You know what I miss sometimes? Flavored frozen coffee. It doesn’t matter from where: Starbucks, Caribou, Dunkin’ Donuts, a corner coffee shop… I miss the sugary, yummy concoctions with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel. I don’t even like coffee, but these drinks are heaven.
Unfortunately, one 16 oz Frappuccino from Starbucks can pack up to 310 calories, and the ingredient list is a closely guarded secret. After doing some research, I’ve surmised that it involves some sugary syrup, a cream base, a coffee base, and ice. So yeah, who knows what crazy stuff is in there and where it came from?
Well, I’ve found a substitute that I can make right at home, and it’s good for you. That’s right, it benefits the body, instead of dragging it down with sugar. It doesn’t have any coffee in it, but that’s ok. It’s absolutely delicious. And come on, the coffee wasn’t the point.
I lifted this from the Clean Program, and have tweaked it a bit. Behold…
Alden’s Frozen Un-coffee:
8 oz. coconut water
2 tablespoons agave syrup
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 ½ cups of ice
Throw it all in a blender until smooth. Don’t stop blending until all those little ice chunks are gone! Pour it in a glass, stick a straw in, and enjoy! (If you really want the experience, buy some heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar, and whip it all together for homemade whipped cream. Yummm.)