Do you love those creamy, sweet, rich ice-blended drinks that most coffee houses offer on their menus these days? Who wouldn't, right? Do you grab one whenever you can?
I didn't think so!
First, as super busy moms, we don't quite have the extra time to meander over to the coffee house to relax with a beverage. (At least I don't.) And second, the ice-blended drinks they offer are usually overflowing with sugar or sugar substitutes, and are often a few hundred calories too many.
The answer: Make your own skinny iced mocha in just ten minutes. And make it with minimal sugar. Let's do it, shall we?
Skinny Ice Blended Mocha Recipe
Pure blended mocha perfection that you can make in your own kitchen!
By Valentina Kenney Wein
Servings: 1 to 2
crushed ice: about 1½ cups
non-fat milk: ½ cup
mashed ripe bananas: ⅓ cup
pure vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
cocoa powder: 1 tablespoon
instant espresso powder: 2 teaspoons
granulated sugar: 2 teaspoons
Step 1: Place 1 to 2 glasses in the refrigerator to chill.
Step 2: In the order the ingredients are listed, add them to a powerful blender.
Step 3: Blend until the ice isn't detectable anymore and the mixture is totally smooth and creamy.
Step 4: Remove the glass or glasses from the refrigerator, pour the ice-blended drink, and serve immediately!