Saturday, July 13, 2013

A "frappachino" that is actually good for you

Is is possible to make a delicious iced coffee drink that is not only sugar-free but has protein and vitamins? Yes! and here it it:


1 part whole milk
1 part unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 packet sugar-free ("diet") hot cocoa mix
1.5 scoops vanilla flavored whey protein powder
1 part strongly brewed coffee or espresso 


Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy, then serve over ice. If you make the coffee ahead of time, you can freeze it in an ice tray so you won't need the ice and your drink will have more of a "frappachino" texture.

The milk has Vitamin D and Calcium. Almond milk has omega 3, protein, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vitamin A, Iron, & Vitamin E. Soy milk can also be used but make sure the coffee is cold.

I used a Moka stovetop coffee pot (see below) and I used "salted carmel" flavored coffee. With flavored coffee you can add your taste preference to the drink without sugary syrups.

Lastly, I used Target brand (Market Pantry) vanilla whey protein powder. One scoop gives you 25 grams of protein, which is 50% of your daily value. The label has the best break down of amino acids I've seen and there are very little carbs in this product. The chocolate flavor is also quite good. 

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