select stores in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, Canada are also getting cold brew as of today (March 31st). 🙂
Thanks so much for the great article. Those smoothies sound delicious!
Just wanted to mention that nutmeg comes standard in all three flavors!
The only fun thing we ever got down here in Southern California were Fizzio and Go Go Goodness Bistro Boxes and Wraps. Wish we could get Cold-Brew coffee and these new smoothies. Although, i am jumping up and down that i can still get the Chocolate Smoothie! Its my after workout fun drink! If true, i will go to a Safeway kr Target Starbucks over the next few days and will report if they have launched there!
Jenn @ Spend Less, Shop More
Thanks so much for sharing that these are at licensed stores only outside of certain regions. I have been dying to try these and couldn’t figure out why they weren’t being promoted at my local DT. The corporate website only lists them as ‘Currently Available’ but didn’t specify company vs. licensed stores. So I will do a Target run and see what I think! 😀
These are so, so good! I’m suspicious they contain more calories than Starbucks claims.
They also say these smoothies don’t contain sugar either. Hmm. I (unfortunately) doubt that. They’re too yummy not to be fattening or full of added sugar.
Tried the mango carrot today and while it was ok I don’t think I would buy it again. The carrot juice overpowered the mango. I was not impressed with the balance of flavors. If it were named carrot mango it would’ve probably been more in line with the actual flavor. I want to taste mango as the primary flavor. I would recommend your tasters work on a better balance Or change the name.
I’ve tried the carrot mango smoothie. Our Target Starbucks on Fond du Lac WI no longer carries the chocolate banana smoothie. The Evoluton smoothies are OK but I think the price is very high. I enjoyed the chocolate banana smoothie more and the price was less also.
I have been trying to get a smoothie over a month now at our Fond du Lac , WI Starbucks – they never can make them since they say they have “no bananas.” This is quite disappointing.
Our Target in Fond du Lac -Starbucks now says no more smoothies available. Target is losing out on my lunch breaks because now I will go to a true Starbucks down the road and save money by not grabbing a cart and shopping.
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Thank you so much for always being so informative. I work in the Sunbelt region (central Florida). I knew they were launching Evolution smoothies in other areas, but the info given to us was Very minimal. My partners have questioned why “fresh kale” has been added to our register buttons and didn’t really have a great answer for them… now I can show them this. 🙂