Americans want to eat a healthy breakfast every morning and they are willing to take the time to do it. According to a recent study, 75 percent of Americans would be willing to make sacrifices, such as getting up 30 minutes early or switching their shower from morning to evening if a healthy breakfast was convenient. Starting today, Starbucks Coffee Company is helping to solve this eat-sleep-or-shower dilemma by adding five new permanent breakfast options to the menu. Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal, Chewy Fruit & Nut Bar, Apple Bran Muffin, Berry Stella and Power Protein Plate are now available in participating stores across the U.S. and Canada and make it easy for customers to select a great tasting, nutritious breakfast when picking up their morning coffee.
"Many Americans are too busy to make a healthy breakfast at home, but it's the most important meal of the day," said Katie Thomson, registered dietitian and senior nutritionist, Starbucks Coffee Company. "Our customers have told us they want delicious choices that offer real nutrition including whole grains, fruit, and lean protein to help fill them up and give them energy to make it to lunch."
The new breakfast assortment is the next step in the company's commitment to providing food and beverage selections that support a healthy lifestyle. All of the items are made with high-quality, wholesome ingredients such as:
-- Whole grains
-- Real fruit
-- Nuts and seeds
-- Healthy fats such as Omega-3s
Additionally, these products contain no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup.
A Better Approach to Breakfast -- A Great Start to Your Day
Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal -- Now customers can start their day with a piping-hot bowl of oatmeal, packaged for easy transport. Each order can be customized with three different toppings; a portioned 50-calorie pack of brown sugar, 100-calorie pack of dried fruit and 100-calorie pack of a nut medley, and contains 140 to 390 calories depending on topping selections, up to 7 grams of fiber and 1.5 servings of whole grains -- half of your daily needs.
Power Protein Plate -- A convenient option with simple ingredients, the Power Protein Plate is a hearty combination of a cage-free hard-boiled egg, 100% whole wheat bagel, peanut butter, cheese, and fresh fruit. At 330 calories, this wholesome breakfast or snack has 16 grams of protein (about one-third of your daily needs) and 5 grams of fiber.
Berry Stella -- This first of the six healthier additions was introduced nationally on July 15, 2008. For those who eat on the run, the Berry Stella is a 100% whole grain breakfast pastry that delivers a hearty blend of fiber, whole grains, real fruit and more than 200 mg of Omega-3s at 280 calories.
Apple Bran Muffin -- Not your ordinary bran muffin, Starbucks(R) new Apple Bran Muffin is moist, delicious and full of ingredients to start your morning off right. Made with whole wheat flour, oats and wheat bran, and baked with real apples, tart cherries and honey, this muffin is a perfect option with 7 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein, Omega-3s and 330 calories.
Chewy Fruit & Nut Bar -- Full of whole, nourishing ingredients including oats, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and honey, the Chewy Fruit & Nut Bar contains heart-healthy Omega-3s and 250 calories, 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein.
Multigrain Roll with Spreads -- Find a simple, delicious breakfast option in a multigrain roll served with a choice of savory almond butter and strawberry preserves. Made with seven different seeds and grains, and sweetened with honey, the roll boasts 7 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, at 280 calories. The almond butter spread is pre-portioned to a 100-calorie pack, while the strawberry preserves contains 40 calories.
Overall Commitment to Healthier Options
To date, Starbucks has taken numerous steps toward offering healthier options:
-- Reducing overall calories, fat and saturated fat content in core
beverages and bakery items:
-- Core beverages: a decrease in overall calories by 14
percent, fat by 36 percent and saturated fat by 38 percent
-- Core bakery items: a decrease on average of 5 percent in
calories, 15 percent in fat and 8 percent in saturated fat
-- Moving to 2% milk as the standard for core beverages in North
-- Removal of artificial trans fat in all food and beverages in
-- Introducing Vivanno(TM) Nourishing
Blends, a line of blended beverages developed with a strong
nutritional goal in mind. The Orange Mango Banana and Banana
Chocolate flavored beverages provide at least one serving of
fruit, 16 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber and contain 270
calories or less and no artificial colors, artificial sweeteners
or high fructose corn syrup (nutrition based on 16 fluid ounces).
Starbucks is also committed to transparency in nutrition information. In addition to in-store nutrition guides, the nutrition detail on Starbucks offerings can be found by visiting www.starbucks.com.
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