Healthy Frappuccino Recipe

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).


2 thoughts on “Healthy Frappuccino Recipe

    1. Caitlin Post author

      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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