Copycat Starbucks Java Chip (Protein Packed & Low Sugar)

Copycat Starbucks Java Chip Frappe!

Don’t ya just love the great picture quality of this protein packed frappe?? I was in a rush and brought this with to class and was trying to secretly snap a pic without anyone noticing.

Anywho, do you frequent starbucks often?? Are you a lover of frappuccinos? Do you hate how much sugar and additives are in Starbucks’s blended drinks? I sure do. I can’t remember the last time that I ordered a frappe from starbucks. Even when you make it light, there are still a lot of ingredient in them that I don’t approve of! That’s why I decided to make a healthier version of a frappe! This smoothie is protein packed, has a healthy dose of fiber, and is a fraction of the calories of a frappe! I made it in one of the single serve cups from my ninja. I am absolutely obsessed with my ninja and love how easy it is to use.


1 small frozen ripe banana

6 ounces of cold brewed coffee- I used Starbucks Mocha Coffee

1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 scoop Sunwarrior Vanilla Vegan Protein Powder (Check out my giveaway of sunwarrior on my blog!) – really an vanilla protein powder will work

1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips

3-4 ice cubes

1 tablespoon PB2

Directions: First, brew some coffee. I made Starbucks Mocha coffee in my keurig. Then. put the coffee in the fridge or freezer and let it chill. I put mine in the freezer to get it cold quickly because I was in a hurry. If you do it in advance, you could even add the coffee to ice cube trays and then omit the ice!

Then, add the frozen banana, coffee, almond milk, ice, protein powder, and PB2 into the blender. Then, mix it all up! After that, add the dark chocolate chips and pulse for a couple of seconds. I added those in last so that there was larger chunks of chocolate in there. Bam! You’re done. Not only is the protein coffee smoothie much healthier than a Starbucks drink, it is way cheaper too! My estimate for the cost of this drink is about $1.50.

Now, lets compare nutrition facts from a Starbucks Frappe to my delicious homemade one.

Starbucks Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz)
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 66g
Protein 6g

My Healthy Frappe Calorie Nutrient Breakdown

      Calories Calories Carbs Fat Protein              Fiber       Sugar
Banana – Large, 91 g 84 20 0 1 2 11
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (Almond Milk) – Vanilla (Unsweetened), 79.2 ml (1 cup) 10 1 1 0 0 0
Pb2 – Pb2, 1 T 23 3 1 3 1 1
Hersheys – Dark Chocolate Chips, 1 Tbs 70 8 5 0 1 6
Starbucks – Mocha Coffee, Ground, 1 cup 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunwarrior – Protein Powder Vanilla, 0.5 Scoop 25g 50 1 1 10 1 0
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237 33 8 14 5 18



Let’s Compare:

Total Calories:

Starbucks: 470, Mine: 237

Grams of Fat: Starbs:  18 , mine: 8

Grams Protein:

Starbs: 6 Mine: 14

Grams Sugar: Starbs: 66 Mine: 18

Grams Fiber: Starbs: 2 Mine: 5

Well my friends, numbers don’t lie. If you want to cut your calories in half, slash your sugar intake by 48 grams, increase fiber and protein, then make this smoothie! You will not be disappointed. Let me know if you try it below in the comments!!!

What is your go-to starbucks drink? Do you buy your coffee or make it at home???

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