Healthy Protein Mocha Frappe

With the warm weather approaching, I tend to crave more cold and refreshing beverages.

Confession: I am a Starbucks addict.

However, Starbucks beverages are not the healthiest, nor are they cheap either.

If you were to order a “grande” (medium) mocha frappucino from Starbucks it would cost you $4.25 and a whopping 300 calories (without the whipped cream). When I order a frappe from Starbucks as a treat, I always opt for the coffee “light” version which saves you half the calories and sugar than the regular coffee frappe.

Unfortunately, I can not afford to pay a trip to Starbucks every time I have a craving for a frozen delicious treat.

That’s why I decided to re-create my own version which is much healthier for you, and only uses a few simple ingredients which more than likely you already have in your house.

And if I do say so myself, it tastes even better.

Healthy Protein Mocha Frappucino

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk (may substitute with almond, soy, skim, etc.)
  • 1-2 packets of 0-calorie sweetener
  • 1 scoop (15 g) chocolate protein powder (I used Chocolate Fudge EAS Lean 15)
  • 1/2 tsp xantham gum (required to thicken the frappe – can substitute with banana)
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions:

  1. In a blender or nutra-bullet, add all your ingredients.
  2. Blend on high for at least 2-3 minutes or until frothy. Add more ice if needed for thicker frappe.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream, sugar-free chocolate syrup, chocolate shavings, etc. if desired

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Macros (without toppings):

  • Calories: 68 kcal
  • Carbs: 10 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

*Macros are calculated using Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk

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