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Picture this: a vibrant pink drink that’s fruity, sweet, and totally refreshing. The Strawberry Acai Refresher is the perfect pick-me-up, bursting with acai flavors and the natural sweetness of strawberries.

Strawberry Acai Refresher in a glass with straw

Inspired by the popular Starbucks drink, this homemade version of the Strawberry Acai Refresher is easier to make than you think.

It will save you a trip to your local Starbucks! Why not make the full recipe homemade when it will save you time and money, right?

I’m a big fan of a lot of things on the Starbucks menu. I’m a little bit less of a fan of their prices, haha. I’m sure you know what I mean.

And when the homemade version tastes this good, it’s really a no-brainer. This is one of my all time favorite things to drink when it’s warm out.

Whether it’s a hot summer day or you just need a fruity pick-me-up, this refresher will instantly brighten your mood.

The combination of white grape juice, passion fruit powder, and green tea gives it a unique flavor that pairs perfectly with the fresh strawberries.

Plus, this strawberry acai refresher is caffeine-free and made with natural ingredients, making it a healthier option to enjoy any time of day.

Some of our other favorite summer beverage recipes we have on our site include: Easy Yogurt Fruit Smoothie Recipe, Passion Fruit Margarita Cocktail Recipe, and Chick-fil-A Copycat Caramel Milkshake with Crumble.

close up image of Strawberry Acai Refresher in a chilled glass

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Simple Ingredients: With common items like white grape juice and fresh strawberries, this recipe uses easy-to-find ingredients.
  2. Natural Flavors: Acai, passion fruit, and green tea powder bring unique, natural flavors to the refresher.
  3. Versatile: You can add or substitute different ingredients to suit your taste, making it a versatile drink.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • White grape juice
  • Water
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Passion fruit powder
  • Green tea powder
  • Acai powder
  • Ice cubes
ingredients needed to make Strawberry Acai Refresher

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY ACAI REFRESHER:

  1. Mix powders and half a glass of water in a small bowl.
  2. In a second small bowl, mix the grape juice, the remaining water, and chopped strawberries.
  3. Combine the two liquids.
  4. Fill a glass with crushed ice.
  5. Pour the drink into the glass and serve.
how to make Strawberry Acai Refresher

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

To make your own homemade Strawberry Acai Refresher, you’ll need to source acai powder, passion fruit powder, and green tea powder.

These are often found at health food stores, where they’re a favorite among fans of Starbucks and similar refreshing drinks.

If it’s your first time shopping for these powders, head to the supplement or natural foods section of your local grocery store.

Also, look for them online where you can easily compare brands and get the right size for your needs.

The powders are the main ingredients for the drink’s base and will give it the fruity flavor and vibrant colors that make this drink so special.

Yes, you can definitely use frozen strawberries in this recipe!

They can be a great substitute when fresh strawberries are out of season or unavailable.

If you find yourself with a surplus of frozen fruit, this is the perfect time to try making your own version of this drink.

The next step is to thaw the frozen strawberries slightly before adding them to the drink. This will ensure that they blend well and add that fresh burst of flavor reminiscent of a classic Starbucks strawberry refresher.

Just remember, if you have extra strawberries, you can use them as a garnish or as scoops of fruit to enhance the drink’s flavor and texture.

image of Strawberry Acai Refresher with lots of ice and strawberries

Of all the Starbucks refreshers, this one is my favorite. Something about the combo of strawberry with other juices is just plain tasty.

  • A splash of lemon juice for extra zing
  • Coconut milk for a creamy twist
  • Fresh mint leaves for a refreshing flavor
  • Freeze-dried strawberries for a crunchy topping
  • Simple syrup for added sweetness
  • Passion fruit puree for an intense flavor
  • A scoop of acai berries for more texture
  • Extra fresh strawberries for a fruity punch
  • Strawberry puree for a vibrant color

Make sure you save the recipe card for later. If you want to make changes, it’s always nice to have some notes!

  • Coconut water instead of regular water for more hydration
  • White grape juice concentrate instead of straight juice
  • Mango juice in place of white grape juice for a tropical twist
  • Hibiscus tea for a caffeine-free drink
  • Fresh lemon juice instead of lemon extract
  • Blackberries instead of strawberries for a different berry flavor
  • Blueberry puree in place of strawberry puree
  • Pomegranate juice instead of white grape juice
  • Kiwi for a fruity twist
close up of Strawberry Acai Refresher with ice

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Store the Strawberry Acai Refresher in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.

Freezer: Although best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze the refresher in ice cube trays for up to a month and blend for a slushy treat.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Mix Well: To get the perfect consistency, mix the powders well before combining them with other ingredients.
  • Chill Everything: Use chilled grape juice and water to keep the drink refreshingly cold.
  • Adjust Sweetness: Add simple syrup or more fruit juice to sweeten the refresher to your liking.
  • Garnish: Add freeze-dried strawberries or fresh fruit slices for an eye-catching garnish.
  • Blending Options: Blend the drink with ice for a frozen version.
  • Reusable Cups: Make the refresher in a reusable tumbler for on-the-go sipping.
Strawberry Acai Refresher on a white table top and glass straw

The Strawberry Acai Refresher is a delicious drink perfect for any occasion.

Its sweet strawberry flavors, paired with the vibrant colors of the acai and passion fruit powders, make it a delightful drink to enjoy with friends or on your own.

Mix up a batch, adjust the sweetness to your liking, and serve it in a tall glass for an instant pick-me-up that will remind you of summer days!

If you’ve tried this STRAWBERRY ACAI REFRESHER RECIPE, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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How to Make Strawberry Acai Refresher

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Picture this: a vibrant pink drink that’s fruity, sweet, and totally refreshing. The Strawberry Acai Refresher is the perfect pick-me-up, bursting with acai flavors and the natural sweetness of strawberries.
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Mix the acai powder, green tea powder, passion fruit powder, and a half cup of water in a small bowl. Mix well to combine.
    1 teaspoon acai powder, 1/2 teaspoon green tea powder, 1/2 teaspoon passion fruit powder, 1 & 1/2 cups cold water
  • In a second small bowl, mix the grape juice, the remaining water, and chopped strawberries.
    1 & 1/2 cups cold white grape juice, 1/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • Combine the two liquids.
  • Fill a glass with crushed ice.
  • Pour the drink into the glass and serve.

Notes

  • Mix Well: To get the perfect consistency, mix the powders well before combining them with other ingredients.
  • Chill Everything: Use chilled grape juice and water to keep the drink refreshingly cold.
  • Adjust Sweetness: Add simple syrup or more fruit juice to sweeten the refresher to your liking.
  • Garnish: Add freeze-dried strawberries or fresh fruit slices for an eye-catching garnish.
  • Blending Options: Blend the drink with ice for a frozen version.
  • Reusable Cups: Make the refresher in a reusable tumbler for on-the-go sipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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