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