By Marla Finley
I know I’m not alone to say I’ve got a Starbucks vice. Since our work is based from home, coffee joints are a great place to meet up for business appointments. I know it would be best for me to get a simple coffee with no sugar, but what’s the fun in that?
So a couple of times a month I give in and get this yummy drink that’s only 2nd in my favs list to Thai iced tea. I make myself feel better by having the barista mix in my favorite fat loss whey protein, which gives it a nice flavor boost too.
But when I’m at home I often wished I could create the same drink in a healthier way so I don’t feel the magnetized pull to Starbucks so frequently. I’ve been experimenting and think I’ve found a recipe that suits my tastes quite nicely!
Marla’s Mocha Frappuccino Smoothie Recipe
1/2 Cup chopped ice
1 Cup milk (I prefer Silk Pure Almond since I’m dairy sensitive. Thankfully, Wal-Mart sells it now.)
1 t Decaffeinated instant coffee
1 t Chocolate Nesquik
2 Scoops of whey protein fat loss powder (OsoLean is my fav!)
1-2 t Ambrotose for immune support (optional)
Place in blender and voilà!
Here’s where I chose to enjoy my special wellness drink last night after the kids were in bed. I’ve seen some people post about where they blog from. So, here it is–a cool picture of my desk. Ha!
PS–I’m sure some would say that adding Nesquik adds too many calories. Here’s my take on that sort of thing. If you’re considering eating a plateful of nachos or a bowl of ice cream, then this kind of alternative with a bit of sugar in it is certainly a wiser choice. If you prefer Nazi style discipline in counting calories, good luck with that.
I don’t know what will work for you. All I know is that these are the kinds of choices I have used to lose 4 pant sizes, 28 inches and 30 pounds and kept it off for almost 2 years!