Friday, July 26, 2013

Shared Article: Recipe Makeover for the Mocha Frappuccino by Lemon Bowl

Healthy Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino - The Lemon Bowl

Coffee and chocolate are a flavor match made in heaven which is why it is no surprise that the Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino is so popular. Cool, creamy, rich and chocolatey – what’s not to love?

Confession: I’ve never actually ordered a Frappuccino at Starbucks before. While there are many unhealthy foods I can’t resist, Frappuccino's fall into my “off limits” category which means I never order them. The same can be said for a McDonald’s Big Mac, General Tso’s Chicken at a mall food court or a donut from Dunkin’ Donuts.

Healthy Mocha Frappuccino Recipe and Calorie Comparison - The Lemon Bowl

It all goes back to my 80′s childhood during the fat-free craze followed by my overweight adolescence in the 90′s/00′s. I didn’t grow up eating these heavy foods so to eat them now would pretty much be a guaranteed stomach ache. Psychologically, consuming them would immediately bring me to a dark place so for these reasons, I avoid them.

Healthy Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino in Glass - The Lemon Bowl

The fact is, I’ve worked too hard to achieve weight loss success and I’ve also learned a lot about making smarter food choices over the years. By using ingredients I can pronounce such as cocoa powder, half and half and strong coffee plus a few drops of my favorite chocolate stevia, I end up with a frothy, decadent frozen drink that is sheer perfection. If you don’t have liquid stevia, honey or pure maple syrup work just as well.
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From Carolyn:  I DO work hard to continue weight loss and it doesn't come easy.  I have a SWEET and SALTY tooth so I have been working hard on doing my own RECIPE MAKEOVERS so that I can enjoy the same foods without all the calories and fat and salt!   I figure I am going to release all of mine in a recipe book next year.  I don't always put them on my blog so that other people won't steal the recipe and write their own recipe book!  <wink!>   That's why I love SHOWCASING other recipes out there that work toward the good of everyone!

Question:  What are some foods that you would like to see a RECIPE MAKEOVER for and what is your contact info?  I will write to you and ask you your likes and dislikes and any medical condition of which I should be aware.  Thanks!

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