My goodness, goodness, yumm. This is one of the yummiest Fuel Pull delights in the book, in my humble opinion. The Fat Stripping Frappa! Such a simple and yet delightful medley of flavors to delight the senses and bless us readers with a smooth and tasty addition to our healthy concoction arsenal. This recipe comes from the book, found in Chapter 18 (Morning Meals, p 240, thanks Jennifer!) in the Smoothies section.
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Recipe Highlight: Fat Stripping Frappa
If you have not yet decided to “splurge” and purchase the ginormous, and totally info-filled book, Trim Healthy Mama, this recipe alone ought to make you want to do so. I can’t share the recipe (trade secret…sorry), but I am going to tell you my personally discovered tips for making it amazing!
Making the Fat Stripping Frappa AMAZING!
Tip 1: Use an appropriate ice to liquid ratio! When I put too much ice into the blender and have not used the right amount of liquid, I basically get a super ice-chunk liquid slushie that does not even slightly resemble the Frappe I desire. Consensus agrees; use about 1/2-3/4 ice to liquid ratio.
Tip 2: Use plenty of sweetener of choice. Some use Truvia, we use this stevia, but using enough is key! Without enough sweetener to cut the bitterness of the chocolate, you will not really have the sweet frothy deliciousness your tongue craves. I am typically happy with about 1/2 tsp Stevia.
Tip 3: Blend ice thoroughly before adding the magic final ingredient (I can’t tell you, but believe me it’s the KEY ingredient provided in the book!) If you don’t blend up the ice thoroughly before adding the final touch, you won’t achieve the best froth. Blend for a few minutes and then finish. YUM!
Tip 4: Use Defatted Peanut Flour as a flavor addition without all the calories! To keep this delicious drink FP, peanut flour is the exactly right addition to bring it all together. It’s my personal favorite addition.
***UPDATE*** After continuing to enjoy my yummy FSF, I have to say that another trick is to thoroughly blend the Glucomannan before adding all the final ingredients. Mixing up the gluccie enough is important to help with the frothing action, too, since it is a thickener. I hope that helps too!