Frozen Mochaccino

 

Love coffee? Then you'll love this frozen treat. Bonus: It contains no added sugar but plenty of health-helping nutrients!

 

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If you know me, you also know my morning isn't complete without a shot of espresso or a cappuccino. I happen to love the taste of coffee, and of course the caffeine boost is helpful for a productive start to the day.

 

I also love cooking with coffee (hello, coffee cake muffins!) and espresso for mornings when I want my breakfast and my caffeine all in one recipe. This can be a big help with time savings when I'm running out the door for a workout!

 

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So I created my Frozen Mochaccino recipe, which also happens to be a complete breakfast that provides an excellent amount of satiating protein and fiber to help power you through your morning.

 

I made my recipe with no added sugar, sweetening it naturally with unsweetened cocoa powder and fruit. Of course, a grande Mocha Frappuccino with whipped cream from Starbucks contains 61 grams of sugar, and much of that is added sugar! My recipe contains about a third of that, 23 grams of sugar, and all of that comes from natural sources such as dairy.

 

I hope you enjoy this frozen Mochaccino as much as I do! 

 

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Helpful kitchen tools:

Mason jars

Measuring cups

Measuring spoons

High-speed blender

 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup unsweetened soy milk

2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 shot espresso

1 banana, frozen

6 ounces plain low-fat Greek yogurt

1 Tablespoon almond butter

 

Directions:

Blend ingredients together, and enjoy! Makes 1 serving.

 

Nutritional information per serving (1 smoothie): Cal: 370 Fat: 15 g Sat fat: 4 g Pro: 25 g Carbs: 41 g Sugar: 23 g Fiber: 6 g Chol: 15 mg Sod: 105 mg

  

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What are your thoughts on this topic? What are your favorite ways to add coffee and espresso to recipes?

 

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Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.