After a series of environmentally-friendly moves including ditching straws, Starbucks has joined in supporting the demand for healthier drink options. The chain released a range of plant-based beverages packed with proteins to encourage healthier choices and provide consumers with more vegan-friendly options. These drinks are made from pea and brown-rice protein and include natural almond and cacao flavours with banana and date fruit blends. The new range, including protein-blended cold brews, provide a healthy alternative to sugary drinks with each beverage low in calories and giving well-balanced servings of protein.