Iced Mocha: Fast & Healthy

iced mocha healthyMost days I feel pretty slaggy at 2pm. Slaggy is my word for tired, losing mojo, wanting to eat every. single. thing. My day is almost over, but I still need energy to get it all done, and not ruin my good eating all day vibe.

So this is a quick, easy, healthy recipe for you if you are anything like me! It’s an easy to make, and healthy, coffee drink, made easier by instant coffee. Which by the way is usually only used in emergencies in my house! I keep it on-hand just in case of making a chocolate cake, a “mocha” cake. Or chocolate frosting, a “mocha” frosting. That sort of thing. We don’t actually drink it!

But alas. We are trying not to eat cake… or frosting in my house. Aren’t we all trying not to eat this stuff?!  But, really, it’s not so hard. Not when I can make a yummy chocolate-coffee drink in no time, and it satisfies my need to indulge in a coffee mid-day. Weellll…I say indulge, but really I mean, just have it. I need it. It will either be a boring coffee, or this guy. I choose this.

And P.S. It is most diet(s) compliant!

Iced Mocha: Fast & Healthy

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

113 per serving

3.5 per serving

Perfect Mid-Afternoon pick-me-up!

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1TBSP. cocoa powder
  • 1TBSP. Peanut Butter powder (or regular)
  • 1TBSP ground flaxseed (just to make it a bit healthy!)
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 packet of instant coffee (1 TBSP granules)
  • 1 cup cold (leftover) coffee, or water if you don't have any
  • 1 handful of ice (not too much or it gets slushy)

Instructions

Blend. Serve.

Notes

*Add a scoop of protein powder if you need an afternoon post-workout shake!

http://hardlyagoddess.com/iced-mocha-fast-healthy/

calories in iced mocha from HAG

Calorie analysis from : http://www.caloriecount.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php


I am sort of mad that this is so good. Now my husband wants me to make these all the time.

The good and the bad of working from home, I guess! I compare it to the $4.50 Iced Mocha at my fave coffee place (rhymes with Far-tucks- hehe) which , even without the whipped cream is 230 calories and 6 grams of fat…still not too too bad… however, this homemade version has some nutritive value in the almond milk, banana and flaxseed…And I am $4.50 richer, not going there! And it is in my own house…so after a workout, I don’t have to duck away from anyone seeing my sweaty head and crazy-red-face!

Pump it up with protein powder if you want to, and then just add the nutrient value from there. Enjoy!

iced mocha healthy and fast

fast and healthy iced mocha


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