Get your sugar fix without all the sugar with this just-like-Starbucks-but-better Healthy Mocha Frappuccino!
Oh, Monday. Why art thou so hard to get through? While I love that thoust signifies the beginning of a grand new week, I grossly dislike the alarm clock that thou bringest upon me.
Ok, yea… I was never good at Shakespeare, but ANYWHO! We all must get through a case of the Mondays now and again, and you know what really helps? COFFEE!
I have a cup of coffee each morning, but if I’m really struggling, sometimes I’ll pop into Starbucks for an extra cup in the afternoon. Sometimes, I’ll get fancy and get a latte. I always think about getting something even fancier like a skinny whipped frappe caramel vanilla mocha whatever, but I just can’t justify the calories and sugar that come along with those fancy drinks. That said, they do look OH SO GOOD, so I decided to make a healthier version of the famous Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. Say hello to the Healthy Mocha Frappuccino!
This baby tastes just like the fancy mocha frapp you’d get at Starbucks. It’s caffeinated. It’s chocolately. It’s a sweet and amazing pick-me-up, and it’s totally sugar free! It’s also vegan, soy and gluten-free. CAAAPPFFTTT! (That’s the sound of your head exploding.)
Not only is it sugar free, it’s about a bazillion times healthier than the mocha frappuccino you’d get at the ‘bucks. Don’t believe me? Check out the nutrition stats:
20% of the calories. 4% of the carbs. 100% less sugar. And it tastes the same. So hop out of that long line and whip this baby up instead!
- 1.5 cups strong brewed coffee, chilled
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Trader Joe's brand)
- 10 drops vanilla liquid stevia (I used NuNaturals)
- 1 tsp sugar-free chocolate syrup (I used NuNaturals)
- large handful ice
- Place everything in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
How many cups of coffee do you have on Monday?
What’s you favorite fancy coffee/tea drink?
This post is linked up with Meatless Mondays.