Dairy-Free Mocha Cappuccino
This dairy-free mocha cappuccino is creamy and delicious, thanks to Silk® Organic Unsweet Soymilk.
Today I’m going to show you how to whip up a plant-based take on a classic indulgent drink – a blended mocha cappuccino, thanks to a partnership with Silk.
Your standard blended mocha has about 60 grams of sugar and 9 grams of saturated fat – my version is dairy-free, with less than 1 g of saturated fat per cup. It’s made with Silk Organic Unsweet Soymilk, which has 7 grams of plant-based protein per cup, giving this creamy, frosty beverage a nutritional boost.
Research suggests soy protein may reduce your risk of heart disease when combined with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, thanks in part to beneficial components called phytochemicals, also known as isoflavones.**
While not everyone is willing to take the leap toward a fully plant-based diet, swapping out dairy with plant-based beverages is one simple step you can take to help support your health. It’s all about progress – not perfection!
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 shots hot espresso
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup Silk Organic Unsweet Soymilk
- 1 teaspoon chocolate or vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (I used coconut sugar)
- ½ cup ice
- In a cup, combine 2 shots of hot espresso with 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder. Let cool.
- Add the espresso to a blender with the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until smooth and frosty.
If you’re watching your caffeine intake like I am at the moment (I’m breastfeeding), you can totally make this with decaf espresso! Side note – buy decaffeinated coffee made with the “Swiss water process” which uses water instead of chemicals to extract the caffeine.
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*This post is sponsored by Silk, but all opinions are my own. I thank you for your support of Whitney E. RD-approved partnerships that make this website possible.
**In a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, 25 grams of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of Silk Organic Unsweet Soymilk has 7 grams of soy protein.