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Frap and Wrap Time!

It's Frap N Wrap Time!!

As time crunches one way, family, holidays and school means Mom’s get a few hours break.

What a better way to break than to be out at your local hot spot.

Time out to socialize and re-establish into the wonderful world of adult. Grab your wrapping paper and tape along with some bows and ribbon then head off to wrap some gifts over a and local talk!

How about a Frappuccino with an energy boost and a multi vitamin?

A smoothie or even a shake?

Add a boost and keep that energy flowing for the busy day ahead!

Coffee klatch meet in round at home?

Have a blender?

Have a coffee maker or espresso maker?

How about a FRAPPUCCINO?

Try this recipe! ·

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients and Equipment

You will need the following ingredients to make one 16 oz. frappuccino.

You can double or cut the recipe in half as needed:

* 1-2 cups of ice * ½ cup of double-strength coffee, preferably dark-roast.

* ½ cup of lowfat milk or half-and-half

* 1-2 tablespoons of sugar, depending on your sweet tooth

* 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate or other flavored syrup. If you want, you can use caramel instead

* Optional: whipped cream for garnishing; extra chocolate syrup to drizzle over garnish ·

Step 2: Brew Coffee and Chill

* You will need to make coffee first and foremost, before you can start on any of the other steps. Here are some details on how to make coffee for your frappuccino and some different options for you:

1. Brew a pot of fresh, double-strength dark roast coffee.

2. You can make your coffee double-strength by using twice the recommended amount of coffee per pot, or 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per cup.

3. You could also try making fresh espresso for an extra-strong coffee base.

4. Chill your coffee before mixing up the frappuccinos. If you don’t want to wait for your coffee to cool in your fridge or freezer, you can also try pouring the fresh coffee into ice trays to make “coffee cubes” which you can then simply blend together to make your frappuccino.

Or, mix a third of your ice into the coffee before adding it to your blender. Enjoy!!!

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About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at www.SmoothieEssentials.com or by emailing shelley@juicesolutions.com Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea. http://matchagt.com/ http://www.smoothieessentials.com/

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