HEALTHY COFFEE FRAPPE

Healthy Coffee Frappe

COFFEE FRAPPE RECIPE

THE STORY BEHIND THIS FRAPPE

Being a Health Coach, you can imagine how difficult it would be to watch my Husband throw down 2 sometimes 3 ‘Ice Break’ Coffees a day. That is a bloody lot of sugar for one person, not to mention all the other crappy ingredients found in those things. NOT IDEAL!!! No judgement either as this was me too back in the day, I couldn’t get through a day without an Ice Break on my desk. So I went on a mission to find him a healthy alternative to these. I was hoping to find him something easy that he would be able to make himself. While these are nowhere near close to being as easy as stopping at the servo and grabbing yourself one, they are much better for your health. And luckily my husband was even open to at least tasting this, and lucky for me it tasted just like an Ice Break. WOOHOO!!!

He loved it sooo much that he asked me to show him how to make them. He not only made them himself, but made them in bulk and froze in jars so he could take to work for the week. #winning They soon became known by all his workmates as Jodie’s healthy iced coffee, and was often requested when they came to visit. So many years later I’ve finally got around to getting this recipe up on my site.

NOTE: In just one Ice Break there is 18 teaspoons of Sugar. (So Mitch was consuming 54 teaspoons of sugar a day)

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

150g Espresso Coffee, cooled (I prefer to plunge my own using - Upgraded Coffee)
100g Raw Cashew Nuts (Soaked, Rinse and Drained)
1 large handful of Organic Baby Spinach Leaves
250g Coconut Water (I use this brand)
1-2 Tbs of MCT, I use Brain Octane Oil (not essential, but a great addition to kick-start your brain. please start small and work your way up)
50g Pure Organic Maple Syrup
1 tsp Natural Vanilla Extract
1 handful of Ice Cubes

OPTIONAL ADD INS, THAT I LOVE

1 Tbs of Organic Gelatin, bloomed in 1/4 of Filtered Water
1 or 2 Cacao Melts (for a mocha version)
1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon / Turmeric / Maca Powder (boost your micro nutrients)
1 Tsp Nut Butter

oh lord the list is endless…..

Would love to hear any combo’s you come up with….

 

 

WHAT TO DO

Note: This recipe won’t work if you forget to soak the cashews.

If you are adding Gelatine, wait until all water is absorbed ‘bloomed’.

Then place all ingredients in a blender or Thermomix.

Blend for at least 2 minutes in a good blender like Thermomix or Vitamix so its not lumpy.

Serve immediately…..

Shout out to the beautiful Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking as this is an altered version of a recipe out of her book - Quirky Cooking Cookbook

This is the Coffee Plunger I use. I ordered it online from the same place I order my coffee.

Check it out - HERE

I use a stainless steel filter disc rather than the filter papers, as the papers filter out the essential oils found in coffee as well as giving a much better tasting coffee.

 
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