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!

1 comment:

Karren said...

New visitor today from your Mocafe Recipe post, Oh My Heartsie,