60 Calorie Mint Mocha Frappe
Overcast mornings are my favorite. I woke up to grey clouds and a sleeping dog by my side. Perfect setting to log into my long-ignored Hulu account and catch up on the last couple month’s worth of Revenge! (Anyone else hooked on the show? Seriously, how are there new twists every single episode!?)
Since it’s summer and the afternoons are too warm for a steaming latte, a frozen coffee drink sounds like the next best thing. I love experiments in the blender! I’ve had many failed attempts at a homemade healthified frappuccino, but this one turned out amazing: light, frothy, with a hint of mint and under 100 calories.
You know a carton of ice cream is too good to be true with the label boasts “150 calories per pint.” The Arctic Zero “ice cream replacement” is not exactly delicious by itself…it tastes like chocolate water. Then again, what do you expect from a fat-free, dairy-free, water-based frozen dessert? But I was sure in a blender with a few other ingredients it could be useful!
- 1/2 cup Mint Chocolate Cookie Arctic Zero (37 calories)
- Handful of ice
- Splash of non-fat milk
- 1 cup coffee, chilled
- Optional: additional cocoa powder/mint extract
Caffeine jolt and afternoon refresher without the fat, calories and sugar. This and a magazine were the perfect pair for an afternoon outside! And it made a perfectly acceptable treat during my “detox week” of healthy eating.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have two more episodes of Revenge. My mind is already blown, I cannot even imagine what the cliff hanger could be.