Friday, September 14, 2007

Raspberry Bliss

I'm not a huge Starbucks fan, but sometimes nothing hits the spot like one of their Breve Lattes. Several of my friends are more partial to the coffee giant's various frappuccinos. A popular flavor in recent weeks has been the Raspberry Mocha Frappuccino Blended Coffee. Frappuccino runs are one of the few times I'll see gal pals completely ignore the number of calories they're consuming. However, I've got some good news for them and all those other berry-flavored coffee lovers! The crew over at Hungry Girl has whipped up a significantly lower-fat, lower-cal, sucralose-based replacement to the Starbucks rasberry drink. Check it out!

4 oz. Almond Breeze, Unsweetened Chocolate
2 oz. Torani Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup
1 1/2 tsp. instant coffee
1 tsp. Fat Free French Vanilla Coffee-mate powder
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa
3 packets Splenda
1 1/2 cups crushed ice OR 8-10 ice cubes
2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip (a one-serving squirt)

Place coffee, cocoa, Splenda and Coffee-mate in a glass. Add 1 oz. hot water to glass, and stir to dissolve ingredients. Next add Almond Breeze and Torani syrup and stir briefly. Now place contents of glass in a blender. Add ice and blend on high speed until well blended. Pour into a tall glass, and finish off with whipped cream. Enjoy!

Serving Size: entire recipe (approx. 16 ounces)
Calories: 63
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 130mg
Carbs: 7.5g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 2.5g
Protein: 1.5g

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Audrey! I'm going to send this post and recipe to my stepdad. He loves drinks like this and starts off every morning with a homemade frappa-something. This will definitely be on the top of his list!