Jul 13, 2012

Post Workout Frappe - Raspberry Kefir Matcha Green Tea Frappe courtesy of MoCafe

Typically after I work out (see ClubFYM -- also Holly Rigsby's blog Get Fit and Yummy), I make a smoothie to replenish my protein needs and energy needs.  My base recipe is homemade kefir, whey protein powder by Naturade, frozen fruit (such as strawberries or raspberries) and a little bit of coconut oil.  

Today, I have the opportunity to use Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Frappe in my post-workout smoothie.  Last week I entered the Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Lovers Contest at 5 Minutes for Mom and received a package in the mail with the Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Frappe to try.  Now I am making a yummy frappe for the chance to win a Blendtec Blender and Twister Jar.

Prize: Blendtec Designer Series + Twister Jar– Total Retail value $618.00

With the temperatures here being in the high nineties with high humidity, I am choosing to prepare a cold smoothie.  I am loosely following the suggested preparation from Mocafe and combining that with my basic smoothie recipe.  Therefore, I will have the benefits of Matcha Green Tea combined with the benefits of kefir and coconut oil.  YUMMY!! 

Here are the ingredients and supplies that I am using today.  

First. I will strain the kefir so that I can use the grains to ferment another quart of milk for my next smoothie. The kefir grains resemble cottage cheese.

Placing 6 oz. of the kefir into my Bosch Blender, next add 6.5 Tbsp. of the Green Tea Frappe Powder.

Blend for a minute to mix thoroughly.  Lovely green color!

Add 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil and mix again.  You want the coconut oil to be thoroughly mixed into the frappe/kefir mixture before adding the frozen ingredients. (Oops!  I forgot to include the coconut oil in the ingredients photo, hence this photo.)

Next, I will add up 12 oz. of frozen raspberries.  Blend away.
 My smoothie has turned a lovely salmon pink.  (Note to self:  My Bosch blender has a more difficult time with the frozen addition, hopefully the Blendtec would be stronger).

Whip the cream with a stick blender.

Top with cream (from Picket Fence Creamery) and cinnamon and a raspberry.

Now to drink up and replenish my body after my workout.   By the way, I do not usually drink my post-workout smoothies from a fancy glass, but these glasses are pretty and go well with the presentation of this delicious smoothie.

I'm also giving a shout out to my local coffee shop:  The Good News Room.  This coffee shop has been open only for a few months, but I love the atmosphere and the yummy coffee and goodies.  Most of the tables and decorations are for sale.  There are so many great finds in the shop.  I have my eye on an orange egg basket.

I hope you enjoyed my recipe and maybe you will even try it yourself.  If you like my recipe, please click on the like button below my entry on this page.  I am entry # 11.

Have a blessed day!

Jun 25, 2012


24.  Blue skies with bright white clouds.
25.  2 year olds who are learning to talk and ask questions.
26.  Hard working sons.
27.  Fun loving sons.
28.  Dark chocolate cheesecake.
29.  Tall trees that offer much shade and relief from the heat.
30.  Lawn mowers and the boys that operate them, cutting our grass to acceptable lengths.

Cultivating a heart of gratitude to remind myself of the many blessings in my life as well as to squash the critical spirit that can so easily affect my outlook.