Healthy Mocha Frappuccino Recipe

I have a confession to make.  Last Monday I had a blended Mocha from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – with whipped cream!   Yeah.  For someone who’s never cared for blended mochas, this craving came as such a big surprise to me.  But, I do have to say, I’m 4 months pregnant so I’m definitely blaming this craving on the pregnancy. 🙂  That blended mocha was so damn good… that I didn’t feel guilty at all for enjoying it.  But I know that I definitely can’t turn this into a habit, and if the craving ever does come back, I need to be prepared with a healthy alternative that won’t cost me 500 + calories and $6!  And that my friends, is how the Healthy Mocha Frappuccino Recipe was born.

This recipe is simple and delicious.  I just wish I could’ve found a whipped cream topping that didn’t have carrageenan listed as one of the ingredients.  You can read more about carrageenan here.  I don’t get why the food industry has to fill our food with a whole bunch of crazy chemicals and crap.  They only make our life harder… don’t they get that?  So if you know of a brand of whipped cream topping that doesn’t have carrageenan, please let me know!  I’ll admit, the mocha will taste a lot better and creamier with some whipped cream.  Relax – indulgences are meant to be just that, an indulgence.  It’s not like you’re going to have it everyday.

On to the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 large frozen ripe bananas
  • 2 dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup chilled brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • dash of cinnamon
  • splash of half and half (I used Horizon Organic Half & Half)
  • 5 ice cubes

Directions:

Blend all ingredients until smooth or pulse until smooth and blended. Serve and enjoy immediately!

Healthy Homemade Blended Mocha Recipe
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: Brenda Sillas
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Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 large frozen ripe bananas
  • 2 dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup chilled brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • dash of cinnamon
  • splash of half and half (I used Horizon Organic Half & Half)
  • 5 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth or pulse until smooth and blended. Serve and enjoy immediately!

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