Starbucks' Marshawn Lynch Beast Mode Frappuccino: Coffee for a good cause
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been busy on the field and behind the coffee bar.
The football star has teamed up with Starbucks to create his own drink: the Beast Mode Frappuccino.
The blended drink is a double mocha Frappuccino with mint, cream and protein powder, which is then topped with whipped cream, purple berry drizzle and a sprinkle of matcha. Lynch says, "I’d drink this before a workout... You could get your buff on with this." Which is probably true only if you're working out as hard as an NFL player, but it's fun to dream that one workout could erase this decadent drink from your body's memory.
What makes the drink really special is that it was created with a purpose: During football season, 24 cents from every Beast Mode Frappuccino sold will be donated to the Fam 1st Family Foundation, with a maximum donation of $100,000. Starbucks has already pledged a minimum $24,000 contribution.
The Fam 1st Family Foundation was created by Lynch and Josh Johnson, quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. The foundation works to connect underprivileged youth with mentors who cover the importance of education, literacy and self-esteem, and also hosts free summer football camps and other activities as well as organizes drives for school supplies, food and toys.
The Beast Mode Frappuccino will be available in participating Starbucks stores in Washington state and Oakland, California, starting on Oct. 22 and throughout the football season.