Power House Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino

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I love a mocha frappuccino on a hot day. This frap is no exception, it is a power house of nutrients, making it the perfect pick me up snack to give you the energy boost you need.

Coconut milk is full of lactic acid and provides you with a source of good fat. It also contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.

Coffee may get a bad rep because of the caffeine it also has antioxidants.

Water kefir or kombucha while different from each other in their make up, both are full of probiotics, adding good bacteria to your gut.They have a detoxing effect and have been known to prevent cancer and liver disease among other things.

Raw honey contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. It can balance sugar levels, strenghten the immune system and promote digestive health.

Cocoa powder contain anti-oxidants and can improve blood flow.

Peppermint contain many minerals and vitamins. It energizes the immune system, improves blood circulation, eases headsches and has a cooling effect on the body.

If you want you can drizzle a little melted dark chocolate on top for that finished look and deliciousness. Or try drizzling magic chocolate shell on top.
If you don’t want to use coconut milk try subsisting 2 ½ cups or raw cream or 1 of cup of raw cream and 1 ½ cups of raw whole milk. You could use another milk, like almond milk but it won’t be as thick and creamy.

Avoiding coffee? Use black tea instead. To learn more about the coffee read  The Nourishing Gourmet’s Should We Drink Coffee? 

Power House Peppermint Mocha Frappe
1 can full fat coconut milk
2 cups strong black coffee
2 cups water kefir or kombucha
4 cups ice cubes
1/4- 1/2 cup raw honey (I prefer less sweet)
1/3 cup cocoa or cacao powder
2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp peppermint extractAdd everything to a blender. Blend until smooth. This makes two large or four small frappuccinos.

This post is part of Teach Me Tuesday, Hearth and Soul, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, 

 

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About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Comments

  1. This looks yummy! I featured it on Hearth and Soul. 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    I love coffee, and when I read your sentence about coffee containing antioxidants, I was happy:)
    Great blog too!!
    Lois from Peach Depot.com

  3. I’m guessing you used unflavored water kefir/kombucha? I’m so curious about how including those would affect the flavor! I might just have to try this…

    • Yes, I use unflavored. If I was to use flavored I would leave out the peppermint. Raspberry water kefir/kombucha might taste good. Hum, that gives me a an idea…. 🙂

  4. Talk about a refreshing and tasty pick-me-up! This looks delicious and perfect for our hot weather!!!

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