Coffee Coconut Frappuccino (V +GF): a 3 ingredient recipe for deliciously thick, creamy frappes bursting with coffee and coconut flavor. Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.
Oh, happy day! ☺ This morning was dewy, lightly chilly and an energizing kind of brisk. The sun was just starting to peek out from the clouds and birds were chirping. No really, there were actually birds chirping. Does it get more idyllic than that?
Normally I wouldn’t be able to tell you anything about the weather or even about a single bird noise… because, this is me all day, everyday: seemingly nonstop computer time, cancelled plans to go outside because something internet-y happened and barely closing my eyes and turning off an electronic device before bed.
But no more! Dash it all to the wind… no more. 😉 If you’ve been reading the last few posts, you know that Erik and I have newly committed ourselves to outdoor time. The thing is, with having internet jobs, we don’t get out much… and the internet is always alive with activity. This equals us having loads of trouble unplugging.
But unplug we (kinda) have! We’ve been taking baby steps, but it’s working. First, there was a walk, and then there was a longer one.
And then… drum roll please… we went for a run!! ☺ This. Morning. That’s how I can sit here, and tell you all about the birds and give you the weather report. Imagine me waving my arms over that interactive map and elegantly pointing out storm fronts. Or something. ☔️
To commemorate this spectacular occasion, I whipped up a Coffee Coconut Frappuccino, just for you. This is the kind of refreshment you deserve after a nice long run, or keeping to your promise to turn off the computer a bit earlier than usual, or maybe even calling off of work an hour earlier to go meet a friend for some shopping.
Can you believe, I actually forgot how good it felt to just go outside. Did I tell you, back when Erik and I were living in San Francisco (yes, we move a lot, a lot), we used to head to the beach for runs?
It was the best feeling in the world. We’d strap on our most comfortable running shoes, argue about who had to carry the water bottle (Erik, of course), and just run. Run from the most concrete, gray and glass cityscaped areas through the most colorful, lively neighborhoods, into the ‘burbs… and finally glide across patches of grass and road until we saw it: the beach.
There’s nothing more beautiful than a beach. It’s just waiting for you to come on over, take off your shoes and dig your toes right in. Relax, live and just breathe.
Now that we live in Maine, far from the beach, we’re just learning how to find our running legs again. Who wants to join us? We’re starting with just a short, 10 minute run (okay… 5 minute), with 15-20 minutes of walking three times a week. Then, we’re gonna kick it up a notch. I mean, we really have to before winter storms in and shows us who’s boss. Plus, Holiday Eating. Need I say more?
In the mean time, let us all stay nice and energized with something a little special. Just between you and me, we’re gonna call this frappe the Heck Yeah, I Kicked Butt at Life Today and I Deserve This Coffee Coconut Frappuccino.
Okay, it’s a little long. Let’s also call it the Working Title Coffee Coconut Frappuccino.
Ahem. Let me tell you all about the awesomeness of this frappe. This Heck Yeah, I Kicked Butt at Life Today and I Deserve This Coffee Coconut Frappuccino is:
- made with just 3 simple ingredients
- super creamy and thick
- vegan, gluten free, dairy free and paleo
- fluffy and treat-worthy
- easy, easy, EASY to make
- allergy-friendly and plant-based
- bursting with just the right amount of coffee and coconut
- the perfect treat to celebrate an accomplishment ?
So whaddya say? Would you like me to hand you a straw? Let’s make some time today to do something nice for ourselves. You grab the water bottle, I’ll lace up my shoes. Let’s do this!
And tell me, what have you been planning on doing, but just haven’t gotten around to?
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter. ❤️
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- 1 can light coconut milk (13-14 oz.)
- ½ cup cold coffee
- 2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen
- Toasted coconut, coconut whip, chocolate syrup
- At least 2-3 hours or the night before, place coconut milk in the refrigerator to chill. Pour coffee into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer.
- Later, add bananas into a blender. Blend until the bananas become crumbly. Add coconut milk. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
- Add coffee ice cubes. Blend until well incorporated and smooth, again scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
- Pour into two cups. Top with coconut whip or any of your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
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I can’t wait to hear your responses.