Iced capp or a Frap from Starbucks help you deal with the afternoon slump? Especially when it’s so hot outside? Bring it on!! Did you know a medium ice capp made with low fat milk has about 45g of sugar (according to myfitnesspal.com)?? Often we don’t think about these delicious drinks as the major, calorie dense enemies of our waistline, but believe me when I say it – they are evil. I am not fear mongering, I just want you to be aware!
According to Starbucks themselves, here is just a few of their drinks with their calories:
Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino Blended Coffee
Has 14g of fat (all coming from cream), a whopping 72g of carbs, mainly coming from sugar and 430 calories!
White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino Blended Coffee
Has 16g of fat, 68g of carbs and 440 calories. Here is another one:
Oprah Cinnamon Chai Crème Frappuccino® Blended Crème
Has 15g of fat, 45g of carbs (sugar) and 330 calories.
Here is a full list of Starbucks’ signature drinks with all of their macronutrient breackdowns.
So even though these drinks seem to be innocent, they are a tremendous obstacle on your way to a slimmer waist. Considering the fact that active women should eat around 2200 calories per day, one of those drinks will take up a great deal of those calories. The ton of sugar in these drinks will spike your blood sugar levels and then crash them half an hour later, leaving you hungry.
But I am not here today to tell you not to have these decadent drinks! On the opposite, today I would like to share with you my own recipe of an iced capp that will satisfy your cravings and will provide an ample of nutrition at the same time! Save yourself that crash with this homemade fix with added protein to maintain your lean muscle mass, energy and blood sugar levels:
What you need for this Healthy Iced Capp:
- 1/8 cup hot water
- 2 tbsps instant coffee
- stevia to taste
- 10-12 ice cubes
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (unsweetened vanilla or chocolate works nicely too)
- ½ tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 scoop Vanilla or Chocolate protein powder of choice (whey protein is preferred but others work well)
- optional: unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon, almond extract
What you do to make a Healthy Iced Capp:
- Mix the hot water with instant coffee
- Combine the rest of the ingredients in a blender or magic bullet and blend until a smooth consistency is reached
- Pour out to a glass and enjoy