Happy Fourth of July weekend, everyone (And Happy Canada Day)! Most of us are likely busy planning our respective barbecues and get togethers. Most of my family will be out of town. So, it’ll probably just be my sister’s family and mine. More deliciousness for us! Hahaha 🙂
The weather has been incredible here this summer! I suppose I should back up a bit here by saying that we just moved from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Fairbanks typically has much warmer, drier summers, and this year is certainly supporting that! We’ve been consistently in the mid 70s and sunny nearly every day, which is pretty darn good for being this far north!
This brings us to today’s recipe. Hot weather calls for cold beverages. For all of us coffee lovers, blended coffee drinks often rank high on this list. While these have never been a regular order for me, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like them. I mean, come on, coffee + sugar + whipped cream . . . what’s not to love? Wellllll, I can’t justify intaking that much sugar in one sitting (unless it’s Thanksgiving). So, I made it my mission to come up with a healthy and satisfying version myself.
This creation is creamy, chocolatey, smooth and enough sweetness to satisfy my sweet tooth. I use a natural and dutch cocoa powder blend that brings a richness to it as well as 10% of your daily iron intake. See? Boom! Healthy.
So, the next time you’re craving a Starbucks run, after you swore you were going to try cutting back on sugar, try this. Oh, and did I mention it’s a heck-of-a-lot cheaper? I will also say that it takes less time to make than standing in line to order one, too. So there’s that. It’s just better, ok? Hahaha. That’s what I’m trying to say 😉
Have a wonderful holiday weekend, guys!
Healthy Blended Mochaccino
A much healthier take on the blended coffee drink. No skimping on deliciousness, though!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk* (Or milk of choice)
- 2 shots espresso
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder (I use a natural/dutch blend)
- 1 cup ice
Place ingredients into blender in order listed.
Blend until smooth.
*Silk Protein Nutmilk also tastes delicious (and slightly sweeter due to some added sugars).