Copycat Coffee Frappe Smoothie

Why overpay for a pricey blended coffee drink when you can create a cheaper—and healthier—version at home? Our Copycat Coffee Frappe Smoothie features a nutrient-packed vegetable that turns surprisingly creamy when blended: cauliflower! Yes, you read that right, this is secretly a cauliflower smoothie.

To get the frosty texture you love, you’ll want to use mostly frozen ingredients. Pour some cold brew coffee over the top, hit blend, and you’ll have a seriously delicious, and seriously good for you, treat.

This all-natural alternative to the coffeehouse version hits all the flavor notes you love, but contains no artificial flavors or additives. Be careful, though, this iced coffee smoothie recipe can be quite addictive! Luckily, this is one craving you can feel good about indulging in.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, frozen

  • 1/2 cup cauliflower, frozen

  • 2 figs

  • 3 almond milk ice cubes

  • 1/2 cup cold brew coffee

  • A splash of vanilla

Instructions
  1. Place the frozen banana and 1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower in your blender or food processor.

  2. Add in 3 almond milk ice cubes.

  3. Pour in a 1/2 cup of cold brew coffee.

  4. Top it all off with a splash of vanilla.

  5. Blend until it reaches a frosty, creamy consistency.

  6. Add in 2 figs, blend some more, and then enjoy the energy gains!

Health Benefits
  1. Banana: this nutrient-dense heavyweight gives you a walloping dose of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B6.

  2. Cauliflower: one of the best plant-based sources of an essential nutrient many people lack: choline. A half-cup serving contains 45 milligrams of choline, which keeps your metabolism, nervous system, liver, heart, cell membranes, and even your DNA healthy.

  3. Figs: contain prebiotics, which feed the good bacteria living in your digestive tract, keeping your gut biome balanced and functioning optimally.

  4. Almond milk ice cubes: depending on the brand, almond milk can offer up more calcium per serving than cow’s milk! One popular brand (Silk) contains 45% of your daily recommended intake, compared to about 30% in the same serving of cow’s milk.

  5. Cold brew coffee: one of the most heavily studied foods of the last decade, coffee has been linked with an overall longer lifespan, as well as a reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease, among other conditions.

  6. Vanilla: in addition to its delicious aroma and rich, sweet taste, research indicates that the chief chemical compound, vanillin, can lower cholesterol levels and alleviate symptoms of inflammatory conditions like arthritis.

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