Thursday, August 13, 2009

Healthy Recipe: Iced Cappuccino Smoothie

I was organizing some recipes the other day (part of Housecleaning Week at my other blog) found this one which I have had for years and forgot about. It came from a WW magazine in early 2001! I like how it makes several servings of a mix and it's so easy to whip up a smoothie!



Iced Cappuccino Smoothie

MIX
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla-flavored powdered coffee creamer
1/3 cup instant regular or decaf coffee granules
1/3 cup instant fat-free milk powder
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

SINGLE SMOOTHIE
1/2 cup fat-free milk
2 tablespoons smoothie mix
6-8 ice cubes

1. To prepare the mix, combine the coffee creamer, coffee granules, milk powder, sugar, and cocoa in a blender, and pulse several times until finely powdered and well blended.

2. To prepare a smoothie, combine the milk and smoothie mix in blender; whirl until smooth. Add the ice cubes and pulse until thick and creamy.

Mix makes 8 servings
Smoothie serving (1 1/2 cups): 114 cal, 0 g fat, 1 g fiber, 2 WW pts
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I actually use 1% milk and it doesn't really make a difference in points. If you don't already have Dutch-process cocoa (it's not your regular Hershey's cocoa powder and has a different flavor) - be sure to compare prices; it can be expensive. Next time I make this, I think I'll try a different flavor of coffee creamer for fun.

This mixture does taste mild when compared to the blended coffee drinks at coffee houses - it's because there's less sugar and salt! If you like more coffee flavor - add more and it won't increase the points. I think it tastes nice and refreshing!

Have a wonderful day!

Lisa :)

3 comments:

  1. Ok...YUM! That sounds delicious! Will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Woot Woot! (As you would say... ha!) I love this. I heart making my own coffee drinks and shakes. I shall make this my own with a few variations. Thank you my choco eating, trying to diet friend.

    BTW: Want to link to this site through your main blog but don't see link or button. Will you be putting one back or leaving separatly.

    Have a great Sunday!
    Ginger

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