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A Skinny & Healthier “Frappuccino” you can make at home!

Calling all afternoon sweet tooth craving, caffeine seeking, coffee lovers!

I’ve got something for you here that you’re going to love. How do I know? Because I love it and I’d never give you a recipe that wasn’t awesome, easy, healthy, simple and of course…on the skinny side! I won’t sit here and bash the Frappuccino, because let’s be honest, I’m not sure we’d know to love coffee based “milk shakes” if it weren’t for Starbucks bringing these bad boys to the market. But I will encourage you to give this recipe a try next time you’re looking for a tasty, afternoon pick-me-up!

What makes this Skinny and Healthier “Frappuccino” better?

  1. You can make it at home.
  2. It will take about 2 min.
  3. It will cost less than a dollar.
  4. It has only minimal ingredients.
  5. It tastes really, really good.
  6. It has just over 50 calories and 25% of your daily calcium.

skinny and healthy frappuccino

Skinny and Healthier “Frappuccino” Recipe

  • 8 oz strongly brewed, cooled Coffee
  • 4 oz Light Vanilla Almond Milk*
  • 1/2 T Organic Honey (optional)
  • 1 T Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon or Pumpking Pie Spice
  • 2 cups of Ice

*You can use whatever milk you prefer. This one is lower caloires, but you could swap low fat or soy milk and increase the protein and add about 20-30 more calories for the entire batch. 

Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on low for 5-10 seconds to crush ice then increase to max speed for 30-40 seconds to pulverize ice. Pour, serve and enjoy! This makes about 30 oz so it could easily be two servings.

Nutrition: 56 calories, 1.1g fat, 11g sugar 25% daily calcium, also high in pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and E.

What’s your favorite way to crush your afternoon caffeine or sugar craving?

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