October 10, 2015

Easy Recipe: Chocolate Morsels and Almond Frappuccino

I have a big secret…I don’t drink coffee.  As a mother, especially of Hispanic origins, its highly unusual not to drink coffee.  Many mothers like to get together for playdates or to meet with mothers over coffee and Latinos adore their cafe con leche (coffee with milk).  My parents and siblings drink coffee as part of their daily routine, but I have never really been a fan.  I have drank coffee in the past, like when I had to study for an all nighter, but I am not a habitual coffee drinker. In reality, I’m a naturally “high” person so no one would really want to see me on caffeinated high, anyway.

As a non-coffee drinker, I was pleasantly surprised with Chocolate Morsels and Almond Frappuccino.  This recipe use chocolate milk, which is the most popular choice in schools and kids drink less milk (and get fewer nutrients) if it’s taken away.  Incorporating healthy habits is a goal of mine for my entire family.  Children who drink flavored milk meet more of their nutrient needs; do not consume more added sugar or fat; and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers.

This www.eligeleche.com recipe was easy and includes the family friendly ingredients of chocolate milk and morsels.

Chocolate Morsels and Almond Frappuccino
Makes 2 (1 cup) servings
Nutrition Information: 228 calories; 6.5 g fat; 4 g saturated fat;
9 g protein; 290 mg calcium

2 cup low fat chocolate milk
2 tbsp chocolate morsels
¼ teaspoon of almond extract

Mix all ingredients in a blender until the ice is crushed

Flavored milk contains the same nine essential nutrients as white milk and is a healthful alternative to soft drinks.  To find more delicious recipes using milk or chocolate milk, visit the following sites:

This recipe is included in a weekly virtual recipe exchange called #SabrosoSaturday hosted by Latina On a Mission so be sure to check out the other “Yummy” featured recipes. Happy Cooking!

Disclosure: This is a paid post created in collaboration with Latina On a Mission and Milk Processors Education Program(MilkPEP). All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.
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Joscelyn, Owner of Mami of Multiples & Mami Innovative Media

Joscelyn Ramos Campbell has more than a decade of experience as an award-winning former federal government public relations executive under the Bush and Obama administrations. The “super-connected power mom“ was recently named by Latina Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Latina Mommy Bloggers on the Web“; by CBS News as one of the “Top Bloggers in the Business“; by NBC Latino Work-Life Balance series as a “Top Latina Mom Blogger“; an Empowering Latina in the Marketing Field; by CNBC.com as a Top Latino Social Media Stars and Leading Hispanic Bloggers. She is the owner of Mami Innovative Media and founder of Mami of Multiples, one of the nation’s leading Latina American parenting and lifestyle sites offering resources and helpful tips for families. She is a nationally syndicated Parenting Columnist and co-hosts a Talk Radio Show. Joscelyn is a public speaker, military wife and mother to a teen son and identical twin boys. Connect with Joscelyn at @JoscelynRC & @InnovativeTalk.

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  1. Oh that looks delicious. I could use one now!!

  2. Oh wow – I like almonds. It’s a good thing the recipe is for 4 people, my teen will want doubles.

  3. ay que rico… I haven’t had a frap in so long.. But an almond one, never! this is a must try recipe.

  4. Que rico!!! almonds is deliciuos and very nutricious, too!!!

  5. YUMMY!! I love my Starbucks frapps but the costs is what stops me from buying them. This will save me money and cure those cravings!

  6. I think the almonds makes pop this recipe.

  7. A great treat that’s healthy and easy to make. Forget fancy coffee shops, bring out the blender

  8. The almonds and the lowfat chocolate milk give this great nutrional value. It definitely a treat for the family!

  9. This sounds so good! I could probably blend spinach with chocolate milk and my kids would like it :)

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