Chocolate and orange are like a match made in heaven. The citrus aroma really sparks my taste buds and the mocha is a sweet little ending to a perfect little treat.
I have two delicious recipes to share with you today. I have a mocha orange frappuccino (iced coffee) for the adults Mocha Orange Frappy for the kids with bananas, almond milk and mocha. In addition, we have a very fun WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY sponsored by Nu Naturals so please keep reading to find out the details.
Some days you just need a little something sweet to get you through that afternoon. Most days, I need a kick-start to start my day and a cool and refreshing mocha orange frappy is just the way.
However, I know many of you are trying to watch our waste lines, carbs and if your diabetic you might have already given up on the idea of ever having a look-alike Starbuck’s frappuccino ever again but the NuNatural company has the perfect solution for you.
The NuNaturals company offers NuStevia based sugar alternatives, powders, liquids, syrups, baking blends, baking ingredients and dietary supplements. I had so much fun in the kitchen trialing their products. You can use their NuStevia based sweeteners in all of your baking, cooking and refreshments needs in your kitchen.
The boys and I had so much fun testing their new cocoa syrup and all of their NuStevia liquids such as cherry, vanilla, lemon, orange and peppermint just to name a few. It just takes a drop or two of the NuStevia liquids and our second runner-up was a teenage masterpiece they called the cherry vanilla chocolate frappy.
My boys and I also made some banana, chia seed, raisin and cocoa nip muffins using the NuStevia simple syrup and NuNatural Oat fiber and of course they have disappeared in a flash. (I tell you there were already 2 muffins gone from the time it takes me to walk from the kitchen to fetch my camera and back. Okay boys, fess up who did it?)
Feel free to have fun with this recipe and change out almond milk for soy milk, regular skim milk, coconut milk or even cream. I used my fun Nespresso coffee maker to make a perfect cup of espresso and frothed my almond milk. However, feel free to substitute with decaffeinated organic coffee. I heard Trader Joes has a nice selection to choose from. I even just added a couple of the NuStevia orange flavoured drops to my morning espresso and that was quite nice.
For the boys, I did not want them having lots of caffeine and bouncing off the walls as we were stuck inside on this stormy day. Instead, I made them a “Kid Friendly Frappy”. I did not add espresso but instead added more almond milk, a frozen banana, cocoa powder, NuStevia chocolate syrup and some ice. My boys wanted more white fluffy topping than what comes from frothing almond milk so I whipped them some fresh cream with just a drop or two of the vanilla NuStevia liquid drops and they were happy campers.
Everything in moderation is always the key to keeping on healthy diet including sugars and sugar supplements. I used the NuStevia products for these recipes. However, if you cannot have sugar alternatives because you are on a “cystitis diet” or for any other reason, then by all means just substitute with your favourite regular sugar or fructose, fresh oranges/orange zest and use regular chocolate sauce and enjoy.
NuNaturals will award (4 ) four of Bam’s Kitchen followers ( 1 ) one bottle of the Orange Stevia Liquid, a 50 pkt box of our NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets, PLUS a bottle of our NEW COCOA SYRUP, AND a bottle of our NEW SIMPLE SYRUP. Each of the 4 winners will receive the complete product selection of all 4 items with the retail value of $ 52.00 USD , PLUS A FREE BONUS PRODUCT !
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The Rules: This is a worldwide giveaway. The giveaway will be closed on August 9th, 2014 at 12:30 pm Hong Kong Time. Make sure that you have your current working e-mail listed when you leave a comment on this post.
If you want to shop online at NuNatural and once you proceed to the checkout page, you should enter the DISCOUNT CODE ; BLG1214 and you will receive – 15% DISCOUNT on their ENTIRE ORDER. ( Not to be combined with other discounts ) This discount remains EFFECTIVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2014 .
Online ordering customers may also receive FREE SHIPPING to the CONTINENTAL U. S. on all orders exceeding $35.00 after discounts.
Winner: The winner will be chosen at random using Random.org and announced at the top of this post. I will email the winner and if he/she does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
Disclaimer: NuNaturals sent me this product and is mailing the prizes out to the winners of the giveaway. My opinions remain entirely my own, as always.
Good Luck! Stay Cool and enjoy your favourite Frappies!
Cool and refreshing iced frappuccino with a slight essence of citrus, sweet flavour of mocha and eye opening expresso is one way to get the juices flowing in the morning and a kiddy version too.
- Mocha Orange Frappuccino (Adult Friendly)
- almond milk - 1/2 cup (and a little extra for frothing for topping)
- espresso shot - 1/2 cup
- chocolate syrup - 1 Tablespoon (NuStevia Chocolate syrup) or to taste
- simple syrup - 1 teaspoon (NuStevia Simple Syrup) or to taste
- orange drops - 5 drops (NuStevia Orange flavored drops) or to taste
- ice - handful
- cocoa nibs - 1 teaspoon (garnish-optional)
- Mocha Orange Frappie (Kid Friendly)
- almond milk - 1 cup
- banana - 1 frozen
- chocolate syrup - 1-2 tablespoon (NuStevia Chocolate Syrup) or to taste
- orange drops - 5 drops (NuStevia orange flavored drops) or to taste
- unsweetened cocoa powder - 1 teaspoon
- ice - handful
- whipping cream - 1/2 cup (for topping or can use frothed almond milk)
- vanilla - 1-2 drops of Vanilla NuStevia drops
- cocoa nibs - 1 teaspoon (garnish-optional)
Mocha Orange Frappuccino (Adult Friendly): In a blender mix almond milk, espresso, chocolate syrup, simple syrup, orange drops, ice and mix in blender until the ice is crushed. Taste and adjust sweeteners as desired. Put some additional ice in a glass and pour your delicious mocha orange frappuccino on top of it until 3/4 full. Froth some additional almond milk and scoop on top and garnish with cocoa nibs. Enjoy!
Mocha Orange Frappy ( Kid Friendly): In a blender add almond milk, frozen banana (remove peel), chocolate syrup, orange drops, unsweetened cocoa powder and ice and mix until the ice is crushed. Taste and adjust sweeteners as desired. Place a little bit of ice in glass and pour your delicious mocha orange frappy on top until 3/4 full. Froth some additional almond milk or cream with a 1 or 2 drops of Vanilla NuStevia drops and scoop on top of your mocha orange frappie. Garnish with cocoa nips. Enjoy!