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Healthy Frappuccino Recipe

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Like many people, my coffee habit started with frappuccinos.  I used to hate coffee, but I loved frappuccinos, because they are basically like coffee milkshakes…  Then I slowly started drinking drinks that were less sugar, and more coffee, until I became a coffee addict.  I still like frappuccinos though, and when I went vegan I really missed them.  Last year Starbucks launched their new frappuccino, which can be made vegan with soya milk, but prior to that there wasn’t a vegan frap option.  So, during those difficult years without a vegan frappuccino option at Starbucks, I invented my own — which, by chance, is good for you!

Healthy Mocha Frappuccino
Makes one (“tall” size) serving

  • 2 sliced frozen bananas
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I tend to use soya, but use your favourite)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp instant coffee, or 1 shot of espresso
  • agave (optional)
  • other frozen fruit (optional)

Blend all ingredients in a blender.

It’s not as sweet as a frappuccino, but you could make it sweeter by adding agave (I don’t usually though).  It’s really creamy (creamier than a Starbucks frap) because of the banana, and it has a slight banana flavour (but that’s a good thing, right?!).  You can also add frozen strawberries or raspberries (or other frozen fruit) if you want a strawberry mocha frappuccino.  Or, if you want to take it down a less healthy route, you could add a flavoured syrup, like caramel or Irish creme (Sweetbird do vegan syrups, and most Monin syrups are vegan too).

 

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2 thoughts on “Healthy Frappuccino Recipe”

    • It’s nice and really easy to make, the bananas make it really creamy too! Hope you enjoy it if you decide to try it! :)

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