So I have a confession.....I grew up literally looking forward to the day that I could drink a Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino from Starbucks. Honestly, I have no idea why because I ALWAYS ended up with some chocolate chip pieces in my teeth (and I swear when I'd ask my friends for a teeth check, no one would let me know), a huge stomach ache, and even acne following the few days after indulging. Why yes, it was amazing, and tasted amazing. I obviously had a sugar high for the first few hours after drinking it, but then started to feel nauseous. Why I kept drinking them over and over again? Who knows. Because they're addicting like anything else!
But looking back, all 82g of sugar (yes, 82g!!!!! That's INSANE to me -- I usually didn't order a Venti, but I'm sure the Tall wasn't much lower), was definitely not worth it. I might as well have had a heart attack on the spot.
Ever since I started getting more into health I couldn't help but try to look into other ways to enjoy this lovely frappuccino of mine (when now, I barely even drink coffee, but when I do, I like a little kick!) without all of the added colorings, flavorings, caramel syrups, sugars, etc. Sometimes you just need a little coffee to get you through a long day.
Anyways, good news is that I have you covered! This recipe still provides you with a good little caffeine kick and a little added sweetness (but not super sweet!) while also giving you a little protein and fiber as well.
So, here is the recipe -- it's delicious!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 1 frappuccino (just double for two!)
1 1/2 cups of organic, cold-brewed coffee
I typically will brew mine the day before, but you can find a lot of straight cold-brew brands at the store to save some time too!
1/2 cup of organic coconut milk or almond milk
1 frozen banana
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs (optional for more of a crunch)
1 scoop Truvani chocolate or vanilla plant-based protein powder (optional)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 cup ice
Place all ingredients into a blender or NutriBullet and blend until your desired consistency.