I'm sure you've heard of the S'mores Frappe that Starbucks is serving this Summer....I see a commercial for it pretty much everyday.
Out of curiosity I googled it to see what the ingredients were and what the Macros were. (I don't count macros, but I do look at them occasionally simply out of curiosity).
I. Was. Shocked.
Here are the ingredients:
Ice, Milk, Coffee Frappuccino Syrup [Sugar, Water, Salt, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid], Marshmallow Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Milk, Mono And Diglycerides, Carrageenan), Marshmallow Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate)], Milk Chocolate Sauce [Sweetened Condensed Whole Milk (Whole Milk, Sugar), Corn Syrup, Water, Sugar, Bittersweet Chocolate (Unsweetened Chocolate Processed With Potassium Carbonate, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin), Glycerin, Natural Flavor, Soy Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum], Coffee, Vanilla Syrup [Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid], Graham Cracker Topping [Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Whole Wheat Flour, Sugar, Palm Oil, Honey, Baking Soda, Molasses, Salt, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Soy Lecithin].
Insert all the eye bulging emojis, please.
I read that the Grande has 67g of sugar....which is the equivalent to...….wait for it......SIX glazed Krispy Kreme Donuts.
Holy ingredients. Holy sugar. That's a lot of junk, y'all. Now, I'm not here to tell you that you should NEVER enjoy one of these bad boys. I'm just saying you should 100% not have one everyday. Or probably every week. :)
I decided to get see if I could come up with a healthier version of their Frappe for y'all!
I haven't had one of these Starbucks S'mores Frappes.....and I'm sure they're delicious, but I do think I've come up with a pretty darn good alternative for ya!
Disclaimer: this recipe isn't 100% healthy. It does contain ingredients that are processed. However, in the name of "choosing the lesser of two evils" THIS one is a great choice!
Now I thought it would be fun to compare the Macros of these two drinks so you can see how this is a much better choice!
Starbucks (Grande) Macros:
The Dupe Macros:
Insane isn't it? Which one will you choose?! I'm totally IN for an occasional indulgence friends, but for your everyday life find a healthier alternative to foods like this!!
Comment below if you try it!! I'd love to know what you think! I think it's quite tasty!