So, Frappuccinos taste fantastic and who doesn’t love the espresso buzz?
Sadly, they’re loaded with fat, sugar and empty calories. According to Starbuck’s web site, the Java Chip Frappuccino® Blended Coffee has 600 calories, 23g of fat (14g saturated), 96g carbohydrates, 77g of which are pure refined sugar! The Peppermint Mocha version has 660 calories and 116g carbs (102g sugar)! Yes, Decafs beware, the “Creme” versions maintain every non-nutritive calorie of their caffeinated counterparts.
At only 570 calories, honestly you’re better off starting the day with a 16 oz medium Banana Split Blizzard at Dairy Queen!
Wait. Starbuck’s cares about your health:  they created Light Frappuccinos. While the lighter versions are lower in fat (that happens when you don’t top breakfast with whipped cream), they’re still high in sugar. Such as the Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino® Light Blended Coffee, which still has 44g sugar!

Save your moolah. Make our Not a Fatty-uccino at home in your high speed blender!  Still love our Blend-Tec!  

Enjoy our equally voluminous high protein shake and consume only 251 calories, 6g of fat, 36g protein, 7g fiber and only 7g sugar, naturally-ocurring unrefined sugar. Caffeine, calcium, potassium, omegas…yum! This could be breakfast!

Or try our Greek Style Frappe!

As always, please choose organic ingredients for YOUR health!
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
1/4 tsp vanilla, almond or coconut extract
1.5 scoops Met Rx Vanilla Protein Powder
1 – 2 Tbsp espresso powder
1.5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups ice cubes

Put all ingredients in your blender (ice last). Blend to desired consistency. Add a bit more liquid if the blades stick; more ice for a thicker smoothie. Taste. Add optional stevia if you absolutely need it. Blend again.

* No espresso machine necessary! Unbrewed espresso powder adds a subtle and satiating crunchiness and contributes to a thicker smoothie. Plus, one less machine to clean! However, you can sub 2 shots brewed then chilled espresso if preferred. To offset liquid volume, reduce coconut milk to 3/4 cup.
** If you are sensitive to caffeine or it’s just too late in the day, substitute decaffeinated espresso.

Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sugar Sodium
Not a Fatty-accino (Espresso Smoothie) 251 15 6 36 7 247
Starbucks Java Chip Frappucinno 580 95 21 8 77 350