Sunday, October 23, 2011

Green Tea Frap anyone?

Good morning peeps.  Day 10 here on the Pre-op (mostly) liquid diet and 4 days away from surgery.  YAAAAAAAY!  I'm not really nervous.  Is that normal?  I guess havin' about 7 months to mentally prepare for this life changing procedure has been a life saver to my sanity.  I couldn't imagine goin' through this 1 month after my seminar.  I probably wouldn't have lasted 4 days on pre-op and maybe even decided that I could've done this on my own...again.  And we all know how that has turned out in the past...


So I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm happy that I was required to do 6 months with a doc because I feel that I am 110% ready for this.

Anyway, about a year ago, I was introduced to Starbucks' Green Tea Frappuccino, and I.WAS.HOOKED.  For those of you that aren't familiar its a sweet, creamy Green Tea, drink of frozen goodnes.  And coming in at a whopping 440 calories for the Grande size...eeeekk!!  Really?!?!  I was having a few a week!!!  Just goes to show you how important it is to count calories, I would've never guessed that this thing was close to half of the calories I should have been eating/drinking per day.  Here are the Nutritional Facts for Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino:
Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz)
Calories 440Calories from Fat 140

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 230mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 70g24%
Dietary Fiber <1g4%
Sugars 67g
Protein 6g

 And...drum roll please....

Green Tea Frappuccino Protein drink 
6-8 Ice cubes
1 Scoop of Body Fortress Vanilla Protein powder
1 tsp Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
1/2 cup of Soymilk (original)
2 packets of Stevia
1-3 heaping tsp of Matcha Green Tea powder (depending on your preference; I first made it with 1 scoop, next I tried 2 and like it better)

Add all to my Ninja blender and Voila'!  :)

Nutritional facts:
Total Fat:  4g
Total Calories: 209
Total Carbs: 10g
Sugars:  4g
Protein: 32g

Nice huh?  And its just as good.  :)


  1. Look at those carbs and sugar in the Starbucks one!

    What a great job finding a substitute. That's awesome.

  2. Hi- New Follower. Kelli sent me over.

  3. Thank you sooo much for following me! :)

  4. That thing looks yummy! I will have to try making it. Thanks for the suggestion.

  5. Hi. New follower. Kelli sent me over. Welcome to WLS blogland.